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Rohde & Schwarz Gains GCF Approval for Cellular-V2X Modules

Rohde & Schwarz has achieved approval for its cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) protocol conformance testing package from the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

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The test package contains test cases fulfilling the specification defined by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) executed using the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator.

The GCF is an industry-recognized organization trusted by cellular network providers to certify the conformance of cellular handsets. To gain such approval means that mobile devices can function in accordance with the specifications with the wide variety of network infrastructure.

The certification focuses distinctly on LTE sidelink, an adaptation of core LTE standards as defined in 3GPP Release 14 that allows communication between two or more nearby devices. It can be provided on any LTE band with the 5.9 GHz band allocated for intelligent transport system (ITS) services.

The company said that it is first to have met the GCF test platform approval criteria (TPAC) for C-V2V protocol conformance testing. The certified solution brings together established Rohde & Schwarz hardware platforms and additional software.

The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester supports both LTE-A and WCDMA/HSPA+ technologies as well as performing LTE sidelink functionality testing on the communication link to the C-V2X module.

SMBV100A vector signal generator simulates the GNSS signals of global positioning services such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.

Implementation of the GCF-approved protocol tests are provided through the R&S CMW-KK550 software package.

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