Anite's Host Based Test Solution Reduces Customers' Test and Development Time by 70%

FLEET, England, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chipset manufacturers can substantially reduce the cost, risk and time invested in developing new designs for wireless devices through the use of host-based testing, states Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology. Host-based Multi-RAT test solutions allow chipset software implementations to be tested in a PC environment, prior to silicon integration.

Anite's customers have been able to reduce test and development time by around 70%. The latest release of Anite's Development Toolset is unique in supporting pre-silicon multi-RAT testing in a host environment.

"Testing in a host environment is already giving some manufacturers the edge that others lack, with some of our customers claiming to have achieved over 70% time savings during software development" said Paul Beaver, Product Director at Anite. "Where a host approach isn't taken, testing is conducted on a target device - where the protocol software is integrated into the silicon. If there are any errors found at this stage the costs of re-spinning the silicon is very high and very time consuming. Each re-spin of a chipset typically takes four to six weeks. With wireless devices being developed faster - sometimes in a matter of months - these delays would directly impact a chipset manufacturer's bottom line and damage the reputation of the device manufacturers they supply by delaying the launch of their new devices."

"Anite leads this market by offering the only host-based testing solution that supports multi-RAT testing. The latest release of Anite's Development Toolset (DT) with our host platform, SAT(H) provides a complete host test environment for all multi-RAT test needs, supporting both LTE FDD and TDD bands," he continued.

The ability to provide multi-RAT protocol stack testing, allows for LTE, 3G and 2G tests to be performed through a single solution and in a host environment.

Anite's Development Toolset (DT) is a comprehensive suite of tools which support all phases of wireless terminal development, from pre-silicon protocol module development through to systems integration and verification. Used by the majority of leading chipset manufacturers worldwide and with an extensive LTE technology roadmap and a high level of flexibility and control in test creation, DT allows manufacturers to test according to their distinct specifications.

About Anite

Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to the Wireless and Travel sectors across the globe. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Anite develops and implements software as well as provides consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that our customers operate effectively and securely. By using the latest technologies to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions, Anite meets customers' specific requirements and realises tangible results for its clients. Anite Telecoms offers rigorous yet simplified device testing, accelerating new devices to market. A global market leader, Anite has over 20 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology to device manufacturers, operators and test laboratories. Anite was the first company to verify LTE conformance test cases in 2009 and has consistently remained at the forefront of the handset testing industry. Its highly flexible and reliable software solutions make Anite a key partner to the major Telecoms manufacturers and operators. With a diverse team focused on exceeding expectations, Anite draws upon worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about the future of LTE.

Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs around 500 staff in 13 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.anite.com

    For further information, please contact:

    Anite Telecoms Ltd
    Tel: +44(0)1252-775200
    Email: wireless@anite.com

    Editorial contacts:

    Karolina Eklund
    Tel: +44(0)1252-775245
    Email: karolina.eklund@anite.com

SOURCE Anite Telecoms Ltd




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