May 26, 2011

Rohde & Schwarz and Synopsys form strategic collaboration for LTE/LTE-Advanced design acceleration

Rohde & Schwarz and Synopsys, Inc., announced the formation of a strategic collaboration to accelerate the design and verification of chipsets, handsets and base stations that serve the next-generation LTE and LTE-Advanced standards. Rohde & Schwarz is contributing its signal generation expertise and proven test and measurement solutions that are used worldwide in research and development, verification, production and service. Synopsys is contributing to the collaboration its strength in algorithm design and verification solutions, including standard-compliant reference libraries.

Through the collaboration, Synopsys’ LTE library, including the upcoming LTE-Advanced enhancements, will be verified against Rohde & Schwarz’s test and measurement solutions, greatly increasing design confidence for algorithm designers needing to achieve standards compliance. Starting with signal generators, Rohde & Schwarz test equipment will be able to automatically derive its configuration from the Synopsys simulation setup. Since typical configurations consist of more than 100 parameters, this integration significantly reduces the time it takes to achieve a correct setup. It also reduces the risk of configuration inconsistencies that often result in losing days of system integration time in the lab.

The automatic configuration of Rohde & Schwarz signal generators from Synopsys’ algorithm simulation tools, SPW and System Studio, will become available to selected customers in June 2011, with general availability expected in October 2011.