- Rohde & Schwarz has upgraded its R&S CMP200 series radio communications tester with a new option for 5G small cell testing.
- This solution, validated by Qualcomm Technologies, is now supported by its Qualcomm® Development Acceleration Resource Toolkit (QDART) for Small Cells software.
With the new functionality for small cell testing and the support of QDART for Small Cells software, the R&S CMP200 tester is suitable for both R&D and production test requirements of small cell infrastructure manufacturers that integrate the Qualcomm® FSM100 5G RAN platform into their products.
Small cells offer network operators the possibility to increase the capacity of existing wireless networks and meet the demands for data capacity that come with 5G use cases. They can be used in public and private networks within buildings or in outside scenarios, resulting in a growing demand for small cell infrastructure.
The Qualcomm FSM100 5G RAN Platform has been adopted by many manufacturers and cellular infrastructure providers around the world due to its scalability and cost-effectiveness. Its form factor and power level are designed to address indoor and outdoor densification requirements for 5G networks and fast-paced network upgrades to 5G.
The R&S CMP200 is a non-signaling solution for 5G mmWave RF parametric testing. As an IF tester it combines vector signal analyzer and arbitrary based generator functionality. The compact integrated solution can be customized with up to three R&S CMPHEAD30 remote radio heads (RRH), for up and down converting signals to 5G FR2 frequencies.
The separate one-box tester and the R&S CMPHEAD30 RRH concept allow short RF cable lengths for an optimal link budget in radiated test environments. This approach enables testing of fully assembled FR2 devices and RFICs with both IF and mmWave RF interfaces.