LitePoint, provider of wireless test solutions, announced the LitePoint IQcell multi-device cellular signaling test solution which enables user experience testing of LTE cellular devices.
The IQcell is designed for mobile device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to test performance of popular device uses such as mobile hotspot functionality, voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) calling, internet browsing and streaming videos. Testing for each of these applications is done via an over-the-air connection that mimics true user experience scenarios.
IQcell provides a method to pinpoint the root cause of failures reported by a user so device repair service centers can use IQcell and IQservice software to perform RF parametric testing on phones returned by customers. This enables device makers and carriers to repair faulty phones and reduce the cost of replacing easily repaired phones with new ones.
Available in 2-port and 8-port configurations, IQcell supports LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA/HSPA and GSM. The IQcell 2-port configuration enables diagnostic of IoT device cellular radio quality and the automated test system detects the cellular radio capability by running a pre-defined set of test cases.
The IQcell 8-port configuration increases test capacity with up to four devices running concurrently on four separate cells and each cell has a dedicated measurement system for specific parametric measurements.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, and with offices around the world, LitePoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne, supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne had revenue of $1.75 billion in 2016 and currently employs approximately 4,400 people worldwide.