World’s First Test Solution for A-BeiDou Location Based Services

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou, the new GNSS satellite positioning system from China. The R&S TS-LBS test solution allows mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.

The successful A-BeiDou verification of the MediaTek device under test (DUT) using the Rohde & Schwarz test system marks an important milestone in the GNSS evolution of positioning and navigation. It was the first time that the setup could be used to validate and verify a device for A-BeiDou location based services.

The TS-LBS from Rohde & Schwarz is a test system for testing GNSS and network-based LBS. It consists of an R&S CMW500 as the base station simulator and an R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator. The R&S CMW500 provides assistance data to the DUT and the R&S SMBV100A simulates the BeiDou satellites. The R&S TS-LBS test system can be used to obtain GCF and PTCRB certification as well as network operator specific certification for chip sets and mobile devices.

The R&S TS-LBS is a test system for testing GNSS and network-based location based services (LBS). It fulfills all requirements for LBS development, conformance and carrier acceptance testing for GSM, WCDMA and LTE devices. This test system can be configured for testing A-GNSS and network-based (OTDOA/eCID) location technologies in user equipment (UE) and chipsets. Click here for  more information on the R&S TS-LBS.