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Rohde & Schwarz Joins FiRa Consortium for UWB Solutions

Rohde & Schwarz has become an associate member of the FiRa Consortium.

R and SFiRa, short for “fine ranging”, is an organization dedicated to growing the UWB ecosystem by ensuring interoperability between multiple devices through compliance and certification programs.

Alexander Pabst, Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications, comments: “We at Rohde & Schwarz recognize the power of a secure and reliable UWB technology and are pleased to further strengthen our collaboration with members of the FiRa Consortium to establish a strong certification framework.”

The FiRa Consortium focuses on three core UWB services: hands-free access control, location-based services and device-to-device services that rely on the latest UWB based secure ranging technology specified by the IEEE 802.15.4z.

By joining the FiRaTM Consortium, Rohde & Schwarz contributes to the organization’s efforts to establish a certification program for UWB devices. Rohde & Schwarz brings along broad expertise in mobile device testing and certification.

As a leader in wireless device testing, Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with industry partners to develop UWB test solutions for R&D, certification and production, including essentials like time of flight (ToF) and angle of arrival (AoA) measurements as well as device calibration procedures.

The R&S CMP200 radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz, for instance, is ideal for solving UWB challenges in production as well as in R&D. It combines the capabilities of a signal analyzer and generator in a single instrument.

In combination with the Rohde & Schwarz WMT software service to implement automated wireless manufacturing testing and a wide portfolio of shielded chambers, the R&S CMP200 offers a complete solution for a transmitter, receiver, ToF and AoA measurements in conducted and radiated mode, compliant to IEEE 802.15.4a/z specifications.

The R&S SMM100A is a midrange vector signal generator covering up to 44 GHz, and the only in its class to offer a maximum RF modulation bandwidth of 1 GHz, thus meeting the requirements to generate broadband signals used by UWB devices in R&D and production.

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