Rohde & Schwarz has reported that it will be showcasing its latest class-leading mobile network infrastructure testing solutions, which address various needs and enable the mobile industry to leverage the opportunities of 5G as Mobile World Congress is returning to Barcelona in June 2021.
The Rohde & Schwarz portfolio for mobile network infrastructure testing covers all phases of the product lifecycle – from R&D of RF and digital designs, design validation and integration to 3GPP-defined base station conformance testing and production testing. The company will be presenting current highlights from this portfolio at Mobile World Congress 2021 (MWC21).
The Rohde & Schwarz signal generation and analysis solutions portfolio meets 5G bandwidth and frequency requirements and includes software applications to address 5G testing challenges.
At MWC21, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate a setup to test 5G NR physical layer parameters, which will be included in Release 17. As part of this setup, the company will present for the first time the new microwave frequency option up to 67 GHz for the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator.
The setup consists of the signal generator and the R&S FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer, which supports image-free spectrum analysis at up to 90 GHz and up to 8.3 GHz of internal analysis bandwidth.
Rohde & Schwarz redefines midrange testing with the R&S SMM100A vector signal generator and the R&S FSVA3000 signal and spectrum analyzer.
Designed with best-in-class RF characteristics to bring laboratory performance to the midrange test market, these instruments support up to 1 GHz of signal generation and analysis bandwidth and emphasize high-quality measurement characteristics for generating and analyzing signals for the most advanced 5G NR devices.
For developers who are moving on from FR1 to FR2 components and devices and want to upgrade their test instruments, Rohde & Schwarz will present at MWC21 the R&S FE44S (single transmit/receive) and R&S FE50DTR (dual transmit/receive)
The R&S SMM100A vector signal generator and the R&S FSVA3000 signal and spectrum analyzer can also be used as RF test solutions for speed-optimized production tests of 5G base stations.
Rohde & Schwarz will be demonstrating R&S Server Based Testing, a scalable high-speed measurement analysis platform that separates the RF data capturing, performed by the test instruments, and the data processing, performed by the server.