Rohde & Schwarz: conformance test coverage for certification of eMTC and NB-IoT devices

Rohde & Schwarz offers unmatched test coverage for eMTC and NB-IoT devices – on test platforms recognized by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB: TP98 for RF testing, TP96 for RRM testing and TP92 for protocol testing. Each of the test platforms has received GCF validation for the work item WI-254 for eMTC and the work items WI-257, WI-258 and WI-259 for NB-IoT. The PTCRB test cases have been validated in RFT 132 for eMTC and in RFT 147 for NB-IoT. For protocol conformance tests, numerous test cases from existing LTE Rel. 8 to Rel. 13 work items are also relevant for certification and are available for the TP92 test platform.

Rohde & Schwarz also supports network operators’ test plans for both technologies. A particular highlight is the wide support for North American and Chinese operators. To cover the broad range of test requirements, Rohde & Schwarz offers the certification tests on various platform configurations – from compact and cost-efficient solutions for RF, RRM and protocol conformance tests with an R&S CMW500 to the standalone R&S TS-RRM and R&S TS8980FTA RF test systems that support out-of-band tests and GSM, WCDMA and LTE technologies.

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