A new wireless communications test set that simplifies 2G/3G/3.5G designs at the maximum data rates has been unveiled by Agilent Technologies.

The E5515E, an enhancement to the company’s 8960 wireless test set, is equipped with dual downlink paths, a more powerful processor and other interesting hardware improvements.

It includes features such as sustained 42-Mb/sec DC HSDPA throughput and extensive handovers between 2G/3G and LTE, for 2G/3G/3.5G/LTE testing.

In addition, the test set supports the latest TD SCDMA advancements such as TD HSDPA 2.8-Mb/sec IP data connections, TD HSUPA signalling and test-mode connections, and TD SCDMA protocol logging.

The solution is designed with specific requirements to meet the ever-increasing demands of the wireless R&D segment of the mobile broadband industry.

It is a good accompaniment to the currently available E5515C, used for both R&D and high-volume manufacturing test.

The device offers robust, repeatable and standards-compliant 2G/3G/3.5G RF measurements for R&D. It also services the manufacturing industry.

Agilent Technologies Inc.