Rohde & Schwarz showcases wireless mobile testing solutions at Mobile World Congress

Rohde & Schwarz will welcome its visitors at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. From components and chipsets to assembled user devices and base stations, Rohde & Schwarz test solutions help the industry bring 5G NR products to market more quickly and reliably.

For example, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its solutions for signaling and non-signaling testing of 5G NR devices, including two new wireless communication testers. Since traditional testing is not suitable for the active antenna systems used in upcoming devices, Rohde & Schwarz has developed innovative over-the-air test solutions based on shielded test chambers. This includes a solution for testing in extreme temperatures ranging from –40 to +85 °C, as well as a compact antenna test range setup (CATR) for device verification and conformance testing.

At MWC 2019, mobile network testing solutions presented by Rohde & Schwarz enable operators to seamlessly cover test scenarios and technologies over the entire network lifecycle from the lab to the field.

One of the highlights is the Smart platform, a Rohde & Schwarz software suite that combines high-quality data acquisition with intelligent analytics to generate QoE-centric network insights, allowing operators to identify critical factors influencing network performance. The Rohde & Schwarz SmartAnalytics software features the integrated network performance score (NPS), a single quality metric methodology that provides the ideal point of reference for facilitating targeted improvements in network quality and performance.

Other highlights include the world’s first mobile network testing solution for 5G NR, enabling operators and infrastructure vendors to measure 5G NR network coverage, performance and operation to ensure that when 5G transitions from trial networks to commercial deployment are made, these networks deliver the required performance and quality.

In terms of wireless connectivity, Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate two world firsts: the first Bluetooth Low Energy testing solution covering both direct test mode (DTM) and over-the-air tests under signaling conditions and the first solution for WLAN IEEE 802.11ax 2×2 MIMO signaling testing.

Vehicles are becoming increasingly connected. One of the technologies considered for the connected car is 3GPP cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) based on 4G LTE and with a roadmap to 5G V2X. A fundamental requirement for the successful deployment of V2X communications is robust RF testing. To address the needs of the fast advancing C-V2X technology, Rohde & Schwarz has developed a strong portfolio for the automotive industry and its suppliers. These state-of-the-art test and measurement solutions for C-V2X testing in R&D and production using well-established wireless communication testers from Rohde & Schwarz will also be on display at MWC 2019.

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