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5G NR testing - are you ready for the 5G challenges?

The next major step in mobile communications beyond LTE (4G) sets challenging requirements.

5G will change the way we communicate. The next generation of mobile networks, 5G, introduces a paradigm shift towards a user and application centric technology framework, with the goal of flexibly supporting three important use case families:

  • Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)
  • Massive machine type communications (mMTC)
  • Ultra-reliable, low latency communications (URLLC)

Your 5G NR test and measurement challenges – from components and chipsets to assembled user devices and base stations – are our motivation to provide innovative solutions for your success. Bring your products to market more quickly and reliably with the Rohde & Schwarz 5G test solutions. As a world market and technology leader in all areas of RF and microwave test and measurement equipment, we support the entire mobile technology lifecycle for performing measurements in the lab, in production and in the field.

5G test solutions

eMBB test solutions

Much higher bandwidth allocations in the mmWave range, massive MIMO and over-the-air testing.

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mMTC test solutions

Ensuring proper functionality, long battery lifetimes and security of your IoT device.

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URLLC test solutions

Developing tailor-made communications interfaces with improved latency, reliability and security.

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Latest in 5G at Rohde & Schwarz

Webinar: What you need to know about 5G mmWave devie testing

Register for this webinar on 5G mmWave device testing and learn about the test challenges that arise with the design of 5G FR2 mmWave devices.

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White paper: 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR)

This white paper will provide in-depth guidance in navigating 5G VoNR from the network deployment and the connectivity options aimed at not only supporting VoNR, but also ensuring the data services that VoNR should enable.

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Webinar: Simplifying 5G mobile device testing

Join this webinar to learn about the challenges associated with mobile device testing as well as the benefits of using one unified interface to test across all layers - simplifying signaling tests. This provides you with a holistic view to the design validation test process of a device.

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Webinar: THz communications - a key enabler for 5G?

Join us in our webinar and learn about technological aspects of over-the-air measurements in the sub-THz region with testing solutions from Rohde & Schwarz.

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Webinar: Voice over 5G – evolution, deployment, technology and testing aspects

Our webinar introduces you to the technology aspects behind incorporating voice services in 5G networks and outlines possible deployment scenarios. Since test and measurement guarantees proper implementation to achieve best user experience, we will also demonstrate how to test voice capabilities of 5G smartphones.

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Keynote: Over-the-air testing using plane-wave synthesis: From theory to realization

Register now to watch Dr. Benoît Derats keynote at the AMTA 2020 virtual symposium.

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Webinar: 5G location based services in Rel. 15 & Rel. 16 GC

In this webinar, we will present the technical requirements and use cases for 5G location based services (LBS). We will then discuss the strengths and limitations of key positioning technologies such as DL-TDOA, MC-RTT, AoD, AoA, GNSS, Wi Fi and Barometric measurements. Finally, we will provide some details around specific Rohde & Schwarz test solutions that can be used to test the reliability and accuracy of positioning methods under all conditions, either indoors or outdoors.

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Webinar: How massive MIMO challenges 5G base station testing

This webinar explains the MIMO techniques used in today’s commercially deployed networks. It further discusses the latest MIMO enhancements specified in 3GPP Release 16, finalized in June 2020. The webinar also demonstrates how to apply Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes for testing phase-coherent 5G MIMO signals during the development of 5G base stations and small cells in the lab.

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Born to enable 5G

The next generation of 5G NR test solutions

Testing 5G NR products requires innovative test and measurement approaches. Discover the new 5G testers from Rohde & Schwarz, perfected for 5G measurements in development, QM acceptance testing and production.

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Infographic: 5G is born

From the introduction of the 5G standard to the development of compatible test setups – we take you on the journey of 5G testing.

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5G digital book & video series

Is 5G a revolution?

Register now for our new 5G New Radio digital book to get a comprehensive answer to this question. Gain insights into the fundamentals, procedures and testing aspects of 5G NR.


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5G is now - video series

In our video series, the authors of the 5G NR book take a closer look at all aspects of the technology, discuss challenges and solutions and demonstrate test and measurement examples.

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Our experts

Reiner Stuhlfauth

Reiner Stuhlfauth, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

The underlying technologies and technical solutions of 5G New Radio are complex. To ensure interoperability and reliable functioning, all aspects must be thoroughly tested long before 5G makes its way from the lab to the field. This includes testing individual components such as antennas, complete base stations, end devices and also the quality of services in a mobile communications network.

Meik Kottkamp

Meik Kottkamp, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

At Rohde & Schwarz, we have enabled our customers to develop and optimize their products all the way from 2G, the first digital generation, to today's commercialized 4G networks. We support them during the ongoing transition to 5G with our extensive RF knowledge in the mmWave spectrum and industry-leading expertise in over-the-air antenna performance and radiocommunications testing. We are looking forward to turning 5G NR into reality with our customers.

Günter Pfeifer

Günter Pfeifer, Product Management, Rohde & Schwarz

5G will change our lives and the way we communicate. New services and applications that we can only currently dream of will become possible. The underlying technologies and technical solutions are challenging and require thorough testing. Rohde & Schwarz is a one-stop shop for 5G NR testing – from signal generation and signal analysis to over-the-air testing for measurements in the lab, in production and in the field..

Andreas Roessler

Andreas Roessler, Technology Manager NA, Rohde & Schwarz

With 5G, the traditional hunt for higher data rates is facing new verticals that call for ultra-reliable communications with the lowest possible latencies. At Rohde & Schwarz, we help our customers understand the fundamentals of this new technology and the challenges it brings for testing. Our goal is to continue to be a valuable partner for our customers by providing expertise and solutions that meet specific test requirements.

Customer voices on our 5G NR test solutions

Aircom International expands 5G NR & LTE device testing capabilities with Rohde & Schwarz

Teoco Aircom

Aircom International, Inc., an accredited testing laboratory for wireless device testing expands its test services with the Rohde & Schwarz CMX500 and CMW500 radio communication testers for 5G and LTE testing

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PCTEST Selects R&S®CMX500 for 5G and LTE testing


The leading test laboratory PCTEST expands its capabilities with our radio communication tester R&S®CMX500 for 5G and LTE testing.

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Get your free poster

Get your free "Over-the-air (OTA) testing fundamentals" poster

Curious about how to reduce the chamber size for your OTA testing? Register and get your free over-the-air (OTA) testing fundamentals poster.

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Get your free “Demystifying 5G NR” poster

Are you interested in having an overview of the latest 5G NR specification in line with 3GPP Release 15? Sign up and get your free poster by mail.

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Get your free "Wireless communications standards" poster

Get insights into the latest cellular, wireless connectivty, IoT and GNSS specifications, including 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi. Sign up and get your free poster by mail.

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Get your free "3GPP categories and data rates" poster

Get a concise overview of all UE categories from Release 5 to Release 15. Register and get your free poster now.

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Educational resources

Free 5G webinars

Latest 5G NR specifications, upcoming test challenges and leading test solutions.

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Video series “Demystifying 5G”

Everything about 5G and innovative test solutions to tackle your 5G challenges.

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R&S at MWC 2019 Barcelona

Mobile device and mobile network testing solutions focusing on 5G NR, IoT, WLAN and connected cars

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White papers and application notes

Details on the 5G specification, related test challenges and practical solutions.

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