LTE Simulator Relies on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs
LTE (Long Term Evolution), the new 3GPP standard for broadband mobility, disrupts the existing paradigms of cellular networks. In addition to high-spectralefficiency radio techniques, LTE boasts a very simplified architecture in comparison to the prior-generation UMTS and GSM standards. Evolved Node-B's, the radio-access part of the LTE system, are the edge between the radio and all- Internet Protocol core networks. This architecture makes it impossible to monitor and test the equivalent of intermediate links in UMTS. An effective testing of LTE network elements must involve the radio interface.