IxCatapult Improves the Performance and Quality of LTE Home eNodeBs, Enterprise Femtocells and Picocells
Mumbai, India, June 28, 2012 – Ixia, the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced today in a news release, that Tata Elxsi has selected Ixia to validate their new LTE Small Cell software suite used in low-cost LTE home eNodeBs and enterprise femtocells and picocells.
Ixia’s IxCatapult test solution helps Tata Elxsi optimize the software suite functionality and performance, and will ensure Tata Elxsi provides high quality advanced features to their global customers. Tata Elxsi’s LTE small cell software suite enables system-on-chip (SoC) based implementations, including L1, L2/L3 and radio integration.
The protocol stack for layer 2 and 3 is specially designed for small cell functionality, and has several improvements and optimizations to suit SoC architecture requirements. The IxCatapult test system was used to fully validate the functionality and performance of Tata Elxsi’s LTE Small Cell software implementation.
By emulating LTE user equipment and generating both control plane and user plane traffic, the IxCatapult system is able to ensure software functionality, performance, error handling, and resiliency. Improved performance over macro cells is an important market driver for femto, pico, and micro cell access points – Ixia’s solution validates the readiness of LTE small cell devices to provide high quality services such as live conversational video.
“Tata Elxsi offers customers a full-featured solution for small cells and a strong professional services team that can help them take it to market quickly,” said Nitin Pai, vice president, marketing at Tata Elxsi. “Ixia’s IxCatapult helps Tata Elxsi ensure high product quality and performance in our LTE small cell software suite.”
“Small cell technology is important for cellular access in places that are not suited for become more traditional wireless deployments and to offload congested macro cells,” said Joe Zeto, sr. manager of market development at Ixia. “We are pleased to help Tata Elxsi bring high quality LTE small cell products to market faster.”