Hints for Fast and Accurate Testing of GSM/EDGE Mobile Phone Power Amplifiers

Short measurement time in conjunction with high accuracy and repeatability of results are essential for efficient testing of mobile phone power amplifiers. Power Meter R&S NRP, Signal Generator R&S SMIQ, Spectrum Analyzers R&S FSP/FSU/FSQ and Power Supply R&S NGMO2 offer optimum characteristics such as high accuracy, fast settling speed and short measurement time in programmed mode. This application note concentrates on testing GSM/EDGE mobile power amplifiers and shows typical test setups and programming examples for Signal Generator R&S SMIQ and Spectrum Analyzer R&S FSP/FSU/FSQ, benchmark numbers and repeatability results.