- At Mobile World Congress 2021 (MWC21), Rohde & Schwarz previewed its new R&S CMP180 radio communication test platform designed for testing wireless communication devices from R&D to production.
- The all-in-one tester, which is suitable for volume production testing, enables up to 16 devices to be tested in parallel according to the requirements of the various technologies used by cellular and non-cellular communication devices.
- The R&S CMP180 radio communication tester will be launched on the market in late 2021.
The new R&S CMP180 radio communication test platform from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to manage multiple parallel signals for both multiple devices and MIMO transmission methods, providing maximum measurement speed at frequencies up to 8 GHz. The analyzer/generator single-box tester covers wireless standards including Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7 and 5G NR at FR1 frequencies, plus a wide range of legacy technologies.
Thanks to its RF parameters and high output power, test engineers can use the instrument throughout the entire development phase, from engineering validation tests right through to production. The high speed non-signaling test method is made possible by predefined test routines known to both the device under test and the R&S CMP180, eliminating the need for interactive communications between the device and the tester during the test procedure.
Rohde & Schwarz develops the scripted test routines in close cooperation with chipset or device manufacturers. Since the R&S CMP180 features both a vector signal generator and a vector spectrum analyzer, the tester generates the test signal sequence as defined in the routine, feeds it to the DUT and analyzes the results. The tester features future-proof hardware with excellent RF performance. Two independent RF channels and 16 RF ports support multiple parallel device tests, MIMO transmission methods and technologies.