VeEX adds eCPRI 5G fronthaul test software to RXT-1200 test system

VeEX Inc. says it now has eCPRI test software available for its RXT-1200 platform’s RXT-6200 and RXT-6000e modules. The company says it developed the software in collaboration with Tier 1 network equipment manufacturers in Asia; the company did not further identify them.

Aug 6th, 2018

VeEX Inc. says it now has eCPRI test software available for its RXT-1200 platform’s RXT-6200 and RXT-6000e modules. The company says it developed the software in collaboration with Tier 1 network equipment manufacturers in Asia; the company did not further identify them.

The new eCPRI test capabilities enable eCPRI standard-compliant test traffic at Layer2 and Layer4 (UDP) with up to 32 independent test streams. The dual test port platform enables independent and simultaneous measurements, says VeEX. The company expects customers to use the software to validate the bandwidth and latency performance of 5G fronthaul equipment in lab and field applications.

"VeEX's collaboration with fronthaul NEMs has ensured that our test solution meets the strict 5G requirements for eCPRI's lab and field testing. With the precision of its optional built-in chip scale atomic clock and timing-oriented GNSS (GPS) receiver, the RXT platform ensures that latency and jitter are evaluated with nanosecond accuracy," said Eve Danel, senior product manager at VeEX Inc. "This is vital in ensuring fronthaul network readiness for future 5G commercial deployments."

The software expands the capabilities of the RXT-6200 and RXT-6000e modules for the RXT-1200 platform, which enable the platform to be used for transport, core, metro, data center, NEMs, and business services testing. Applications include installation, performance verification, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The company recently added CPRI 10 capabilities to the two modules (see "VeEX adds CPRI 10 testing for 24 Gbps FTTA, DAS applications to RXT-6000e, RXT-6200 Universal 100G test modules").

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