Rohde & Schwarz presents most compact RF test solution for LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation with MIMO

Munich, October 21, 2013 — Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with new options for RF tests and end-to-end testing of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. This is the only one-box solution on the market that allows RF tests with two component carriers in the downlink, including 2×2 and 4×2 MIMO.

The new solution enables chipset manufacturers and developers of wireless devices to check their hardware’s RF performance. It is possible to carry out physical layer tests and data rate tests. Users can verify whether the receiver correctly acquires the LTE-Advanced signal from the two component carriers. For end-to-end testing, measurements can also be made in the data application mode in order to assess the wireless device’s overall performance. Options for fading tests on both component carriers are in
the pipeline.

The options for LTE-Advanced downlink carrier aggregation, R&S CMW-KS502 for LTE FDD and R&S CMW-KS552 for LTE TDD, are now available from Rohde & Schwarz. Existing R&S CMW500 test platforms can be retrofitted. Rohde & Schwarz also offers options for LTE-Advanced downlink carrier aggregation test scenarios for the R&S CMW500 protocol tester.

About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of €
1.8 billion (US$ 2.3 billion) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.