R&S®CMW270 Wireless Connectivity Tester

The non-cellular expert covering WLAN, Mobile WiMAX™, Bluetooth®, FM Stereo, GPS and broadcast technologies. The R&S®CMW270 is a cost-effective alternative for the development and production of equipment outside the conventional cellular networks

  • Overview

Key Facts

  • Multiple-standard RF measurements for WLAN, Mobile WiMAX, Bluetooth® and FM Stereo
  • General-purpose ARB generator for WLAN, Mobile WiMAX, Bluetooth®, FM Stereo, GPS and broadcast technologies
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Brief Description

The R&S®CMW270 is the ideal test solution for integrated wireless communications solutions as used in laptops, netbooks, game consoles, data cards and wireless headsets. Within the R&S®CMW500 product family, the R&S®CMW270 offers functionality tailored to the above applications.

Features & Benefits

  • High flexibility for production
  • Mobile WiMAX base station emulator for IP application testing under fully controlled network conditions

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range R&S®CMW270 70 MHz to 6 GHz
Max. frequency drift R&S®CMW270 base unit ±1 × 10-6
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Supported Technologies

  • WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®
  • FM Stereo

Key Facts

  • Multiple-standard RF measurements for WLAN, Mobile WiMAX, Bluetooth® and FM Stereo
  • General-purpose ARB generator for WLAN, Mobile WiMAX, Bluetooth®, FM Stereo, GPS and broadcast technologies
  • Dual-tester concept with R&S®Multi-Evaluation List mode for speed and cost-optimized production
  • Continuous frequency range up to 6 GHz
  • Optional Mobile WiMAX base station emulator with MIMO support for matrix A, matrix B and collaborative
  • Optional P-based end-to-end test for Mobile WiMAX performance verification up to 36 Mbit/s

Brief Description

The R&S®CMW270 is the ideal test solution for integrated wireless communications solutions as used in laptops, netbooks, game consoles, data cards and wireless headsets. Within the R&S®CMW500 product family, the R&S®CMW270 offers functionality tailored to the above applications. The tester provides generator and analyzer functionality for standards such as WLAN, Mobile WiMAX, Bluetooth® and FM Stereo as well as for GPS and broadcast technologies. Plus, it includes a Mobile WiMAX base station emulator for use in the development, production and servicing of Mobile WiMAX devices.

Features & Benefits

  • High flexibility for production

    • Signal analysis and signal generation for RF alignment and verification of WLAN, Mobile WiMAX, Bluetooth®, FM Stereo, GPS and broadcast technologies
    • Short measurement times due to innovative Rohde & Schwarz test concept:
      R&S®Smart Alignment and R&S®Multi-Evaluation List mode
    • Dual-tester configuration for simultaneous testing of two wireless devices
    • Dedicated R&S®CMWrun sequencer software tool for automated alignment and verification of Mobile WiMAX and WLAN (Wi-Fi) chipsets
  • Mobile WiMAX™ base station emulator for IP application testing under fully controlled network conditions

    • Simple setup and control under reproducible test conditions
    • Maximized Mobile WiMAX data throughput and simultaneous in-depth analysis of MAC and PHY layers
    • Multipath propagation for MIMO applications with minimal hardware expenditure in the lab
    • Automated performance and sensitivity measurements for R & D and benchmarking
    • Message analyzer for realtime tracing, logging and examination of Mobile WiMAX air link
  • Cost-saving all-in-one concept

    • Configurable range of functions and standards replaces multiple-instrument test setups and saves space and money
    • Synergies in product development cycle
    • Error tracking from end user to production and development
  • Ready for future requirements

    • Modular design – easy expansion with hardware and software options
    • Future-ready RF parameters
    • Scalable RF resources
  • Reduced operating costs

    • Minimum operating costs due to state-of-the-art selftest concept
    • Selectable calibration interval of 12 or 24 months
  • From pre-sale to service – at your doorstep

    • Worldwide network of Rohde & Schwarz experts in over 70 countries

Specifications

Frequency
Frequency range R&S®CMW270 70 MHz to 6 GHz
Max. frequency drift R&S®CMW270 base unit ±1 × 10-6
with R&S®CMW-B690A option
(OCXO extension)
±5 × 10-8
with R&S®CMW-B690B option
(highly stable OCXO extension)
±5 × 10-9

RF generator
RF output level range continuous wave (CW)
RF1 OUT, WiMAX band 1
–130 dBm to +8 dBm
Output level uncertainty in temperature range +20 °C to +35 °C
no overranging
output level >–120 dBm
<0.6 dB (12-month calibration interval)
<0.8 dB (24-month calibration interval)
IF bandwidth   70 MHz

RF analyzer
RF input level range continuous power (CW)
RF1 COM, RF2 COM
–84 dBm to +34 dBm
Level uncertainty in temperature range +20 °C to +35 °C <0.5 dB (calibration interval 1 year)
<0.7 dB (calibration interval 2 years)
IF bandwidth 40 MHz

Arbitrary waveform generator (with R&S®CMW-B110A option)
Arbitrary waveform files maximum sample length 256 Msamples
Sample rate maximum 100 MHz
Memory size min. 1 Gbyte

Mobile WiMAX parameters
Digital standard IEEE 802.16e
Physical layer mode OFDMA, TDD
Bandwidth 3.5 MHz, 5 MHz, 7 MHz, 8.75 MHz,
10 MHz
Frame duration 5 ms
FFT size 512, 1024
Modulation and coding rates BPSK, QPSK 1/2, QPSK 3/4, 16QAM 1/2, 16QAM 3/4, 64QAM 1/2, 64QAM 2/3, 64QAM 3/4, 64QAM 5/6
MAC support IEEE 802.16e, base station emulation

General data
Dimensions W × H × D 465.1 mm × 197.3 mm × 517.0 mm
(18.31 in × 7.77 in × 20.35 in)
(19“ 1/1, 4 HU, 450)
Weight with typical options approx. 18 kg
(approx. 39.68 lb)
Interfaces LAN 1 × 100 Mbit/s
1 × 1000 Mbit/s
with R&S®CMW-B612A option IEEE 488.2
4 × USB 2.0
1 × USB 1.1
for external monitor DVI-D

Supported Technologies

  • WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®
  • FM Stereo
  • GPS
  • Broadcast technologies
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