Qualcomm has announced a new partnership with LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, which will deliver 5G evaluation for the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells (FSM 100xx).
Qualcomm’s 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells is software that enables partners to manage, upgrade, and monitor future mobile 5G networks, and is the world’s first 5G NR solution for 5G small cells, with its 10nm solution supporting both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum bands.
“This 5G small cell engagement is built on longstanding, trusted and successful cooperation between the companies for many years and leverages their in-depth expertise to enable 5G small cells,” said Rex Chen, director of strategic business development at LitePoint. “We are pleased to work with Qualcomm to support product design through manufacturing test for its 5G small cell solution.”
Faster 5G small cell deployment
Enabling the faster deployment of 5G small cells, this partnership will help accelerate 5G deployments across both indoor and outdoor locations, and LitePoint’s 5G test solutions will deliver comprehensive non-signaling test coverage of small cell base stations.
“We are pleased to be working with LitePoint to support the rapidly growing 5G industry with enhanced mobile broadband connectivity by improving network coverage, capacity, performance and power efficiency through our advanced 5G RAN solutions," said Victor Abramsky, vice president of engineering at Qualcomm Technologies. "By working with industry-leaders like LitePoint, we can accelerate the deployment of 5G small cells globally by providing customers with advanced 5G technologies.”
According to LitePoint, its IQgig-5G is a fully integrated, versatile multiband millimeter wave (mmWave) non-signaling test solution, which is “the first of its kind to support all 5G FR2 frequencies within the 23-45GHz frequency range”.