Demystifying 5G video series

Demystifying 5G – Clock input monitoring, holdover and relocking in 5G base stations

The video demonstrates an IDT clock generator and shows the measurement of phase transient during a locked-holdover-relocking-locked cycle. A clock signal with a defined phase noise profile is used to emulate the effect of a real-world clock with a non-ideal phase noise performance.

Mar 24, 2019

Demystifying 5G – Timing alignment and delay adjustment of SYSREF and sampling clock signals in 5G base stations

The video demonstrates a clock generator from IDT and shows the measurement of time alignment and delay adjustment of SYSREF and sampling clock signals.

Mar 24, 2019

Demystifying 5G – Phase noise of clock and LO components in 5G base stations

The video demonstrates a clock generator and an RF synthesizer from IDT and shows the measurement of the phase noise, contributed by these components.

Mar 24, 2019

Demystifying 5G - How to flexibly measure multiple SSB transmissions

The video demonstrates how to measure all synchronization signal blocks (SSBs) in different frequencies with all SSB indices.

Mar 18, 2019

Demystifying 5G - How does 5G NR devices identify the network?

Learn how a UE is identified to be “5G NR capable” via an LTE base station and is informed where to search for a 5G NR base station (gNB) signal.

Nov 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - 5G NR network measurements at 3.5 GHz

The video demonstrates how to perform 5G NR network measurements at 3.5 GHz. In the example shown, the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator generates a 5G NR signal

Nov 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Configuring a 5G NR network measurement setup

This video explains how easy it is to configure the R&S®TSME6 network scanner.

Nov 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Over the air (OTA) testing for 5G NR in far-field and near-field

This video answers common questions that arise with 5G over the air testing.

Aug 14, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Creating far-field conditions at short distances for 5G over the air testing

The video discusses various solutions to significantly reduce the measurement distances in order to achieve a compact test setup for mobile device and base station OTA testing.

Aug 14, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Repeatable and temperature-based 5G NR OTA testing

The video discusses various solutions for over-the-air (OTA) testing for 5G NR devices and base stations based on test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz.

Aug 14, 2018

Demystifying 5G – External harmonic mixer vs. spectrum analyzer

How to extend the frequency range of your spectrum analyzer? You can either use external harmonic mixers or invest in a new spectrum analyzer that covers the required frequency range. This video explains the differences between both methods and why a spectrum analyzer has a clear advantage compared to an external harmonic mixer.

Jul 18, 2018

Demystifying 5G – PAPR: Scrambled payload sequences for 5G waveform candidates

In this video we explain how to use a scrambled bit sequence as payload in form of a data list for 5G waveform candidates, such as FBMC, UFMC or GFDM, using the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – waveform candidates

Comparison of an OFDM-based LTE waveform with 5G waveform candidates such as UFMC, FBMC, GFDM and f-OFDM.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – PAPR: Generating a scrambled payload sequence

In this video we describe how to generate a scrambled bit sequence using the LTE standard.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 28 GHz PA characterization with Verizon Wireless 5G waveform

This video demonstrates how to test a power amplifier that operates at 28 GHz. We use a downlink signal characteristic based on a waveform that follows the Verizon Wireless 5G specification.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Where 5G waveform candidates lose their advantage

5G waveform candidates, such as FBMC, UFMC and GFDM, are designed to overcome limitations of LTE. For example, FBMC, UFMC and GFDM outperform LTE in spectral regrowth. Their much sharper power spectrum is a clear advantage over LTE. But what happens, if a non-linear device such as a power amplifier is used to amplify the signal? This video explores this behavior and provides interesting results.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – PAPR: Difference for 5G PHY layer concepts vs. LTE

In this video we explore the PAPR for these waveforms and compare them to LTE, a fully standardized technology including scrambling and channel coding methods.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 5G New Radio (NR) waveform analysis

This video demonstrates how to create a configuration file with the R&S®FS-K96PC OFDM vector signal analysis software from Rohde & Schwarzto analyze an OFDM-based waveform that follows the physical layer parameterization for 5G NR.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 5G New Radio (NR) waveform generation

In this example the 5G waveform uses one of the physical layer parameterization currently discussed in 3GPP RAN1.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 5G specification published by Verizon Wireless

This video provides some background information and compares the Verizon Wireless 5G standard with the current LTE specification from a physical layer point of view.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – US is leading the race for 5G frequency candidates

In July 2016 the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the US regulator, decided to open up additional spectrum for future 5G wireless communications. This video provides a summary on the intended frequency bands for 5G in the US and explains the potential auction principles.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 3GPP RAN1 status for 5G New Radio (NR)

This video shows the current status of 5G New Radio (NR) in 3GPP with focus on RAN1 – the group within 3GPP that is responsible for physical layer aspects.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Signal analysis of Verizon Wireless 5G waveforms

The analysis of a 5G signal following the Verizon Wireless 5G specification is demonstrated in this video.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 2 GHz modulation bandwidth for 5G signal generation

To enable the industry to study wider bandwidths at higher frequencies, Rohde & Schwarz implemented a unique 2 GHz modulation bandwidth in the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator enabling 5G signal evaluation up to 40 GHz carrier frequency.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 5G waveform defined by Verizon Wireless

How to configure a waveform that follows the Verizon Wireless 5G specification is the topic of this video. The focus is on downlink and synchronization signals, broadcast channels and beamforming reference signals.

Jul 13, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Ready for testing 5G NR sub-6 GHz devices in production with the R&S CMW100

The R&S®CMW100 communications manufacturing test set with a supported bandwidth of 160 MHz is ready for testing initial 5G NR sub-6 GHz wireless devices in production.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - What causes the high PAPR in the V5GTF signal?

Implementing the Verizon Wireless 5GTF specification reveals a high overall peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) for a downlink only signal. In this video, we look at what causes the high signal peaks.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G – requirements and timeline

In this video we answer the questions: what is 5G, what are the targeted applications and resulting requirements and what is the anticipated timeline?

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - How about clipping a V5GTF signal?

This video compares the performance of a V5GTF standard-compliant signal showing a standard-dependent high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) with a clipped version of such a signal. Did the crest factor improve? How about the error vector magnitude (EVM)?

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - How mobile is 5G at mmWave frequencies?

In this video we explore the fundamentals for mobility in a cellular system and show how (pre-)5G and 5G systems eventually tackle this challenge.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Enable mobility in 5G systems

Dual connectivity is the method of choice for (pre-)5G and 5G NR to enable full mobility using LTE as an anchor technology. However, there are quite some differences between the 3GPP-based version of dual connectivity and how (pre-)5G standards are planning to utilize this methodology. In this video we explore the differences between the two.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G – limitations of LTE

What limitations of LTE have been identified from a waveform perspective and related to 5G? How do new 5G waveform candidates cope with these limitations?

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Testing a 5G IF transceiver

This video demonstrates how to test a discrete transceiver for 5G NR based on the latest data converters from Texas Instruments.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Wideband noise and its impact on testing the true performance of ADCs

We compare the wideband noise performance of conventional signal generators with the R&S®SMA100B RF and microwave analog signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz that offers an improved wideband noise performance of more than 10 dB.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G – V5GTF crest factor reduction (CFR) - a simple way out?

This video demonstrates a simple method to clip (any) waveform, including the Verizon Wireless 5GTF signal, using software tools for signal generation and analysis from Rohde & Schwarz.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Testing the true performance of ADCs

The R&S®SMA100B RF and microwave analog signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz combines highest output power, lowest phase noise and lowest wideband noise making it ideal for high-resolution ADC/DAC testing as demonstrated in this video.

Jul 12, 2018

Demystifying 5G – frequency candidates

A future 5G mobile communication standard shall support among other things a feature defined as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). eMBB calls for Gbps peak data rates and hundreds of Mbps average user data rates.

Jul 12, 2018

Webinar: Demystifying 5G – Numerology and initial access concept for 5G NR

Get an overview on the current discussions within the standardization organization.

Apr 26, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Minimizing the impact of accessories when testing 5G RF components

The R&S®SMW200A vector signal analyzer and R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz make the calibration of the signal path towards the device under test (DUT) simple and easy, as demonstrated in this video

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Full test support of Verizon Wireless 5GTF specification

In July 2016, Verizon Wireless and its partners published a 5G technology standard based on 3GPP's Release 12 specification for LTE. Known as 5GTF, the specification targets Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) as application scenario with no mobility.

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G – UFMC signal demodulation

How to demodulate UFMC signals? Universal filter multi carrier (UFMC) is one of the deliverables of the EU-funded 5GNOW project. Rohde & Schwarz implemented UFMC and other 5G waveform candidates in their signal generator and signal analyzer solutions.

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G – 5G power amplifier characterization

In this video we explore how to set up Rohde & Schwarz signal generators and spectrum analyzers to characterize a 5G power amplifier using 5G waveform candidates, such as FBMC, UFMC or GFDM.

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G – Signal generation and analysis of cm- and mm-wave frequencies

The video demonstrates high frequency signal generation and analysis using signal generator and analyzer solutions from Rohde & Schwarz.

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G – How about 5G EVM measurements better than 40 dB at 28 GHz?

The 28 GHz band is one of the 5G frequency candidates that gains a lot of attention in South Korea and the USA. Signal bandwidths of up to 500 MHz are under discussion.

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G - Full power frequency sweep for 5G PA characterization

This video demonstrates a power vs. frequency sweep while measuring error vector magnitude (EVM), crest factor, adjacent channel leakage power ratio (ACLR) and other relevant parameters using the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator and R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz.

Apr 25, 2018

Demystifying 5G - UFMC signal generation

How to generate UFMC signals? Universal filter multi carrier (UFMC) is one of the deliverables of the EU-funded 5GNOW project. Rohde & Schwarz implemented UFMC and other 5G waveform candidates in their signal generator and signal analyzer solutions.

Apr 25, 2018

Webinar: Demystifying the 5G NR physical layer

This webinar provides an overview of the latest 5G NR physical layer specification, discusses the test challenges related to 5G and demonstrates practical test solutions. The webinar concludes with a look at the challenges involved in SA operation.

Mar 15, 2018

Webinar: Demystifying 5G and the evolution to massive MIMO for increased capacity and profit

In this webinar, the challenges facing massive MIMO deployment and measurement will be briefly addressed, and over-the-air (OTA) measurements for 5G mmWave radio equipment based on Rohde & Schwarz benchtop OTA solutions will be demonstrated.

Dec 15, 2016

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