Setcom Wireless announces its S-CORE conformance and research test environment for LTE (long term evolution) protocol testing and monitoring. S-CORE is a protocol tester for LTE signaling that is easy to use, it provides clear diagnostic information, and it leverages off-the-shelf hardware to reduce capital expense. The system encompasses both R&D and conformance testing of all LTE signaling layers in one complete test system. It offers a variety of different UE connections to meet the design lifecycle, as well as a virtual, host-style connectivity for performance analysis and compliance testing of the protocol stack prior to integration into silicon. The test system includes an I&Q connection for testing a real time PHY implementation before the RF is available. It also includes traditional RF connectivity for full end-to-end testing, typically used in later stages of UE development and certification.