Sarokal Test Systems Launches a New 5G Fronthaul Test Device


Sarokal launches a new tester for generating, capturing and troubleshooting 5G Fronthaul traffic called X-STEP™ V.

Sarokal´s X-STEP V has been designed to address the testing challenges that new 5G Fronthaul protocol variants and increasing line rates bring to base station manufacturers and equipment vendors.

X-STEP V operates on a patented customizable platform that can be adjusted to meet 5G vendor specific testing demands. “We have, for example, already shown 25Gb eCPRI demonstrations to some of our pilot customers. And as an outcome, first X-STEP V deliveries will be shipped out at the end of this month”, says Mr. Kari Vierimaa, the CTO of Sarokal Test Systems.

X-STEP V supports line data rates up to 25Gb with multiple lines. It is also compatible with the current DRTx platform.

About Sarokal Test Systems

Sarokal Test Systems provides innovative test solutions for Fronthaul networks. Our CPRI, eCPRI, OBSAI, JESD204, Ethernet and upcoming IEEE 1914 solutions enable users like chipset vendors, Fronthaul equipment manufacturers, and telecom operators to develop, test and verify their 4G and 5G network devices.

Sarokal X-STEP™ products provide means to generate, capture, and analyze bit accurate Fronthaul traffic with various line rates and protocols. With the 100% visibility and control over fronthaul traffic, X-STEP can ensure full interoperability between Fronthaul devices already in the early R&D development phase as well as in the field.

For more information, visit the company´s website

Sarokal Test Systems Oy
Paulaharjuntie 20 B 2
90530 Oulu, Finland
Phone: +358-50-302-9392