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Synopsys, Rohde & Schwarz collaborate for LTE

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CALIFORNIA, USA: Synopsys and Rohde & Schwarz announced a collaboration for design and verification of chipsets, handsets and base stations for LTE and LTE-Advanced standards.

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Synopsys is contributing to the collaboration its algorithm design and verification solutions, including standard-compliant reference libraries. Whereas, Rohde & Schwarz will contribute its signal generation expertise and test and measurement solutions.

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Synopsys' LTE Library for its System Studio and SPW algorithm design products includes models of the transmitter and the physical channel, as well as functional models of receivers.

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The library provides an end-to-end simulation chain for both uplink and downlink transmission and reception. Through the collaboration, Synopsys' LTE library, including the upcoming LTE-Advanced enhancements, will be verified against Rohde & Schwarz's test and measurement solutions.

LTE and LTE-Advanced, standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), are advancements of today's mobile communication technologies such as GSM and WCDMA/HSPA.

John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and systems at Synopsys, said: "With this joint design-to-lab technology, we expect our customers to realize a significant reduction in time-to-volume."

"With this strategic collaboration, we are able to provide a complete solution that seamlessly bridges the gap between system design and hardware prototype verification," said Wolfgang Kernchen, director of test & measurement subdivision for signal generators, power meters, audio analyzers at Rohde & Schwarz.

The validated Synopsys LTE library will be available with in June. It will have an initial version of LTE-Advanced.

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