Testing LTE-Advanced

LTE-Advanced comprises multiple features enhancing the basic LTE technology firstly specified in 3GPP Release 8. LTE including the LTE-Advanced improvements was approved by ITU to comply with IMT-Advanced requirements and thus being a true 4G mobile communication system. The different technology components of LTE-Advanced have different market priorities and require different testing strategies. This application note summarizes the Rohde & Schwarz test solutions for LTE-Advanced using Vector Signal Generators R&S®SMU200A, R&S®SMBV100A, Signal and Spectrum Analyzer R&S®FSW, R&S®FSQ, R&S®FSG, R&S®FSV and Wideband Radio Communication Tester R&S®CMW500.