Rohde & Schwarz's TS8980 5G RF test system.

Rohde & Schwarz’s TS8980 test system certified for 5G compliance RF testing

  • The PTCRB certification organization and the GCF (Global Certification Forum) validated the first test cases in various combinations of FR1 and LTE bands using the new TS8980FTA-3A system from Rohde & Schwarz for 5G RF compliance testing.
  • This solution, which is the latest version of the RF compliance testing system family, allows mobile technologies from 2G to 5G to be tested on the same platform.

Mobile network operators rely on the GCF and PTCRB certification procedures to ensure that mobile devices operate on their networks. This validation process also ensures that the updated version of R&S TS8980 has been officially accepted by GCF and PTCRB as meeting the 5G RF requirements described in the 3GPP specifications.

The new CMX500 radio communication tester adds 5G NR signalling functionality to the TS8980 test system.

The test solution now supports RF compliance test cases for all GSM, WCDMA, LTE to 5G radio access technologies.

The integrated test system, operated by the R&S Contest sequential software, allows reproducible measurements to be made.

Users who are already equipped with an earlier version of the TS8980 test system can access the 5G RF test functions by integrating the new CMX500 tester.