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Quantenna Chooses LitePoint for 4x4 MIMO Wireless Chipset Test

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quantenna Chooses LitePoint for 4x4 MIMO Wireless Chipset Test03:00 EST Tuesday, February 26, 2013SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LitePoint announced today that Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in ultra-reliable Wi-Fi networking for whole-home entertainment, has selected the LitePoint® IQxel160? for testing of Quantenna 802.11ac capable chipsets that enable wireless video distribution and provide industry-leading video quality and range."We chose LitePoint due to their established track record of delivering 802.11 MIMO test systems.  We recommend the IQxel160 to our customers because it addresses the need for high-performance 4x4 MIMO testing, while providing a future-proof solution for 802.11ac that extends up to its highest data rates.  LitePoint's collaboration model and global support network has given Quantenna the ability to offer our customers a proven production test solution for our most advanced chipsets," said Nara Bharath, Vice President, Customer Engineering and Marketing.The IQxel160 is the newest offering in LitePoint's Wi-Fi tester line. Designed to handle the highest bandwidth options of the 802.11ac specification, this test system will help usher in a faster, more robust generation of "gigabit Wi-Fi" devices. Curtis Schmidek, VP of Marketing at LitePoint said, "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Quantenna.  Quantenna customers benefit from having access to a pre-qualified production test solution that can be quickly integrated into a factory test floor, as either a new installation or a seamless evolution from the prior generation."Schmidek added, "While designed for the newest 802.11ac throughput options, the IQxel160 also supports all legacy modes of 802.11 operation (a/b/g/n/p) in addition to Bluetooth Classic, EDR and LE.  And LitePoint offers a simple path for customers to upgrade from either the IQxel or IQxel80, so they can be prepared for the higher bandwidth version of the 802.11ac standard. Customers will also be able to take advantage of the higher production throughput or MIMO capabilities that the IQxel160 offers."AvailabilityThe LitePoint IQxel160 and support for 802.11ac chipsets within IQfact+ is available today.LitePoint at Mobile World Congress ? Barcelona, SpainFebruary 25-28, 2013 ? Hall 5, Booth #D38 LitePoint will be demonstrating the IQxel160 and its other wireless test solutions for both cellular and connectivity devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.About Quantenna Communications, Inc.Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing standards-based 802.11n and 802.11ac MIMO chipsets that deliver the highest levels of performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and devices. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Quantenna has assembled a management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up success, and is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Rusnano, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity, and Telefonica Digital. Quantenna was recently named to Wall Street Journal's 2012 list of top 50 start-ups. For additional information, please visit www.quantenna.com.About LitePointLitePoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER), is based in Sunnyvale, California. The company designs, develops and supports advanced wireless test solutions for developers of wireless devices and consumer electronics, contract manufacturers and wireless integrated circuit designers. LitePoint solutions have enabled optimization and verification of the operation of more than one billion wireless devices worldwide. LitePoint products are used in development and high-volume manufacturing, providing its customers with improved ROI, time-to-market, manufacturing yields, and product quality. For more, go to www.litepoint.com. For more information, contact:Brad PostonAndy BlanchardVP, Marketing CommunicationsVP, Corporate Communications408-456-5000978-370-2425brad.poston@litepoint.cominvestorrelations@teradyne.comwww.litepoint.comSOURCE LitePoint Corporation