Rohde & Schwarz updates its PWC200 to provide better accuracy and wider frequency range for 5G FR1 base-station testing.
The 5G mid-band spectrum offers a compelling balance of capacity and coverage necessary for new applications and use cases.
Equipment used for measuring specific absorption rate needs validation to provide useful test results.
Compared to 4G and previous generations, 5G’s mmWave frequencies and tight integration increase the complexity of both performance and regulator compliance testing.
Spirent adds test chambers and peripherals to its product line.
Keysight expands is wireless test offerings, moving into monitoring of RF and low-layer protocols.
Qualcomm, Ericsson, and TIM demonstrated just how far a line-of-site mmWave connection can reach, which could make fixed-wireless access more practical. Qualcomm’s Gautam Sheoran explains in the video interview.
When complete, Altran’s 5G test lab will emulate all parts of a network, letting hardware engineers, network engineers, and software developers test products at any point in the 5G network. 5G Technology World interviewed Altran’s Shamik Mishra, CTO Connectivity, about the lab.
The SMM100A series of vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz have models that generate RF signals from 100 kHz with a high-end model to 44 GHz. That covers today’s 5G frequencies and more.
In a video interview, James Kimery of Spirent Communications explains how test plays the role of arbiter of communications among radio units, distribution units, and centralized units.