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Agilent E6474A

Agilent E6474A
The Agilent E6474A wireless network
optimization platform is used to obtain RF
coverage measurements and service
performance measurements for wireless
communications networks that use cdmaOne,
cdma2000, GSM, UMTS, TDMA, iDEN and
GPRS technologies.
Quickly and accurately identifying problems

Agilent Drive Test System


GPS

CDMA
Receiver
(max 4)

CDMA
PHONE
(max 4)
RS232

P
C
POST
PROCESSING
SOFTWARE
ACTIX

Configuration
The Agilent E6474A is available in the
following configuration:
Phone-based systems
Receiver/scanner-based systems
Combination phone and
receiver/scanner-based systems

Features
Obtains RF coverage and service performance measurements
for 2G/2.5G/3G network optimization
Provides wireless data measurement option, enabling
optimization for data applications
Controls up to four receivers and four phones simultaneously
Offers Direct Connect Hub option to make cable set up easier
and to save time
Provides fast, cost-effective post processing options, simplifying
analysis of air interface data
Provides indoor measurement option and accessories
Enables early verification of network deployments and provides
true cross technology scalability on a single platform

Hardware

PC
Receiver or scanner
Test Mobile Phone
Other accessories

PC specifications
Processor / memory requirements:
Single phone
Windows 98, 2000 and ME
Minimum: 330MHz PIII, 128MB RAM
Recommended: 500MHz PIII, 256MB RAM
Multiple phone
Windows 98, 2000 and ME
Minimum: 450MHz PIII, 128MB
RAM
Recommended: 600MHz PIII, 256MB RAM

Common requirements
RS-232 DB9 serial port
Parallel port
Two PCMCIA slots or a USB connection (for
multiple phone operation)
90 MB disk space for software installation
200 MB disk space recommended for data
CD-ROM drive recommended
1024 x 768 display resolution minimum

Digital Receiver Hardware


o E6450C : CDMA/TDMA PCS band digital receiver with internal GPS
o E6451C : GSM 900MHz band receiver with internal GPS
o E6452C : CDMA/TDMA Cellular band digital receiver with internal GPS
o E6453C : Korea PCS band digital receiver with internal GPS
o E6454C : CDMA/GSM PCS band receiver at 1.9 GHz with internal GPS
o E6455C : UMTS (W-CDMA)/cdma2000 IMT2000 band receiver at
2.1GHz (with internal GPS)
o E6456C : UMTS(W-CDMA)/cdma2000 IMT2000 band receiver at
1.9GHz with internal GPS
o E6457C : Japan cellular band digital receiver with internal GPS
o E6458C : GSM 850 receiver at 850MHz with internal GPS
o E7456C : iDEN receiver at 850MHz with internal GPS

Cont.
Each receiver includes the following components:
Magnetic-mount RF antenna for the corresponding frequency band
TNC-N adapter for RF antenna
RS-232 cable for connection to PC
Cable for connecting in multiple receiver configuration
AC/DC power supply
DC power cord cigarette lighter type
Mounting kit brackets and screws for mounting receiver in a
vehicle
Receiver to direct connect hub interface cable
Direct connect hub to second receiver power cable
Receiver mounting plate
Receiver mounting strap

Scanner

E7457A: TDMA scanner at 850 MHz


E7458A: TDMA scanner at 1900 MHz
E7459A: TDMA scanner at 850/1900 MHz
E7462A: CDMA scanner at 850 MHz
E7463A: CDMA scanner at 1900 MHz
E7464A: Japan CDMA scanner at 850 MHz
E7465A: GSM scanner at 850 MHz
E7466A: GSM scanner at 1800 MHz
E7467A: GSM scanner at 1900 MHz
E7468A: GSM dual-band scanner at 850/1800 MHz
E7469A: iDEN scanner

(Cont.)
Each listed scanner comes with the following
components:
Scanner housing for DTI scanner
Magnetic-mount RF antenna for the corresponding
frequency band
Freestanding antenna (more than one antenna if dual-band
scanner)
Necessary connectors, adapters, and cabling (including
cable from scanner to USB hub)
The CDMA scanners (E7462A, E7463A, E7464A) also
include the following components:
GPS magnetic mount antenna
GPS antenna

Test Mobile Phone

Qualcomm cellular trial phone FFA5000-800-1XRTT


Qualcomm cellular trial phone FFA5000-1900-1XRTT
Kyocera 2235
Kyocera 2255
Kyocera 5472
Qualcomm QCP-820/1920/2700
Samsung SCH-X100
Samsung SCH-X120
Samsung SCH-X1200

Software
Release 5.1
Compatible with E6473A and E6473B direct
connect hub, CDMA, CDMA2000, GSM,
iDEN, TDMA, GPRS, UMTS phones and,
Agilent E64XX receivers
Supported OS
Windows2000 recommended
Windows 98SE supports voice measurements
only
Windows XP professional

QCtest

CDMA Air Interface Tester (CAIT)


Enhanced Windows version of Qualcomms MDM for analyzing
over-the-air CDMA system performance (CDMA cellular or PCS)

Measures real-time, mobile-based CDMA RF


characteristics as well as messaging and protocols
Can display and manipulate subscriber station
statistics (data & functions)
Designed to operate using
All commercial handsets that contain Qualcomms ASICs
All Qualcomms test/trial phones

Technical Specification
Supports IS-95A/B, J-STD-008, IS-2000 O/A, IS-856
(1xEV-DO), UMTS (3GPP), GSM/GPRS
Automatic GPS detection and setup
Simultaneous logging and display of data from multiple
handsets
Log file replay
Automatic testing capabilities
And many more
OTA system performance can be correlated with the
current time, speed, and position/location by utilizing a
serial GPS interface

System Configuration
800 MHz Pentium III
processor or better
PC running Windows
98/NT/2000/XP256 MB
RAM
Serial or USB port for a
GPS input
Serial or USB port per
phone
Parallel, USB, or
PCMCIA port for
Security Key

Combinational Tools
QCTEST PCubed Post Processing
Platform
QTP-6300 CDMA2000 Release A Test
Phone
QTP-5500 1xEV-DO Trial Phone

PCubed Post Processing


Platform
Flexible Plotting of Key
Operating Parameters
Through User-Definable
Graphs and Grids
Early Implementation of
New Technologies:
CDMA2000 1X, 1xEVDO, and UMTS
Extensive Analysis
Capabilities Utilizing
QUALCOMMDeveloped Algorithms

Features :
Compare mobile
performance under
various conditions using
statistical tables
Graph, map or plot key
network data for
complete visualization
of network performance
Create customized data
variables for network
optimization
Customize userselectable histograms
Flexible data binning

System
Configuration :
Windows
98/NT/2000/XP
800 MHz Pentium III
Processor
512 MB Ram
Parallel, USB, or
PCMCIA port for
security key

PCubed Analyzes
Problems on: paging, access and traffic
channel, as well as sync channel acquisition
Failures on: registration, access and traffic
channel initialization
Hand-Off: set-up times and distribution
channel drops and neighbor list problems
Dropped calls and fade time-outs
Forward-Reverse link imbalance
Call set-up time and acquisition times
Visited pilots and access probes/call

QTP-6300 CDMA2000 Release A


Test Phone
Qualcomms premier MSM6300 chipset
Phone Kit contents:
800/1900 MHz Test Phone
820 mAHr Battery
Data Cable (RS-232 Diagnostic, USB Data)
AC Adapter (Universal Voltage, U.S. Plug)

Functional Specification
CDMA2000 1x capability, 800/1900 MHz
Bands
Release A features
USB for Data/Diagnostic
gpsOne
BREW 2.1(Binary Runtime Environment
for Wireless)
USB driver supports Windows 2000/XP OS
and is required for high-speed data call
testing

QTP-5500 1xEV-DO Trial


Phone
Qualcomms commercial MSM5500
chipset and system software
Features :
Receive diversity
CDMA2000 1x and EV-DO support
Multiple Band Classes Available

Functional Specification
IS-856 compliant and backward compatible to IS-95
systems
2nd RF port supports receive diversity in 1xEV-DO mode
Data call capability in CDMA2000 1x Mode (release 0)
Band class support
+23 dBm Reverse-Link max power
Internal 1400 mAHr Battery
Sensitivity:
o - 105 dBm for 0.5% FER in CDMA2000 RC3 data call
o - 107 dBm for 0.5% BER in CDMA2000 DRC4 (1xEV-DO)

Mechanical Specification
Mini-USB connector
Mini-USB-StandardUSB Cable (supplied)
LED indication
DC Jack
SMA Female RF
connectors
Headset Jack

Agilent vs Qualcomm
Comparisons

Agilent test menus :

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PHONE
RECEIVER
DATA
Others

Hardware
Item

Agilent

CAIT

Operating
System

Windows 98/2000/ME

Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

Processor

600MHz PIII

800MHz PIII

RAM

256MB RAM

256 MB RAM

Ports

RS-232 DB9 serial port


Two PCMCIA slots or a USB
connection (for multiple phone
operation)
Parallel port

serial or USB port for a GPS input


serial or USB port per phone
parallel, USB, or PCMCIA port for
security key

Technology
supported

cdmaOne, cdma2000, GSM, UMTS,


TDMA, iDEN and GPRS
technologies

IS-95A/B, J-STD-008, IS-2000 O/A,


IS-856 (1xEV-DO), UMTS (3GPP),
GSM/GPRS

Configuration
Configuration

Agilent

Qualcomm

1. Global Processing
System

Needs

Built-in test phone


(QTP-6300)

2. Receiver

Needs

Needs

3. Mobile Test

Needs

Needs

4. PC

Needs

Needs

5. Post-processing
Software

ACTIX

CAIT, PCubed