Conformance testing

Conformance testing is more than a regulatory requirement; it’s crucial if new devices are to provide the service end-users demand.

Effective pre-conformance and conformance testing demands compliance with the latest industry specifications. Anite solutions deliver, cutting risk out of R&D programmes, enabling testing that’s better, safer and quicker, significantly reducing time to market. Performing lab-based conformance testing provides an increased level of assurance that devices will perform as expected on a live mobile network. Formal conformance testing, administered by certification organisations such as the GCF (Global Certification Forum) and PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board), is a mandatory requirement for most tier-1 mobile network operators around the world.

Conformance Toolset

Conformance Toolset tests the individual protocol stack layers in a wireless device to ensure compliance with the latest industry standards. The solutions incorporate comprehensive campaign management and analysis tools to assess device quality, as well as a remote control interface and extensive automation, to maximise test throughput. They cover the entire product lifecycle for integration, pre-conformance, conformance and certification testing. Scalable architecture makes it ideal for testing the widest range of 3GPP technologies from GSM, 3G (W-CDMA) and HSPA+ through to the very latest cutting-edge technologies such as LTE, IMS and LTE-Advanced, including both the FDD and TDD variants currently being deployed in different regions.

Anite’s Conformance Toolset supports the greatest overall coverage of the GCF and PTCRB protocol conformance testing requirements. Features include extensive device automation support and remote control capabilities, allowing users to maximise achievable testing throughput. Comprehensive logging, analysis and reporting tools enable fast an accurate identification of any issues uncovered.