MWC Shanghai 2021 is the first show of the GSMA MWC Series to return as a physical event in February 2021. Instead of the annual global event usually held in Barcelona at this time of year, the GSMA has organized the MWC Shanghai from February 23 to 25 as a hybrid-event, including a live exhibition. Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz participated and demonstrated its market-leading solutions for mobile devices, chipsets, infrastructure, and networks live at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The company showed its commitment to GSMA MWC events and demonstrated its latest test solutions for 5G and other wireless standards, connected cars, and mobile network testing at booth N1.B70 in SNIEC.
Roll-out of 5G in full swing
5G technology is being rolled out around the world. At MWC Shanghai, Rohde & Schwarz is demonstrating highlights from its portfolio of test solutions for 5G base stations and end-user devices.
For base station testing, Rohde & Schwarz offers its high-end instruments, the R&S SMW200A signal generator, and the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer, equipped with 5G test solutions including massive MIMO. Both instruments also support UWB and Wi-Fi 7 signal generation and analysis for device testing. The R&S SMW200A signal generator has a frequency range of up to 44 GHz, supports dual radio frequency channels, an internal 2 GHz I/Q modulation bandwidth, and includes options for all mainstream cellular and non-cellular digital standard signals. The R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer has a frequency range of up to 90 GHz and offers a market-leading analysis bandwidth of up to 8.3 GHz. It provides a comprehensive analysis for practically any wireless communication technology, including broadband modulated signals and frequency hopping signals. The 800 MHz real-time analysis bandwidth allows users to monitor all current modulation bandwidths and trigger instantaneously on relevant signal parameters.
Mobile device certification testing is very important to the mobile communications industry. At MWC Shanghai, visitors can experience the R&S TS8980 RF conformance test systems, recognized by GCF and PTCRB. It is the only conformance test system in the industry that can support all mobile communication technologies from 2G to 5G on the same platform and can meet the entire process of testing from R&D pre-conformance to industry certification. The R&S TS8980 FTA-3A system supports 5G non-standalone mode (NSA) and standalone mode (SA), for testing and certification of new frequency bands and frequency band combinations for 5G.
Rohde & Schwarz is also showcasing its 5G NR signaling test solution for FR1 and FR2 frequency bands based on the R&S CMX500 radio communication tester. The solution covers all test applications in 5G from RF measurements and protocol testing to end-to-end application testing, including high-quality voice over 5G NR (VoNR) for example. It is a unique solution supporting high end-to-end data rates and an operating concept that is easy to use, with automation functions optimized for complex test tasks.
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