Sequans Communications certifies the R&S CMW500

Published by Rohde and Schwarz

Sequans Communications certifies the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester for the alignment of its LTE chipsets. Sequans Communications, a leading 4G chip maker, now uses Rohde & Schwarz test equipment to align its new generation LTE chipsets. The jointly-developed test solution is built around the multi-standard, market-leading R&S CMW500 radio communication tester.

Munich, January 24, 2012 — The test solution developed by Sequans and Rohde & Schwarz is based on the R&S CMWrun software. The software was adapted to Sequans’ LTE chipsets and implemented in Sequans’ test environment. Alignment of Sequans’ LTE chipsets using the new solution has been ongoing since December. The test software controls the device under test (DUT) and the R&S CMW500 that aligns the DUT in the non-signaling mode.

Bertrand Debray, VP of engineering at Sequans Communications said: "The rollout of LTE networks is in full swing and the demand for new LTE user devices is increasing rapidly. It is imperative that we help our customers meet this accelerating demand by bringing our new LTE chip solutions to market as quickly as possible. The new Rohde & Schwarz production test solution is exceptionally fast, thereby ensuring we meet this objective."

Michael Altmann, Head of Mobile Radio Tester Product Management at Rohde & Schwarz, comments: "On the basis of the R&S CMW500, Sequans and Rohde & Schwarz have created a test solution for LTE chipsets that will keep pace with future developments. This flexible multistandard platform also benefits user equipment manufacturers who can use it to test the chipsets or to develop and produce their own products."

The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester is the ideal solution for all phases in the development and production of chipsets and wireless devices as well as for lab tests at network operator locations. In a single box, it supports all common wireless communications standards and is prepared to handle future standards. The R&S CMW500 is also a core component of the R&S TS8980 RF conformance test system, which Sequans uses for development and certification.

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Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.6 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S,A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and China.;

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