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R&S CMWflexx
The R&S CMWflexx setup contains two R&S CMW500 and one R&S CMWC controller and is as easy to operate as an R&S CMW500.
Munich | 19-Feb-2016 | Test & Measurement

R&S CMW500 from Rohde & Schwarz supports higher-order modulation modes for more data rate in LTE and LTE-A

Modulation methods such as 256QAM and 64QAM in LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) increase data rates in both the downlink and uplink. Rohde & Schwarz now offers these innovative steps on the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester.

At Mobile World Congress, Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates RF tests for LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation with four component carriers in the downlink. The solution consists of the R&S CMWflexx setup, containing two R&S CMW500 and one R&S CMWC controller. Each R&S CMW500 generates two component carriers with 2x2 MIMO using the 256QAM modulation method. The entire R&S CMWflexx setup can achieve a high data throughput of up to 800 Mbps in the downlink.

Thanks to the R&S CMWC controller, the R&S CMWflexx is as easy to operate as an R&S CMW500. Users have a lot of flexibility, since both R&S CMW500 testers can also be used separately. A number of other test functions are also available, such as uplink carrier aggregation, FDD/TDD joint operation and LTE 4CC up to 8x2 MIMO.

Additionally, Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates RF tests on the R&S CMW500 with 64QAM modulation in the uplink. These modulation methods increase the data rate in the uplink for LTE. The test setup from Rohde & Schwarz reaches a data throughput of 75 Mbps on a single carrier or 150 Mbps in combination with LTE-Advanced uplink carrier aggregation.

These and other Rohde & Schwarz LTE/LTE-Advanced solutions can be seen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at booth C40, hall 6.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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