R&S®CMX500

5G Radio Communication Tester

R&S®CMX500 Radio Communication Tester
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Key facts

  • 5G NR signaling test in FR1 and FR2 frequency bands
  • Modular and scalable HW-architecture
  • Support of stand-alone mode / non-stand-alone mode
  • Upgrade your existing LTE setup by R&S®CMX500 5G signaling support
  • Web-based user interface for RF-, functional-, application- and protocol test

The next generation of mobile radio testing

The R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester is the future-proof solution for 5G NR testing, featuring an intuitive and flexible web-based user interface, the R&S®CMsquares. Supporting manual interactive operation as well as automatically sequence-controlled test protocols makes the R&S®CMsquares an advantageous software solution, with unique modules for all signaling use cases. These range from R&D design stages up to end-to-end application testing, production and conformance tests. The introduction of a one-platform strategy for all 5G NR test equipment enables a unified test environment for signaling and non-signaling testing through all stages of 5G device production.

Features & benefits

RF Parametric testing (TX & RX)

Complete RF characterization of a device using the R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester

High-performance data transmission via the air interface is only possible with devices that have perfect transmit and receive characteristics. For the 5G FR1 and FR2 frequency ranges, this requires performing key RF transmitter measurements such as modulation, quality, transmit power and spectral parameters can, as well as receiver measurements such as block error rate (BLER). 3GPP specifies extensive test cases for transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) measurements in TS38.521 sections 6 and 7. These are included ready-made in the sequencer and can be run there. The R&S®CMX500, with its callbox functionality, offers intuitive solution for features such as

  • Flexible RF testing for development
  • 3GPP test cases for SA and NSA modes
  • 3GPP MIMO RX/TX measurements
  • Receiver performance measurements under fading conditions
  • Combined LTE – 5G carrier aggregation measurements
  • Easy transfer into production via identical SCPI commands for the R&S®CMX and the R&S®CMP200 radio communication tester

Data Throughput

Fast and easy application testing

For active measurements of the maximum achievable throughput in 5G, the iPerf tool generates traffic that allows you to monitor the data rate along the different layers. Additionally, the integrated FTP server enables upload and download throughput tests for the File Transfer Protocol. The achievable data rate of a mobile device is a basic but important feature and is determined by the capacity of the interfaces involved. The R&S®CMX500 features powerful IP analysis and protocol statistic measurement functions, enabling effective monitoring of the internet communication channels used by applications.

Protocol testing

Full signaling protocol test for R&D and conformance

The R&S®CMX500 brings you a full set of tools for signaling testing throughout the complete development lifecycle of mobile devices. It provides developers of wireless devices with radio access simulation functionalities and is therefore the perfect test instrument for signaling test solutions according to 3GPP standards.

Audio and video testing

Ensuring highest performance to achieve best user experience

The R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester also supports 5G audio and video testing applications. Featuring the unified R&S®CMsquares test software, the solution provides all necessary technologies to enable VoLTE and VoNR audio measurements in SA and NSA modes, as well as ViLTE and ViNR video measurements. With the integrated IMS Server (IP Multimedia Subsystem), it is possible to perform internal loopback as well as audio quality testing with an external audio analyzer in IP Forward mode.

5G end-to-end application testing

Simplify your test setup with a integrated solution for application testing

The highest layers of 5G architecture are the application and IP layers, which use internet protocol for functionality and essential KPIs. The verification of these layers is called the (e2e) application test. The R&S®CMX500 features application testing with features such as

  • High performance
  • Integrated Web, FTP, DNS and IMS servers
  • Ping latency and throughput measurement functions
  • Packet capture
  • IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity
  • Guaranteed repeatable and comparable test results

R&S®CM360° Field-to-Lab for 5G

Import mobile network configurations recorded in the field into the lab

R&S® CM360° Field-to-Lab for 5G, empowers its user to import mobile network configurations recorded in field trials or drive tests into the lab environment. This virtual drive testing solution effortlessly allows the user to analyze field logs, drill down on problem areas and recreate field environments in the lab, thereby minimizing the time and enhancing the ability to reproduce issues on R&S®CMX500.

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R&S®CMsquares – the powerful control center

R&S®CMsquares – the powerful control center

For all measurement tasks in R&S®CMX500 – a intuitive web-based user interface

The R&S®CMsquares is a unified test software solution with a browser-based user experience combining everything that is required for 5G NR testing. From test configuration, parameterization, measurements as well as test execution in a single environment, with a dashboard style and quick access to different types of applications, it can control all new 5G radio communication testers via a standardized GUI for a unified experience.

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

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

Discover the data testing solution for all applications, featuring support for IP v4 and v6

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.

Watch the video and see how you can simplify your test setup and enjoy best reproducibility and stability, wherever you need it.

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