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  • IQsignal for WiMAX Software Suite


    The LitePoint IQsignal™ for WiMAX Software Suite represents the latest in vector-based signal analysis and modulation   technology targeted toward the demanding requirements of 802.16 WiMAX products. Offered with an IQmax Wireless Test System, users have a powerful and comprehensive toolset to control IQmax VSA and VSG hardware and analyze measured data meeting the demanding needs of development, manufacturing, and QA engineers.

    Features

    • Complete software suite for WiMAX 02.16e-2005 / WirelessMAN-OFDMA and 802.16-2004 / WirelessMAN-OFDM signal analysis and generation
    • Supports both SISO and MIMO receive and transmit signals (hardware dependent)
    • Easy-to-use graphical user interface running on standard PC
    • Receive gain and transmit level controls
    • Preprogrammed VSG OFDM and OFDMA waveforms
    • Configurable VSG signal impairments
    • Selectable number of transmit bursts
    • Selectable signal, free running, or external trigger source
    • Auto Range capability automatically sets the optimum power range for EVM measurements 
    • Selectable subframe analysis averaging 
    • Zoom feature for all graphical analysis result windows
    • Numerical analysis result window displays all relevant results of the selected tests
    • Analyze combined subframe signal or individual bursts
    • Selectable automatic detection of critical WiMAX signal parameters
    • Powerful graphical map configuration tool to manually define the map for OFDMA signals

    Benefits

    • Rapid time to production
      • Easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) to quickly begin interactive testing
      • VSA and VSG set-up, measurement and analysis functions made available through LitePoint API
      • User presented with all instrument set-up, control, and analysis functions to measure the performance of the DUT
    • Extends and protects your LitePoint investment
      • Future upgrades do not require changes to user-generated test programs
      • Ready for MIMO
      • Bluetooth FM modulation and EDR analysis can be added with optional LitePoint Bluetooth Software Package

    System Requirements

    • PC: Intel® Pentium® Processor or compatible
    • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Home Edition
    • Memory: 128MB of RAM
    • Disk space: 200MB of available hard disk space
    • Monitor: 1024 x 768 resolution
    • Connectivity: TCP/IP over 10/100BaseT Ethernet

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    IEEE802.16 "WiMAX" Software Reference Designs

    The industry-standard for WiMAX infrastructure. picoChip’s WiMAX architecture is used by more OEMs and more carriers than any other, including the “golden modem” for WiMAX certification. The solution scales from femtocells through microcells to sophisticated multi-sector basestations, with full support for mobility, MIMO and beam-forming. What’s more, it is completely software upgradeable, from certified 16d to 16e, Wave 2 and MIMO — and with a roadmap to 16j and 16m.

    Because picoChip’s Reference Designs are fully-tested, fully-integrated, system-level solutions which implement the complete WiMAX PHY, customers using them benefit from dramatically accelerated time-to-market and reduced development cost. The dramatic performance advantages of the picoArray over conventional architectures means these systems also have reduced bill-of-materials and lower power dissipation.

    picoChip-developed algorithms meet or exceed all the performance requirements of the IEEE802.16 standard in static, multipath and co-channel interference conditions for all modulation schemes. This increased performance translates directly into increased range, more coverage and better network economics for carriers. (More details).

    picoChip's compelling PC8520 PHY solution is widely deployed in systems that have achieved certification. The software upgrade to support OFDMA (16e-2005) is sampling now and will be amongst the first solutions to enter WiMAX interoperability testing.

    picoChip is committed to supporting the standards roadmap and providing customers with a seamless upgrade path to new capabilities, including AAS, MIMO and .16j mobile relay.

    Example customers:

    Part Number

    Description

    Product brief

    PC8520

    OFDM (IEEE802.16-2004) basestation product brief

    PC8530

    OFDM (IEEE802.16e-2005) basestation product brief

    PC6530

    OFDMA (IEEE802.16e-2005) Femtocell/picocell integrated PHY+MAC for home basestation

    picoChip’s WiMAX solution is completely software upgradeable, from 16d to 16e, MIMO and beyond

    16j: Mobile Relay

    802.16J is a task group, looking at relay station architecture for OFDMA 802.16e-2005 based systems. This will enable small cell coverage beyond the initial macro-cell deployment, and to specify the architecture such that the price and complexity of relay stations is greatly reduced. The standard is expected to be ratified in the 2nd half of 2007 clearing the way for standardized equipment to be deployed.

    picoChip is developing a reference design for 802.16j.

    16m: Next Generation

    IEEE has recently approved the PAR for 802.16m, extending the WiMAX architecture for even higher data-rates as a 4G system.

    The performance of the picoChip architecture makes it ideally suited to this application.

     

    EDX® Signal Pro® v6


    EDX® SignalPro® is the principal building block of EDX’s comprehensive line of wireless network engineering tools. It offers all of the study types you need to design a basic wireless network, including area studies, link/point-to-point studies and route studies. EDX SignalPro also incorporates the finest telecom-specific mapping features, meticulous equipment data storage capabilities and convenient utility functions.

    Basic EDX SignalPro can be extended to become a fully featured, carrier-class, network design tool by attaching the EDX network design and indoor modules, post-processing toolkits and data management products. This building block approach gives you the ability to create the right tool for your specific needs – putting the Power of Planning to work for you.

    Studies
    Propagation Models
    EDX SignalPro includes a complete set of the most accurate propagation prediction models, appropriate for systems from 30 MHz to 60 GHz.

    For ultimate flexibility, you can select from the extensive set of over 20 published propagation models, customize the coefficients of selected empirical models, or create your own proprietary propagation models with an external dynamic link library. All models have completely adjustable environmental and reliability parameters.

    For refined accuracy, many models can consider the attenuation and height values of underlying clutter databases. This additional attenuation can be considered along the entire study path for each calculation point.

    Area/Coverage Studies
    A comprehensive selection of over 15 area study types are available for:Shadowing/Line of Site
    Path Loss , Field Strength , Received Power , Downlink Signal Levels  , Uplink Signal Levels  , C/(I+N) & Aggregate C/(I+N) , Group-To-Group Interference , Bit Error Rate , Percent Service Availability , Number of Available Servers , Simulcast Delay Spread

    Unmatched Area Study Capabilities
    Multiple area studies can be simultaneously calculated, displayed, and stored for future use. For maximum flexibility, you can create your own customized “Hybrid” studies with an easy-to-use dialog box that assists you in applying mathematical functions to existing area studies or doing Boolean “and/or” comparisons of two existing studies. You have complete control of your study displays.
     

    Full Point-to-Point Path Analysis
    Calculate a full microwave path analysis including path profile, rain and fade outage, percent availability, dispersive fade margin, antenna diversity reception, and cross-link interference. All links are bi-directional, and you can edit your link studies by selectively adding trees, buildings, or terrain elevation modifications. Cross-link interference studies are also calculated.

    Route Studies
    Use a route study to calculate and store detailed propagation properties and most likely servers along a 2D or 3D route. Routes contain a series of specific points that can be easily created with the included EDX drawing tools.
     

     

    Features
    Project Management
    A project management tree lets you see all the components of your project at a glance. Click on any component of the tree to quickly view relevant details.

    Project Wizard
    The Project Wizard helps you to rapidly set up a project from a selection of system-specifi c templates. EDX SignalPro will instantly display a map view with relevant GIS data for your chosen area, which can be selected by simply entering a city name.

    Transmit & Receive Equipment
    Easily add and manage your network equipment. EDX SignalPro gives you the most detailed equipment definition parameters available. Complex antenna patterns for omni, directional, or adaptive “smart” antenna types are supported with co-polarized and cross-polarized directional transmit and receive antenna considerations. For more accurate interference analysis, you can also describe the Power Spectral Density and receive filters for your equipment.

    Equipment can be quickly accessed and grouped from your map view with convenient right-click menus. Straightforward dialog boxes provide for global equipment edits that can be made to your entire equipment set, or a selected group/subgroup.

    Open Software Architecture
    The Component Object Model (COM) and XML interfaces provide easy ways to import, export, and share transmitter, link, and CPE details with other applications.

    This also provides for external control of the tool beyond the included GUI, customizing EDX SignalPro for your specific needs.

    Link “Rubberband” to Server
    Link server lines show “rubber band” connections to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd most likely servers as you move the mouse around your area studies.

    Comparisons of Measured and Predicted Signal Levels
    Drive test data can be imported, displayed, and used for statistical comparison with predicted results. The dialog boxes showing the RF equipment parameters show predicted values alongside measured values, providing you with relevant information at your fingertips.

    You can also get the most value from your database investments with EDX SignalPro by using measurement data to adjust the attenuation values of your underlying clutter databases for location- specific accuracy.

    Database Support

    U.S. and worldwide terrain, clutter, building, GIS, demographic, and traffic data can be added as map layers. Open, flexible format compatibility makes it easy to use data from many sources, thereby giving you maximum control of your database investment - including quality and cost.

     

    Mapping
    Multiple Map Display
    Multiple map views conveniently show your project studies and GIS map data simultaneously. Views can also be saved as common image files such as JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF and others.

    Display Types
    Whether you’re displaying signal levels, terrain, demographic or traffic data you can select from several types of map views:

    Composite Grid with Color Levels by Range , Composite Grid with Color Gradient , Composite Contours
    Composite Grids Draped Over 3D Terrain , 3D Display
    Create impressive 3D displays such as shaded terrain relief with illumination control, integrated 3D building and terrain displays, map images and aerial/satellite photos draped onto the 3D terrain elevation. Also Viewpoint Perspective is easy & quick.

    Customizable Status Bar
    A customizable status bar allows you to control the information you need to view. It can include most likely servers, terrain elevation, building height, and clutter category.

    Transmitter Map Icon Display
    Display base stations on your map view with options such as cell range, directional antenna beam width and traffic loading.

    Recalculate & Redisplay
    You can easily recalculate and redisplay all project studies with a single mouse click. This feature is ideal for assessing the total impact of a changed system parameter on all aspects of the system analysis.

    Utilities
    Easy to Integrate with other Mapping Tools
    If you use MapInfo® or Arc View®, EDX SignalPro can automatically generate study results in a compatible format. Map views can also be exported as Geo-coded TAB/TIF files. Further, EDX SignalPro imports MIF/MID and ArcView® DBF/SHP files as map layers, as well as exports study results in MIG, MID/MIF or SHP/DBF.

    Worldwide GIS Database
    A worldwide GIS database is included for your ease of use. With this data, you can create relevant map views for anywhere in the world. It includes seven layers of telecom-specific map data.
     

     

    Query Capabilities
    Extensive abilities to query your project include query libraries accessible by other applications as well as the ability to right click on any point to view multiple layers of propagation analysis and GIS information. You can also select entire areas for query analysis.

    Utility Functions
    Utility functions are easily accessible for coordinate conversion, distance and bearing calculations, ERP calculations, intermodulation calculations and creating and plotting directional antenna patterns. Address matching to geographic coordinates is available.

    Modules
    Make EDX SignalPro Even More Powerful
    Add on to EDX SignalPro with specialized modules and toolkits that add even more powerful functionality for design and optimization of your wireless network including:

    Network Design Module – ideal for carrier class network deployment
    Microcell/Indoor Module – a unique tool for indoor & outdoor – includes ray-tracing
    EDX Pre-Qualification Toolkit – for post-processing your engineering studies
    Building Editor – making it easy to manage building databases

     

    BOSTON (Oct. 10, 2006) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] expands the depth and distinction of its WiMAX infrastructure solutions with the announcement of its WiMAX Forum 802.16e Wave 1 Certification Library. TI's highly optimized software library incorporates all of the core signal processing and permutation functions required to build a Wave 1 compliant solution. In addition, TI has incorporated Wave 2 permutation functions to hasten the adoption of the advanced multi-antenna signal processing features such as MIMO and beamforming which are defined as part of the WiMAX Forum Wave 2 feature set. TI's software library is a key component of its 1 GHz, DSP-based wireless infrastructure solution supporting the evolution of the mobile WiMAX standard. For more information, please visit: www.ti.com/wimaxwi.

    TI's carrier grade WiMAX software library follows an extensive development and testing process, making it easy to integrate into both OEM products and service provider networks. The rigorous testing and responsive customer support of this library drastically reduces internal development costs for equipment manufacturers. The targeted processor for this code is the TMS320TCI6482, TI's high performance digital signal processor (DSP), providing OEMs the power and flexibility to develop a customized platform specific to their system requirements. The ease of integration offered by TI's software library creates opportunities to collaborate with solutions providers and develop technology that reaches beyond basic WiMAX functionality, setting the stage for complete, end-to-end base band systems.

    "We are collaborating with TI to develop an 802.16e demonstration system, fully integrated with the necessary hardware and software components, including Tata Elxsi MAC software, to assist OEMs with effortless integration of WiMAX-compliant solutions into their network infrastructure," said Nitin Pai, Tata Elxsi's head of marketing. "The flexibility features offered by TI's software library was tremendously advantageous from a business perspective, as several of our customers are realizing the importance of selecting technology that can already support certification requirements and infrastructure requirements for WiMAX and other emerging air interface standards."

    The software library can be easily customized and upgraded to support added functionalities to meet future 802.16e certification requirements. By providing the Wave 2 permutation schemes in this first release of the library, the highly-optimized software enables customers to differentiate their wireless applications with enhanced features and components immediately.

    With mobile WiMAX rapidly emerging on the broadband wireless front, the need for swift, seamless interoperability testing is becoming increasingly necessary. The five wave requirements established by the WiMAX Forum define a rigorous certification process, with interoperability testing labs demonstrating compliance among service and solutions providers and ultimately providing feature-rich, high-speed broadband wireless access via WiMAX. TI's WiMAX software development closely follows the Forum's certification requirements and is committed to providing software to meet the needs of WiMAX system designers. "Our mobile WiMAX software development is directly linked to the activity and requirements of the WiMAX Forum and 802.16e standard. We continue to monitor the standard and update our software according to any changes or modifications that may arise in the corrigendum," said Arnon Friedmann, TI's communications infrastructure software manager.

    Friedmann continues, "The delivery of high-quality, carrier grade software is a critical component in our overall wireless strategy allowing our customers to focus on their own differentiating features since the basic signal processing functions are provided by TI. This is achieved by providing a flexible software library allowing our customers to easily integrate their unique components and intellectual property into the overall system."

    TI will be attending WiMAX World on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 through Thursday, October 12, 2006 in booth number 525 to introduce its comprehensive WiMAX technology portfolio, and demonstrate how each of TI's solution components equip OEMs with the network infrastructure necessary to fulfill the requirements of emerging wireless standards.

    TI's upgraded software library, with feature enhancements that support multiple waves of WiMAX compliance, is available now.

     


    SigASN Overview

     

    Aricent's SigASN is a platform-independent Signaling Module and forms the core component of the WiMAX ASN Gateway. The solution is a WiMAX standards based off-the-shelf, software signaling framework, which enables Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) to quickly develop WiMAX (802.16e) ASN Gateways.

    A member of the WiMAX Forum, Aricent has been actively tracking the WiMAX technology in conformance with the Network Working Group (NWG) Forum's roadmap of ASNGateway specfication for various Profiles. This has aided Aricent to effectively evolve its SigASN product in step with the progression of the WiMAX specifications, ensuring that its customers are shielded from added costs of technology upgrades. In addition, Aricent's comprehensive set of IP-based Datacom offerings, such as Radius, DHCP, and IGMP, serve as building blocks for the ASN Gateway. Aricent SigASN solution is the most comprehensive ASN GW framework available and with its continuing investment in evolution, ensures that the customer is assured of a standards-based solution being available for deployment and technology evolves.

    The following figure illustrates SigASN's placement in a WiMAX ASN gateway:

     

     

    Wireless access security

    CMG Personal Edition For individual employees who use their mobile device to access email and other business information and are looking for a way to protect information stored on the device. Also ideal for companies who want to start with a written security policy requiring mobile workers to have security on their handheld devices. Available through device manufacturers.

    Web Interface Browsers: 
    Internet Explorer (IE) 

    Standards:
    Java, LDAP , ODBC , SOAP , XML 

    Encryption Algorithms: 
    AES 128 and 256, Triple DES, Blowfish 128 
    Lite for PDAs 

    Device Encryption Options: 
    Folder-based encryption, Full hard disk encryption 

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