5G Site Testing Solution from Rohde & Schwarz for gNodeB site acceptance, troubleshooting

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 11, 2020

News

Site acceptance and troubleshooting of each new cell site must test new capabilities, such as beamforming and 5G/LTE dual connectivity.

Rohde & Schwarz introduced the 5G Site Testing Solution (5G STS) that provides an integrated package of test equipment that combines the functional, RF, and signaling tests for 5G installation and troubleshooting.

Site acceptance and troubleshooting of each new cell site must test new capabilities, such as beamforming and 5G/LTE dual connectivity. A verification is needed to assure the correct installation, performance, and the required quality of service (QoS) is delivered to end users.

The 5G STS is comprised of the R&S TSMA6 receiver; R&S TSME30DC downconverter; the handheld network troubleshooter, QualiPoc Android, and the R&S Cable Rider ZPH analyzer.

The 5G STS benefits field service engineers from Automated Channel Detection (ACD) to automatically configure the receiver with the correct measurement settings rather than to manually enter them into the instrument. The solution is also significantly faster and more sensitive than a traditional spectrum analyzer, according to the company. It can run 5G and LTE tests simultaneously, and executes all necessary tests for efficient 5G site verification and troubleshooting in one integrated package.

For more information, go to https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/product/5g-sts-productstartpage_63493-766529.html and the MNT blog at https://blog.mobile-network-testing.com.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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