Agilent introduces RF Conformance test system for mobile handsets

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the latest addition to its GS-8800 family of RF design verification and conformance test solutions: the GS-8852 2G RF Conformance Test (RCT) system, a GSM, GPRS, EGPRS test system for mobile handset conformance test. This new test system is targeted at wireless test laboratories, handset manufacturers, reference design, and chipset vendors.

The Agilent GS-8852 RCT system is designed to deliver high-accuracy measurements with excellent repeatability, testing devices for conformance to the individual test standards as prescribed by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) or PCS-type certification review board (PTCRB) for UMTS mobile phones. Also featured are RF transmitter, receiver and performance tests in accordance with the 3GPP TS51.010-1 test specification for GSM, GPRS and EGPRS technology. The GS-8852 RCT system also supports a range of bands, including GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800 and PCS 1900.

Based on a core platform of Agilent test equipment and software, the systems can be expanded to meet the advanced requirements of the R&D design verification and conformance environment. The GS-8800's measurement capabilities are augmented by an RF Interface Module, which handles RF switching and conditioning. The software includes pre-defined tests that conform to the individual technology standard, as well as a design verification environment where users can easily configure or modify these tests.

The Agilent GS-8852 2G RCT system is available now through Agilent's direct sales channels. Pricing is dependent on system configuration. A full 3G RCT test system will be available in September 2008.

More information about the GS-8852 2G RCT system is available at

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