VeEX Inc. says it offers the ability to verify Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) performance for all CPRI rates from Rate Option 1 (614.4 Mbps) to Rate Option 10 (24.3 Gbps) to CPRI standard specification v7.0. The CPRI Rate Option 10 capabilities are incorporated in the company's universal RXT-6000e and RXT-6200 Universal 100G test modules to enable a portable tool that enables field technicians to install, troubleshoot, and maintain centralized RAN (C-RAN) infrastructure.
The company sees the capabilities as important to technicians charged with evaluating the connectivity and data integrity between the remote radio head (RRH) and baseband unit (BBU) in C-RAN applications across the CPRI option range. The test capability implementation includes dual test ports for independent and simultaneous measurements; technicians also can configure the instrument in use to perform bi-directional monitoring. The modules also support link delay measurement, which VeEX identifies as a critical performance parameter for low-latency 4G-LTE and 5G applications.
VeEX points out that the RXT test modules also offer Ethernet and OTN testing up to 112 Gbps to offer complete fronthaul, backhaul, or core transport network testing. The company will display the RXT-6000e and RXT-6200 100G test modules, with both 24G CPRI 10 and 32G Fibre Channel capabilities, at Booth 1823 during OFC 2018 in San Diego March 12-15.
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