LitePoint has announced the LitePoint IQcell multi-device cellular signaling test solution that enables user experience testing of LTE cellular devices.
The IQcell is designed for mobile device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to test performance of popular device uses such as mobile hotspot functionality, voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) calling, internet browsing and streaming videos. Testing for each of these applications is done via an over-the-air connection that mimics true user experience scenarios. User experience is critical for testing today’s incredibly complex devices and ensures that the device will work in customer hands as designed, under every day usage.
IQcell provides a fast, efficient method to pinpoint the root cause of failures reported by a user so device repair service centers can use IQcell and IQservice software to perform RF parametric testing on phones returned by customers. This enables device makers and carriers to repair faulty phones and reduce the cost of replacing easily repaired phones with new ones.
“User experience is key to a device’s success and the IQcell helps OEMs and service centers see what a user sees instead of trying to translate some parametric measurements into a user’s actual experience with the product,” said Adam Smith, Director of Product Marketing at LitePoint. “We are constantly seeking to improve the testing experience making it faster and less expensive so that more devices can be cost effectively tested. With IQcell, we’ve reduced the time and cost of test so that device makers don’t have to risk product quality because they can quickly and efficiently complete a variety of signaling tests on multiple devices simultaneously.”
Available in 2-port and 8-port configurations, IQcell supports LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA/HSPA and GSM. The IQcell 2-port configuration enables rapid diagnostic of IoT device cellular radio quality and the automated test system detects the cellular radio capability by running a pre-defined set of test cases.
The IQcell 8-port configuration increases test capacity with up to four devices running concurrently on four separate cells and each cell has a dedicated measurement system for high speed, high accuracy, technology specific parametric measurements.