News | October 31, 2018

Rohde & Schwarz And Huawei Successfully Perform LTE-V Interoperability Tests To Make Connected Vehicles Reality

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
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LTE-V test system consisting of R&S CMW500 and R&S SMBV100A

Rohde & Schwarz and Huawei have successfully tested the interoperability of LTE-V connected vehicles with the R&S CMW500wideband radio communication tester using the embedded Huawei Balong 765 IC as an LTE-V UE. The solution verified multiple test scenarios for internet of vehicles (IoV) communications based on 3GPP Release 14 Mode 4.

LTE-V is a cellular IoV technology standard based on device to device (D2D) and existing LTE technologies. In the R&D phase, interoperability testing between terminals from different providers verifies connectivity and compliance with the standard. Testing the conformance of LTE-V terminals based on an authoritative third-party test platform is a crucial foundation for successful commercial deployment of LTE-V.

Rohde & Schwarz, a leading provider of conformance test equipment for mobile communications terminals, is also the world's first provider of LTE-V test equipment: the R&S CMW500 equipped with the R&S CMW-KU514 LTE-V option in combination with the R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator now supports LTE-V Mode 4 testing.

Huawei LTE-V2X terminals are based on the Huawei Balong 765 baseband IC. This chip has been specially designed for the new generation of IoV communications and can support UU interfaces (communication interfaces between terminals and base stations) and PC5 interfaces (short-distance direct communication between a vehicle and other devices). The application processor complies with 3GPP Release 14, and supports Mode 3 and Mode 4.

The successful interoperability test by Rohde & Schwarz and Huawei marks an important step for LTE-V products to meet international standards and, therefore, the commercial rollout of LTE-V. The test was performed in the wake of the World Internet Of Things Convention (WIOTC) in Wuxi, China from September 15 to 18. There, Huawei LTE-V2X terminal-based solutions were successfully performed with a number of partners in the world's largest LTE-V2X network covering main urban areas of Wuxi City and main roads of Wuxi New City.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group's test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 180,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com.

SOURCE: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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