Aeroflex selected CommAgility’s AMC-D4F1 module for the new TM500 LTE Test Mobile platform. Aeroflex chose the AMC-D4F1 because of its DSP/FPGA performance and density in one AdvancedMC slot. The TM500 LTE Test Mobile is designed to address the current and future challenges of 3GPP LTE (3G Long Term Evolution) infrastructure development, test and rollout. LTE is a significant advance in mobile network technology from 3G, and Aeroflex needed an order of magnitude increase in processing capability and I/O bandwidth compared to previous products.
Each AMC-D4F1 module includes four 1.2GHz Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6455 digital signal processors (DSPs) and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX series FPGA, providing excellent signal processing performance. A 10Gbps SRIO infrastructure provides deterministic bandwidth for data transfers on and off card, and separate Gigabit Ethernet is provided for control, management and delivery of baseband or other processed data streams.
The TM500 LTE’s extensive Layer 1, Layer 2, and higher layer test features provide complete visibility into even the lowest layers of the radio modem, by generating the detailed diagnostic data required to develop and test functionality and to verify network operation and performance.