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.


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.


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.