Wideband Radio Communication Tester

R&S®CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester
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Key facts

  • Multi-RAT signaling: LTE, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA2000, 1xRTT/EV-DO, WLAN, Bluetooth
  • LTE-Advanced: 8DL CC up to 4x4/8x2 MIMO fading, 2 UL CA
  • WLAN 11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax SISO and MIMO signaling test
  • Internal server for application testing

Brief description

The R&S®CMW500 wideband radio communication tester is the universal test platform for RF integration and protocol development. It is available as the R&S®CMW500 callbox and the R&S®CMW500 protocol tester. The R&S®CMW500 includes a fully integrated end-to-end data solution that permits comprehensive IP throughput and quality measurements. Thanks to the internal fading simulator, it is easy to perform tests under realistic propagation conditions. The R&S®CMW500 can be used in all phases – from product development to production to service. It is the solution with the widest range of supported technologies.

Features & benefits

Network emulation

RF Tests under realistic conditions

When developing wireless devices, it is essential to test the communications interface under realistic network conditions. The R&S®CMW emulates the base station for all major cellular technologies from LTE to GSM and in addition wireless connectivity like WLAN and Bluetooth.

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Wide variety of network emulations

5G development

5G NR sub 6 GHz network emulation

Fifth generation (5G) mobile communications will support mixed operation with LTE in so-called non-standalone (NSA) mode, which will be predominant worldwide in the first years. Together with R&S CMX500 radio communication tester the tried and tested R&S CMW500 provide support for 5G NSA test scenarios.

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5G NR signaling test with R&S CMX500

Wireless connectivity

Comprehensive network emulation

Bluetooth and WLAN are indispensable in the modern world of communications.Modern smartphones will transmit majority of their data based on these two technologies for an indefinite time.R&S CMW500 supports versatile tests for Bluetooth Classic and Low Energy, including all defined Bluetooth SIG RF signaling tests.In case of WLAN R&S CMW500 supports signaling tests starting from IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n up to 11ac and 11ax.

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Cellular technologies, Bluetooth and WLAN in one tester

All in one

One tester for all layers and all phases of product lifecycle

From RF to protocol to IP application – all layers are covered in a single instrument. The modular R&S®CMW platform covers all test requirements from development to certification and network optimization to production and service.

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Universal test platform for wireless devices

User experience testing

Test sequences by remote control

The R&S®CMW test platform can be used to perform, document and evaluate complex user experience tests under simulated, yet realistic conditions. An R&S®CMW tester combined with the R&S®CMWrun automation tool provides an enormous test bandwidth that is unmatched on the market.

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Test sequences by remote control

Standard-compliant test of automotive eCall systems

The R&S®CMW500 and R&S®SMBV100B are the ideal team to ensure a 100% reliably functioning eCall modules that rapidly sends an alert and enables stabile communications between rescue services and the vehicle involved in the collision.

Supported standards:

  • eCall – Europe
  • NGeCall – Europe
  • ERA Glonass – Russian Federation
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IP application testing and traffic analysis

Tests under fully controlled network conditions

Thanks to deep packet inspection (DPI), IP streams from the application software are reliably analyzed for conformity and security. IP traffic, OTT behavior and battery life can be optimized for applications and mobile devices. The R&S®CMW platform offers an efficient test environment for executing complex IP application tests for various technologies.

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IP traffic analysis and protocol statistics

C-V2X testing in a lab environment

Vehicle to everything (V2X) is a new generation of information and communication technologies that connect vehicles to everything and helps to improve safety on road and effectively manage traffic flow. Rohde & Schwarz base the integrated setup on the R&S®CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester and the R&S®SMBV100B GNSS simulator, to perform Data transmission-, data reception and performance tests with various fading profiles as well as GCF validated protocol conformance test cases.

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R&S®CMW500 and R&S®SMBV100B protocol test solution

Software tools


Bring real mobile network environments into lab

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Sequencer Software Tooll.Ready-to-use solution for configuring test sequences by remote control.

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Smart network emulation for all mobile device tests

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Standard-compliant test of automotive eCall systems and A-GNSS positioning

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5G NR Carrier Acceptance Tests

Conformance approval is one of the most important steps to bringing mobile devices to the market. With the introduction of 5G NR, the sheer number of test cases grows exponentially due the huge number of supported band combinations, deployment options and evolving standards. Major 5G operators ask for additional carrier acceptance tests to ensure cellular devices function properly on their networks. With an R&S®CMX500 based test system, Rohde & Schwarz supports carrier acceptance tests like PQA, NPT and LBS in 5G FR2. In all applications, the extremely compact R&S®ATS800R CATR chamber is used for the required over-the-air measurements. The video shows an carrier acceptance test case: Heat dissipation of a mobile device in relation to data throughput.


Verify device functional KPIs in lab using field data

Reduce time and cost by verifying important device KPIs in lab under realistic network conditions using R&S CM360o Field-to-Lab solution for 5G. Replicating field data in lab enriches the testing capability of R&S CMX500 allowing its users to deploy devices with confidence.


5G Device test - be prepared to test 10Gbps IP-Data-throughput

The R&S®CMX500 is designed to meet all 5G test requirements that may occur over the entire product lifecycle of a mobile communications device. Rohde & Schwarz continously implements all new standardization The next big evolution step in 5G is to over come the 10Gbps Data Throughput Barrier to enable devices which deliver reliable connectivity at highest speeds to support the most challenging services. The R&S®CMX500 is now ready to test NR Dual Connectivity FR1&FR2 with up to 10Gbps end to end IP data rate.


5G SA USIM/USAT Testing with COMPRION SIMfony CMX500

This video highlights the 5G NR USIM/USAT conformance test solution from Comprion and Rohde & Schwarz using a R&S®CMX500 5G NR mobile radio tester and Comprions UT3 USIM simulator platform. The solution covers 5G NR USIM device conformance testing according to GCF WI-508-NR and PTCRB RFT 508-1 as well as USAT requirements defined in GCF WI-509-NR. The joint conformance test solution is listed as test platform 227 (TP227) in GCF and PTCRB.


CAICT Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) conformance test system

Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a key technology which will improve road safety in the coming years. Rohde & Schwarz and Neusoft collaborate to provide a China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) Conformance Test system based on the R&S®)CMW500 / R&S®)SMBV100B testers.


Demonstration of C-V2X PC5 Test cases helping to improve road safety

Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a key technology which will improve road safety in the coming years. Rohde & Schwarz are introducing a demonstration of our C-V2X RF testing capabilities based on our R&S®CMW500 system against an Industry leading Device.


Optimize your end-to-end application testing with the R&S®CMX500

While other end-to-end testing setups consist of several external components, Rohde & Schwarz revolutionizes this setup with the R&S®CMX500. To create a consolidated solution, the entire data servers and tools were moved into the tester, offering a unique integrated solution for application testing. All tests and measurements can be carried out manually in the graphical user interface R&S®CMsquares, they can be built as test sequences in the integrated Sequencer tool or remotely controlled via XLAPI and SCPI interfaces.


Let’s talk IoT – eSIM reloaded – now with a preinstalled test profile

This video presents the new solution specified by GSMA together with the test community to solve the question how to test my device with integrated eSIM.


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