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Spirent Communications plc is a multinational telecommunications testing company headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, in the United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Wikipedia.

Spirent Communications | Date: 2014-08-15

A method is provided for aligning RF signals of a first channel bank and additional channel banks in a test platform. A plurality of correlators is used to correlate a reference code signal carrying a particular code at a particular chip rate with a received code signal carrying the particular code at the particular chip rate from the first channel bank to establish a first timing offset. The plurality of correlators is used to correlate a continuation of the reference code signal with additional received code signals carrying the particular code at the particular chip rate from the additional channel banks to establish additional timing offsets. The first timing offset and additional timing offsets are applied to the first and additional channel banks. The plurality of correlators includes 72 correlators, and a timing offset established in a correlation interval having a shorter duration than a length of the particular code.

Spirent Communications | Date: 2014-02-10

A method is provided for calibrating a test platform to establish a phase relationship between copies of a signal at a measurement location within the test platform. Phase relationships of the copies of the signal traversing signal paths and ending at the measurement location are manipulated. Vector signal addition from the copies of the signal is analyzed as the phase relationships are manipulated to find a phase offset adjustment that establishes a particular phase relationship between the signal paths.

Spirent Communications | Date: 2014-06-20

The present invention relates to testing a mobile device in a lab by providing test signals to the mobile device via a cabled connection which bypasses the actual physical antennas in the mobile device. The test signals emulate a wireless channel and incorporate representative and/or actual measured characteristics of the performance of the antennas in the mobile device. As such, the performance mobile device can be accurately measured without requiring placement in an anechoic chamber, which enables efficient testing over a large set of configurations and underlying conditions.

Spirent Communications | Date: 2014-10-30

A method is provided for generating errored test message words in network traffic used for testing. The method includes for each error cycle, select an error generator threshold, using a pseudo random sequence generator that advances with a new error cycle. The method includes for each test word generation cycle, determine whether to apply a bit error mask to a generated test word. An accumulator value is accumulated by an increment that takes into account at least a bit error rate and a bus width. The accumulator value is tested against the threshold. Upon reaching the threshold, a bit error mask is selected from a set of bit error masks, and applied to the generated test word. The threshold is then subtracted from the accumulator value, and a new error generator threshold is selected. The generated test word is output with or without a bit error as determined.

Spirent Communications | Date: 2015-09-16

Networks and applications can have many different profiles. Template configurations can consist of a wide variety of technologies such as IPv4, DHCP, and BGP. A list of application profiles would include web services, VoIP, Email, and Point-to-point. Network and application profiles can be combined into topology templates. Test methodologies can include complex sets of instructions that allow for testing any number of topology templates in a number of ways. The technology disclosed allows for the assembly, edit, and execution of those profiles and methodologies by someone who does not possess detailed domain knowledge.

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