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Collaboration with Sigfox paves way for leading wireless test provider to accelerate go-to-market for IoT devices
Sunnyvale, CA – September 13, 2017 – LitePoint®, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, announced that its IQxel family of testers has been validated by Sigfox for testing of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are compatible with its LPWA technology.
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things. The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s network is already present in more than 30 countries, and on track to be in 60 countries by the end of 2018.
Thanks to this collaboration, device manufacturers can now use the IQxel-M to perform manufacturing tests of Sigfox-enabled IoT devices. They will also have a pre-certification tool ready-to use, enabling them to quickly design and qualify the modem of their IoT device. Furthermore, the LitePoint solution can be used to run certification testing as part of the Sigfox Verified™ certification program.
“IoT systems have a great need for high-quality RF at the lowest possible cost, which the cost effective and comprehensive IQxel-M delivers,” said Adam Smith, Director of Product Marketing at LitePoint. “The IQxel-M is an ideal solution to enable Sigfox’s partners to meet their growth plans for 2018.”
Raoul Mallart, CTO of Sigfox said, “We are pleased to welcome LitePoint in our global ecosystem of partners. Their cost-effective IQxel-M solution will contribute to simplify and accelerate the mass production of Sigfox compatible devices worldwide.”
The IQxel-M manufacturing and certification test solution is available today. IQxel-M is a comprehensive, one-box test solution for wireless connectivity testing and supports a wide variety of wireless standards including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and now Sigfox. The system can perform parallel testing of multiple devices (Multi-DUT) while at the same time enabling the concurrent test of multiple technologies (Multicom™).
IQxel-M was built from the ground up for manufacturing with its rugged and compact design, the 2U-high chassis fits in a standard 19 inch rack, making it easy for rack and stack implementations.
For more information on LitePoint’s IoT solutions, visit http://litepoint.com/iot/.
LitePoint, creates wireless test solutions and services for the world’s most innovative wireless device makers, helping them to ensure their products perform for today’s demanding consumers. A leading innovator in wireless testing, LitePoint products come out of the box ready to test the most widely used wireless chipsets in the world. LitePoint works with the leading makers of smartphones, tablets, PCs, wireless access points and chipsets. LitePoint is also at the forefront of testing the burgeoning world of connected devices…the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and with offices around the world, LitePoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne (NYSE: TER), a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne had revenue of $1.75 billion in 2016 and currently employs approximately 4,440 people worldwide. For more, go to www.litepoint.com.
IQgig™ is a high performance, comprehensive, physical-layer test solution tailored for 802.11ad (WiGig) modules and final products. It is ideal for both R&D characterization and high-volume production, making it the perfect platform to enable a cost-effective, seamless transition from the lab to the manufacturing floor. IQgig-RF is an easy to use Over-the-Air (OTA) test solution for WiGig RF modules and end-products, and IQgig-IF is an optimized test solution for conducted testing of WiGig chipsets and baseband modules. Together, the IQgig family products provide the total test solution that brings your WiGig products to market quickly, and with high quality.
• Low insertion loss, 1 dB typical
• Good VSWR, 1.3:1 typical
• High rejection
• Fast roll-off
• Connectorized package
• Wide attenuation range, 60 dB
• Fine attenuation resolution, 0.25 dB
• Short attenuation transition time (800 ns)
• Compact size, 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.85”
• USB and Ethernet control
• Wideband, 600 – 6000 MHz
• High power, 20W as a splitter
• Good isolation, 19 dB
• Ultra-slim case, 8.5 x 9.5 x 0.43”
• SMP snap-on connectors
Utilising the latest GaN power transistor technology, the AM61 X-band amplifiers are designed for high efficiency pulsed power. With fast rise times & low pulse distortion the amplifier is ideally suited to applications in high-energy physics, typically as drivers for Klystron tubes. Four of our 400W units are combined using a waveguide stucture minimising losses and maintaining a tight phase balance, whilst ultra stable power supply technology gives a low jitter output response. Remote control is provided either by conventional TTL, or using RS232 based Graphic User Interface (GUI), whilst power and status monitoring may be provided by the GUI or as RF/analog outputs. Protection circuits are incorporated to ensure safety and long-term reliability. The amplifier is housed in a rugged 19″ rack mountable chassis only 6U in height.
The amplifier is operated in a Gated mode, with the RF transistor bias controlled by a TTL command synchronised with the RF pulse. The transistors are in a biassed state only during the RF pulse, and otherwise in standby. This design provides for high power outputs but without the disadvantages of high power consumption and heat generation, and with the amplitude variation and phase excursions caused by transistor junction heating being reduced by the application of pre-pulse bias.
• Wideband, 500 to 10500 MHz
• High power, up to 35W as a splitter
• Low insertion loss, 1.0 dB
• Low unbalance, 0.1 dB, 2˚
• High isolation, 20 dB
• Excellent VSWR, 1.15:1 typ.
Mini-Circuits’ ZN2PD2-14W+ is a 2-way 0˚ high-power splitter/combiner providing up to 35W power handling as a splitter (1.0W as a combiner) and low insertion loss across the entire 500 to 10500 MHz frequency range. Its outstanding combination of high power handling and low loss minimize power dissipation and provide excellent signal power transmission from input to output. The ZN2PD2-14W+ comes housed in a rugged aluminum alloy case measuring 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.67” with SMA connectors.
Until now, our Teleport customers who have been looking for Ka-band Circular polarised receive feeds have either had to use a high performance narrow band feed which makes repointing the antenna at different transponders with different frequencies problematic or use a poorly performing broadband feed. Not any more !
Now there is the new high performance broadband Ka receive feed from Elite Antennas.
The feed has excellent characteristics across the whole 17 – 22 GHz receive band thanks to
Elite’s innovative OMT and polariser design. Elite Antennas’ Ka Band prime focus antennas
available in diameters from 0.9m to 4.5m can be used with dual or single polarised feeds with either Circular or Linear polarisation over the full Rx band of 17 – 22 GHz. A feed design for high performance narrow band use to customer requirements is also available.
The AM97 is a Class AB LDMOS power amplifier system, intended for applications in high-energy physics. The latest LDMOS semiconductor devices offer high efficiency and reliability, reducing heat dissipation and power consumption so extending product life. The amplifier is suitable for use with CW signals, or with pulsed signals using a fast blanking TTL command line to switch transistor bias levels so that the amplifier will be in a class AB state for the duration of an RF pulse, but otherwise in a standby state. The design is modular and upgradeable, and designed for on-site maintenance by exchanging shelves, thereby minimising down-time. Forced air cooled and water-cooled versions are available.
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