LTE-A Base Station Transmitter TestsSource: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 10 (LTEAdvanced) added several tests, such as those for multicarrier scenarios.This application note describes how all required transmitter (Tx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 6) can be performed quickly and easily by using signal and spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. A few tests additionally require signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. Examples illustrate the manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation.