Rohde & Schwarz will be stepping up the pace of its wireless test product releases in 2008 beginning with a comprehensive product portfolio showcase at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona Feb. 11 to 14 in Barcelona.
New and existing test and measurement products for standards such as 3GPP LTE, HSPA+ or WiMAX will be included as well as compact, high-throughput solutions for production; and, mobile TV transmitters of all power classes.
MIMO is intrinsic to many mobile radio standards such as 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+ or WLAN 802.11n and Rohde & Schwarz will exhibit two one-box solutions for generating MIMO signals:
- R&S SMU200A high-end vector signal generator generates RF and baseband signals
- R&S AMU200A provides only baseband signals
Both instruments support MIMO for the 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, WLAN 802.11n and
For analyzing MIMO and LTE signals, Rohde & Schwarz's R&S FSQ and R&S FSG models enable detailed testing of the physical layer. Equipped with options for LTE and MIMO, the signal analyzers simultaneously process signals transmitted by the multiple antennas.
In 2008, the development activities of mobile radio manufacturers will also begin to focus on the MIMO-based HSPA+ standard. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its first solutions for RF tests at the Mobile World Congress and over the year will also launch protocol-test solutions for 3GPP HSPA+.
In 2008, mobile radio manufacturers will conduct trials with 3GPP LTE-capable wireless devices and infrastructure. In addition to its existing RF portfolio, Rohde & Schwarz will present it early solutions for protocol tests at the Mobile World Congress 2008. Because 3GPP LTE test cases will continue to be defined in the course of the year; the company will provide the required conformance-test solutions for these test cases.
On the WiMAX front, the new R&S CMW270 WiMAX tester is claimed to be up to ten times faster than existing test solutions. Measurement accuracy has also been optimized with regard for stability and linearity to provide the best possible repeatability.
The Rohde & Schwarz products at will located in Hall 1, Booth 1C50/1D59 at Mobile World Congress 2008.