CEDAR PARK, Texas, August 16, 2016 - ETS-Lindgren announced support of the new LitePoint Bluetooth Advanced Measurement Solution for TRP and TIS measurements on Bluetooth low energy devices. The LitePoint Bluetooth Advanced Solution is the world’s first and only over-the-air (OTA) RF measurement system for Bluetooth low energy devices. With this capability the ETS-Lindgren Antenna Measurement Systems (AMS) become the first commercial system capable of performing “true” OTA TRP and TIS measurements on Bluetooth low energy devices without any cable connection to the EUT during the measurement. Adding the LitePoint Bluetooth Advanced Solution to ETS-Lindgren’s AMS family enables wireless RF device designers and test engineers to quickly and accurately characterize Bluetooth low energy antenna and device performance to improve quality and increase customer satisfaction.
“ETS-Lindgren has always been at the forefront of any new OTA test requirements since the first adaptation of the CTIA OTA test plans. The adaptation of new wireless technologies drives us to move at an even faster pace to support the industries’ test requirements,” said Jari Vikstedt, Manager, Wireless Solutions, with ETS-Lindgren. “The wireless industry has long asked for a Bluetooth low energy OTA test solution to help with their design process. We are very excited to be able to provide this turnkey OTA solution for the industry with the LitePoint Bluetooth Advanced Solution.”
The Bluetooth Advanced Solution is fully integrated into the ETS-Lindgren AMS product offering, providing a familiar test environment and easy migration for existing users. With many Bluetooth low energy devices, the only interface is through the wireless connection, so wireless performance, including antenna gain and antenna patterns, is critical for customer satisfaction. The ETS-Lindgren Antenna Measurement System with LitePoint’s Bluetooth Advanced Solution ensures device characterization is fast and accurate, enabling rapid evaluation of design changes. “For device makers to be successful they need to get new technology to market first to capture market share, but they also must get there with the highest quality in order to command the pricing associated with premium quality brands,” said Brad Robbins, President of LitePoint. “The Bluetooth Advanced Measurement Solution is easy to use and configure, and provides powerful RF measurement results for design verification or manufacturing test. With Bluetooth Advanced, device makers can achieve the best of both worlds — getting to market quickly with a high quality product.”
More than 75% of the CTIA Authorized Test Labs (CATLs) utilize ETS-Lindgren’s solutions for Over-The-Air (OTA) radiated performance testing. To learn more about ETS-Lindgren’s wireless solutions and capabilities, see www.ets-lindgren.com/Wireless.
LitePoint creates wireless test solutions and services for the world’s most innovative wireless device makers, helping them to ensure their products perform for today’s demanding consumers. A leading innovator in wireless testing, LitePoint products come out of the box ready to test the most widely used wireless chipsets in the world. LitePoint works with the leading makers of smartphones, tablets, PCs, wireless access points and chipsets. LitePoint is also at the forefront of testing the burgeoning world of connected devices…the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, and with offices around the world, LitePoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne (NYSE: TER), a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne had revenue of $1.64 billion in 2015 and currently employs approximately 4,200 people worldwide.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at http://www.ets-lindgren.com/. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at http://www.escotechnologies.com/.
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