August 19, 2011

Renesas Mobile Corporation and Anritsu Deliver First MIMO Test Cases Approved by 3GPP

TOKYO, August 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Renesas Mobile Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced cellular
platforms, and Anritsu today announced that their industry leading
collaboration in certification has developed and validated MIMO (Multiple
Input, Multiple Output) test cases which have been accepted by 3GPP (RAN5).
While MIMO has been available in the networks and some initial products are
available, there have been no official certification requirements in place
to ensure interoperability and consistency of the benefits of MIMO
technology. With this approval, product acceptance by the mobile industry
and operators can be put on a firmer footing, which is essential as we move
into wider market deployment of MIMO technology. The main benefits of MIMO
technology are in bringing an improved user experience, from increased
throughput, and higher network capacity for the operator.

Test case verification has been a long-term key strength of the Renesas
Mobile modem team, and at Nokia they created many of the 3GPP test cases
working closely with Anritsu, the leading test system manufacturer, and
others. Anritsu is the first test system manufacturer that has implemented
and validated the data and signalling MIMO test cases. The use of test cases
is a key feature of the development process in Renesas Mobile. This results
in faster product approval and quicker time to market for our customers by
ensuring that customers receive the maximum benefit from the industries'
investment in conformance test cases. Renesas Mobile products support MIMO
as well as DC-HSPA+.

(12 August 2011)

Contacts (for press only):

           Renesas Mobile Corporation
           David McTernan
           T: +44-7720-598390
           [email protected]
           Lisa Neitzel
           Porter Novelli for Renesas Mobile
           T: +415-975-2265
           [email protected]

SOURCE Renesas Mobile Corporation