Element and PCTEST Now Using 5G RF and RRM Testing Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

Leading test and measurement expert, PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, under its new parent organization, the Element Materials Technology Group, has bought Rohde & Schwarz’s 5G RF & RRM Testing Equipment to test FR1 and FR2 frequency ranges.

This acquisition includes the R&S TS8980 RF conformance test system and the R&S ATS1800C CATR based OTA test chamber. The investment will be instrumental in supporting Element's new Connected Technologies sector, with PCTEST's capabilities offering comprehensive wireless testing and certification services to device manufacturers.

Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S TS8980 provides the maximum test case coverage and GCF/PTRCB validation status for LTE RF and RRM 3GPP conformance and network operator supplemental tests. With the addition of the new, powerful R&S CMX500 radio communication tester, this comprehensive test solution is now capable of testing 5G NR devices in both standalone and non-standalone (NSA), TDD and FDD modes.

For over-the-air testing in millimeter wave frequencies, the R&S ATS1800C Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) chamber provides accurate 5G FR2 device performance measurements featuring class-leading signal integrity and shielding in a small space.  

According to Rohde & Schwarz Product Manager - Bryan Helmick, 5G+LTE will still play a crucial role as many operators first deploy NSA mode before deploying a full 5G core network. And since R&S has expertise in both LTE and 5G, it allows customers to make this transition more seamlessly with its extensive portfolio of products and excellent applications support.

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