Rohde & Schwarz Integrates 3GPP Fading Feature Into The R&S CMW500 For Testing Under Real-World Conditions
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced a fading simulation module for its R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester. Now it is possible for smartphone or chipset manufacturers to carry out standard-compliant MIMO performance tests during LTE testing, for example. Only a single instrument is required for these tests, which minimizes space requirements and setup effort. In addition, the module supports the GSM and WCDMA standards. Such a compact, integrated solution is unmatched on the market.
When using conventional solutions to perform tests with realistically simulated propagation conditions, an additional instrument is needed for fading simulation. This additional instrument requires extra cabling and separate configuration in addition to level and delay correction. In contrast, the new R&S CMW-B510F module is integrated into the R&S CMW500 and configured directly from the menu of the tester. This space-saving solution simulates the dynamic propagation conditions as defined in the test cases of the 3GPP standard for LTE, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, GSM and EGPRS.
The R&S CMW500 with integrated R&S CMW-B510F fading module is now available from Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate the new feature at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona in hall 6, booth E30.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.8B (US$ 2.3B) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.
SOURCE: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG