Signalion Adds 3GHz Support to its Remote Radio Head Test Solution RHT100
Dresden, Germany, October 30, 2012 – Signalion today announced that its RHT100 compact remote radio head (RRH) test solution supports the frequency range of 3.3 – 3.9 GHz beside the existing range of 200 MHz – 2.7 GHz. Therewith the 3GPP LTE TDD bands 42 and 43 are supported. All LTE bands specified by 3GPP are covered by the RHT100 with this extension.
The mobile network infrastructure is changing. Traditionally, long RF feeder cables were used for the connection between the base station and the antenna. The new approach uses optical cable connections between the base station and the RRH which is normally mounted on the top of the tower close the antenna. The idea behind this is to avoid the attenuation of the long RF feeder cables and to reduce the number of cables from the ground to the top of the mast.
Signalion’s RHT100 covers the radio and the optical interfaces of an RRH and serves as a compact test solution for these RRHs. The RHT100 can be used in R&D as well as in production lines to substantially reduce the testing time. Due to the integration of all necessary equipment the tester can easily be controlled over an API. This makes the integration simple into existing test environments.
“The customers like the flexibility of our RHT100”, says Jürgen Zimmermann, RHT100 product manager at Signalion,”it is built on a flexible Micro-TCA platform. Hence, it is very easy to extend the functionality bound to hardware by simply adding another AMC card. Increasing the number of MIMO channels or changing the frequency range has become very simple.”