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2/3/4G & Cat-M1 Functional Device Tester

SC5000-FDT desktop functional device tester for GSM, UMTS, LTE and eMTC Cat-M1 UEs and IoT devices

The EXPLORE SC5000-FDT emulates complete GSM, UMTS and LTE networks for functional and end-to-end cellular device testing, ideal for day-to-day developer testing, device validation, production line testing and more.

The SC5000-FDT operates as a standalone network-in-a-box supporting GSM, UMTS (release 6), LTE (release 8/9) and eMTC Cat-M1 (release 13). In addition, low-level analysis tools, deep packet inspection via Wireshark/tcpdump and RF/ protocol impairment features are supported. Custom impairment features may be added at little or no extra cost.

Configuration, control and monitoring is accessed via a Command Line Interface (CLI). This same API is made available in a machine-friendly form over TCP allowing rapid progress from manual control to test automation.

The same hardware is capable of running other software in the EXPLORE range to provide a compact and cost effective test and measurement solution.

Key Features

  • Designed for daily use by test and development engineers
  • Equally at home as part of automated production line test equipment
  • May be supplied with core network on-board for standalone operation
  • Frequency agile, covers all 3GPP bands up to 6 GHz
  • Rapid switching between 2G, 3G and 4G/IoT modes
  • Lightweight management API
  • Linux kernel with support for running third-party software on-board
  • Custom protocol modifications/ impairments available
  • Type-A USB for mass storage device or WiFi/ cellular dongle for backhaul or remote management
  • On-board GPS receiver
LTE UE Device tester


  • UE and IoT device validation
  • End-to-end UE/device testing
  • Production line testing

Key Features — LTE

  • 3GPP release 8/9 FDD/TDD eNodeB
  • 2x2 MIMO, transmission modes 1 & 2
  • Bandwidths: 3, 5, 10 and 20 MHz (upgradeable to 1.4 and 15 MHz)
  • Standard S1 backhaul interface
  • Physical layer data rate up to 50 Mbps
  • Deep protocol/packet inspection of signalling and data at PHY, MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, S1AP and EMM using tcpdump/Wireshark
  • Real-time graphing of up/downlink resource grid RB allocations and uplink RSSI

Key Features — IoT

  • 3GPP release 13 IoT support
  • eMTC CAT-M1 (Q2 2018)
  • Software upgradeable to NB-IoT

Key Features — UMTS

  • 3GPP release 6 NodeB
  • Standard Iu or Iuh backhaul interface
  • 16 simultaneous users
  • HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • HSUPA 1.46 Mbps

Key Features — GSM

  • Industry standard A-over-IP (BSS) or Abis-over-IP (BTS) backhaul interface
  • 7 simultaneous FR voice/GPRS users
  • 14 simultaneous HR voice users
  • Multi-slot CS1-4 GPRS

For further information please contact sales on +44 (0) 1223 755115 or email sales@cellxica.net


EXPLORE SC5000 Device tester
  • Frequency agile: 70 MHz – 6 GHz
  • RF antennas: 2 x TX, 2 x RX SMA external (MIMO)*
  • RF output power: +15 dBm (GSM), +5 dBm (UMTS/LTE)
  • GPS receiver with external antenna (SMA)
  • Keypad and LCD display for basic control and status monitoring
  • Lithium-Ion battery and external PSU
  • Machined aluminium
  • Dimensions: 140 mm (w) x 70 mm (h) x 140 mm (d)

* For regulatory and spectrum-ownership compliance, devices must be RF cable-connected to the tester

Your IP address, has been recorded and all activity on this system is actively monitored. Under US Federal Law (18 U.S.C. 1030), United Kingdom Law (Computer Misuse Act 1990) and other international law. It is a criminal offence to access or attempt to access this computer system without prior written authorisation from cellXica. Any unauthorised attempt to access this system will be reported to the appropriate authorities and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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