Wireless Test and Innovation Centre
The UK’s ICT Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) recently submitted a proposal to the UK Government to establish a Wireless Test and Innovation Centre to investigate co-existence issues between DTT and 4G (LTE) services.
With support from the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), the Wireless Test and Innovation Centre was set up at DTG Testing’s laboratories in early 2012 and makes use of the unique facility of a GTEM cell along with DTG Testing’s receiver collection, extensive RF distribution, LTE base station and supporting test equipment. A GTEM cell is a low cost alternative measurement facility for both radiated and immunity measurements and offer significant advantages when testing small to medium devices up to a frequency range of 20 GHz.
DTG Testing, DCMS and ICT KTN intend this facility to be at the forefront of innovation of testing co-existence between DTT, Short Range Devices (SRDs) and white space devices.
Digital Radio Testing
In 2010 the UK government published the Digital Radio Action Plan for introducing digital radio switchover by the recommended date of 2015. In light of this, DTG Testing was asked by DCMS to provide a test and conformance regime for digital radios.
Supported by DCMS, the UK’s largest GTEM cell which has been constructed at DTG Testing's test centre will be used for conformance testing of digital radios.
DTG Testing's GTEM Cell