5G NR network measurements

5G NR network measurements

5G NR network measurements

5G NR is the new radio access technology for the next generation mobile communication standard that is significantly different from LTE in the following characteristics:

  • New frequency bands below and above 6 GHz, promising globally available frequency ranges with the principle ones being: 3.4 to 4 GHz and 26 to 29 GHz.
  • Beamforming support for synchronization signals and broadcast channels
  • Wide flexibility of physical radio parameters such as channel bandwidth, subcarrier spacing and symbol duration

These characteristics have an impact on the signal propagation and consequently increase the need for accurate coverage measurements to enable and verify correct 5G NR network planning and the rollout of base stations.


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The Network Coverage Challenge

As for all new technologies, coverage is the most important question that has to be answered with confidence

This 5G NR coverage challenge impacts all phases of the lifecycle of 5G NR networks:

  • Before network rollout (pre-installation phase): 5G NR network measurements in a pre-commercial network trial are the only way to provide insights into the performance of the new technology and to overcome uncertainties before commercial launch.
  • At commercial network rollout (installation phase): 5G NR network measurements verify 5G NR network planning and site installation, for example to determine if the planned cluster and network coverage will be successful.
  • In network optimization phase: 5G NR network measurements can verify the handover areas between sites, cells and beams and at the same time limit the interference between cells to increase the provided capacity.
  • Trouble shooting: 5G NR network measurements help find root causes of potential problems in networks, e.g. coverage holes, high interference causing too low capacity, etc.
  • Benchmarking: 5G NR network measurements will also support benchmarking campaigns in the future in order to compare different operators’ 5G NR networks.

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Further information

App Brochure: Site testing and trouble-shooting in 5G mobile networks

One of the critical stages in 5G roll out is site testing of the gNodeB to verify the radio environment and conduct the end-to-end tests that are the ultimate check that services are delivered to end users. The new RAN architecture and more critical services demand a new approach for 5G compared with traditional techniques, including OTA connectivity and defining a new set of performance KPIs. This application brochure enables you to identify the various deployment scenarios and use an efficient test methodology using scanners, analyzers and smartphones, to overcome the challenges of verifying correct 5G site installation.

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White paper: 5G NR networks are here – let’s test!

Do you want to find out how to test a 5G NR network? This white paper guides you through the challenges and describes 5G NR technology basics like beamforming for synchronization signals and broadcast channel information.

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App Card: 5G NR – interference hunting in the uplink of TDD networks

The deployment of 5G NR brings new performance and applications but it also is the first global adoption of TDD networks where the downlink and the uplink use the same frequency; meaning that downlink signals can mask interference.Download this Application Card to discover how to identify and locate 5G NR interference that can significantly decrease performance and reliability.

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App Note: 5G NR network measurements with network scanners including data analytics

This application note describes the highlights of 5G NR network analysis in pre-commercial trials and early deployments and introduces the functionality of the R&S®TSMx6 mobile network scanner family together with R&S®ROMES4 and R&S®SmartAnalytics software.

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App Card: Fast 5G waveform verification in the field

5G, the next generation wireless standard, promises to deliver an enhanced end-user experience by offering new applications and services through extremely high speeds and significantly improved latency. To verify fundamental 5G NR downlink parameters such as occupied bandwidth and SSB channel bandwidth, a handheld spectrum analyzer can be used and this application card describes the process for doing so.

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App Card: Automated spectrum clearance in LTE and 5G mobile networks

Interference that can degrade capacity and quality of service is becoming ever more troublesome as operators roll out 5G NR using new bands that previously contained other services. This is particularly important for the rollout of 5G NR because of its demanding use cases and high spectral density. This Application Card describes the challenges of spectral clearance and details the process of automatic detection of interference signals using a network scanner and drive test software.

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Be ahead in 5G. Demystifying 5G NR poster

Be ahead in 5G with test and measurement solutions from Rohde & Schwarz. Use our form below to register and receive your free "Demystifying 5G NR Poster" by post.

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5G wireless communications

In addition to 5G NR network testing, Rohde & Schwarz offers 5G NR test solutions for the R&D and production phases of chipsets, devices and network infrastructures. For more information, visit the main Rohde & Schwarz 5G web page.

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5G broadcast

5G Broadcast is an exciting application of 5G technology that offers operators huge capacity and coverage advantages; translating into better QoE for mobile subscribers and providing consumers with near-instantaneous delivery of content wherever they are. For more information, visit the Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media 5G broadcast web page.

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5G NR network measurement solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

Beam-specific 5G NR coverage measurements

This 5G NR test solution is based on the field-proven R&S®ROMES drive test software for measuring network quality with scanners and test smartphones and covers all cellular technologies.

  • In combination with the scanners R&S®TSME6 and R&S®TSMA6, R&S®ROMES offers the first 5G NR network measurement solution that measures true 5G NR network coverage.
  • The solution also verifies the impact of beamforming for synch signals and broadcast channels.
  • R&S®ROMES drive test software is designed to connect 5G NR USB dongles or other pre-commercial devices to monitor the 5G NR device / network interaction and execute UL tests. It is a universal network optimization tool for collecting and analyzing 5G NR data.

This Rohde & Schwarz 5G NR network measurement solutions has been shortlisted for the Global Telecoms Award 2018 in the 5G category called “Advancing the road to 5G”.

For more detailed information, see our press release on the world’s first 5G NR network measurement solution.

 5G over-the-air measurements with the R&S Spectrum Rider FPH handheld microwave spectrum analyzer

5G over-the-air measurements with the R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH handheld microwave spectrum analyzer

The R&S®Spectrum Rider FPH handheld spectrum analyzer’s frequency coverage up to 31 GHz combined with features such as 6 hour battery life, low weight (2.5 kg), backlit keypad, fast boot time, non-reflective display and ruggedized housing make it optimized for field spectral measurements of 5G signals. The R&S®FPH combined with an appropriate antenna can make over-the-air 5G measurements including occupied bandwidth, spectral emission mask and channel power, thus making it capable of verifying 5G transmissions. With frequency coverage to 31 GHz, the R&S®FPH’s can also be used for spectrum clearance and interference hunting in new 5G bands.

Blog posts

5G NR network rollout is now – let’s test!

The 5G NR standard (3GPP Release 15) contains a high degree of flexibility in radio parameters which complicates network measurements. However, Rohde & Schwarz has already conducted measurements in pre-commercial 5G NR trial networks with our commercially available 5G NR network measurement solution. We gained interesting insights into the new technology’s performance, capabilities and frequency bands.

This is part four of our 5G blog post series.

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5G: First independent 5G test network benchmark study

Signals Research Group relies on the prototype measurement system designed by Rohde & Schwarz to meet the aggressive timeline of early 5G adopters. In a Verizon Wireless 28 GHz trial network R&S®TSMA autonomous drive test scanners were used to collect downlink performance metrics for the beam reference signals (BRS), including RSRP, CINR, RSRQ, PCI, etc.

This is part three of our 5G blog post series.

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5G: Initial 5GTF coverage measurements

The US operator Verizon Wireless targets fixed wireless access (FWA) in the 28 GHz frequency band. Together with partners, they created a pre-5G specification called 5G Technical Forum (5GTF). For the required signal quality and 5G coverage measurements, Verizon Wireless relied on our prototype measurement backpack solution.

This is part two of our 5G blog post series.

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5G: The role of mobile network testing on the path to 5G

Long before commercial 5G services are even available, a myriad of articles, reports, presentations and speeches have been made public – creating a big buzz and high expectations surrounding the new standard. What’s the role of mobile network testing on the path to 5G? How can scanner measurements help operators pave the way to the next generation of mobile networks?

This is part one of our 5G blog post series.

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Webinar: Ensure successful 5G site testing and acceptance

This on-demand webinar uses a real case study from the first pervasive 5G network in Europe to examine the importance of site acceptance testing. Learn about essential KPIs, test techniques using state of the art tools and real 5G field measurement results.

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Interview: Quality of Experience in 5G?

Interview: Quality of Experience in 5G?

Rohde & Schwarz MNT already hold a reference position in the market for measuring QoE of mobile networks. The emergence of 5G brings new use cases and services. Hanspeter Bobst (Vice President R&S MNT) discusses in an interview with The Mobile Network on MWC2019 how QoE in 5G will be different and that test approaches have to be adapted.

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Webinar: Prepare your spectrum for 5G deployment

The roll out of 5G NR will initiate a worldwide deployment in an unknown radio environment where unwanted transmitters can degrade end user QoE and in some cases cause outages of critical services. Prior to deployment, operators need to ensure the radio environment is free from interference by conducting spectral clearance and interference hunting. This webinar defines the particular challenges of 5G NR, highlights a robust approach to prepare the spectrum and shares real field data at 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz.

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Webinar: 5G NR network deployment is now - let’s test!

This webinar considers how to ensure efficient and predictable 5G NR rollout, identifies the technical fundamentals and defines a test approach to deliver the required network performance. Real 5G NR network measurement results of coverage and operation of beamforming from a pre-commercial field trial are shared.

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Mobile network testing worlds first 5G NR network measurement solution

World’s first 5G NR network measurement solution

This video shows the recently launched 5G NR network measurement solution that consists of a network scanner and the ROMES software for real-time analysis and network optimization.

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Mobile network testing 5G NR measurements ssb beamforming video

How does SSB beamforming work in field?

This video discusses how beamforming for synchronization signals and broadcast channels works in 5G NR. It contains a replay of real field data collected in a pre-commercial 5G NR network trial.

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Videos – demystifying 5G

Demystifying 5G – 5G NR signal generation in the new 47 GHz frequency band

Watch this video to explore its underlying performance while measuring error vector magnitude (EVM) of a 100 MHz wide 5G NR signal at 47.2 GHz.


Demystifying 5G – RF sampling ADCs: how to verify modulation performance?

The video demonstrates how to verify the modulation performance of a high speed ADC on the digital side.


Demystifying 5G – 5G NR coexistence with LTE – testing dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), part 1

The video demonstrates the configuration of an LTE signal including MBSFN subframes based on the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator.


Demystifying 5G – 5G NR coexistence with LTE based on dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS)

The video explores the technological fundamentals that enables DSS between 5G NR and LTE.


Demystifying 5G – 5G NR coexistence with LTE – testing dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), part 2

The video shows how to configure and measure dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) based on 5G NR signal components using MBSFN subframes of an LTE signal.


Demystifying 5G - 5G NR throughput testing, dynamic scheduling and power control

Data throughput and dynamic scheduling are important parameters for 5G devices and require thorough testing during design phase. The video demonstrates how easy it is to setup and carry out these measurements with the unified user experience R&S®CMsquares.


Demystifying 5G – Parallel 5G NR RF measurements and E2E testing

The new unified user interface R&S®CMsquares controls the R&S®CMX500 radio communication test platform and enables an easy setup and measurement of RF parametric tests and end-to-end tests, such as ping measurements, in parallel.


Demystifying 5G – Unified user experience with the R&S®CMsquares

CMsquares, a unified user experience concept, simplifies 5G NR device testing. It controls the R&S®CMX500 and allows to combine various measurement tasks.


Demystifying 5G – 5G NR device testing made simple with the R&S®CMX500

In this video we explore the test setup required to test 5G NR devices in non-standalone (NSA) mode using the R&S®CMX500 mobile radio tester from Rohde & Schwarz.


Demystifying 5G – How a 5G UE accesses the 5G network

The video explains the 5G-LTE dual connectivity, how a 5G phone accesses the 5G network and shows the measurement software to follow the process.


Demystifying 5G – How fast is 5G in commercial networks?

The video shows data throughput measurements of a 5G router (connected to ROMES) and a 5G phone (with QualiPoc Android) in mmwave 5G networks with 4 times 100MHz bandwidth.


Demystifying 5G - What are the challenges?

Get an overview of the topics that we will cover during the seminar.


Demystifying 5G – Calibrating OTA test systems using gain transfer method

The video demonstrates the gain transfer method in order to carry out repeatable and reliable over-the-air (OTA) measurements.


Demystifying 5G – How to generate and analyze 5G NR TDD signals?

The video demonstrates how to generate the uplink portion of a 5G NR TDD signal.


Demystifying 5G – 5G NR PTRS and how to emulate phase noise

The video explains the concept of PTRS and how they are used to compensate for the typical phase error (CPE) - caused by the impact of phase noise at higher frequencies (mmWave, FR2).


Demystifying 5G – Antenna array calibration methods for OTA testing

The video explains the theoretical background of antenna array calibration and discusses various methodologies including direct and indirect measurements.


Demystifying 5G – How are slot formats defined in 5G NR?

Slot formats are a fundamentally new concept in 5G NR.


Demystifying 5G – System calibration basics for over-the-air (OTA) testing

The video provides high-level insights and theoretical background on system calibration.


Demystifying 5G – Antenna array calibration using the R&S®SMW200A and R&S®FSW

The video demonstrates a direct measurement method for antenna array calibration to correct for relative amplitude and phase offsets.


Demystifying 5G – 5G NR test model (TM) support for FR1 and FR2

The example in the video shows the test model required to perform signal quality measurements such as error vector magnitude (EVM)


Demystifying 5G – Backpack for simultaneous 5G NR and LTE coverage measurements

The video introduces a compact backpack that is ideal to perform simultaneous network measurements of 5G NR in mmWave and sub 6 GHz frequencies.


Demystifying 5G – Concept of SSB beamforming in mmWave frequencies

The video explains the concept of synchronization signal blocks (SSB), how SSB beamforming works in sub 6 GHz and mmWave frequencies and how many different beams can be realized by the network infrastructure.


Demystifying 5G – Simultaneous coverage measurements on LTE and 5G NR at 28 GHz

The video demonstrates the simultaneous measurement of 5G NR signals in the mmWave frequency range at 28 GHz and LTE in sub 6 GHz using a single network scanner in a 5G backpack for coverage and beamforming tests.


Demystifying 5G – Frequency settings in 5G NR

The video provides insights into the channel raster and synchronization raster in 5G NR in order to explain how to perform coverage measurements for 5G non-standalone and standalone mode.


Demystifying 5G – Automatic channel detection (ACD) measurement for 5G NR

The video demonstrates how the automatic channel detection (ACD) option eases 5G coverage measurements even in the mmWave frequency range.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Demystifying 5G – waveform candidates

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


Demystifying 5G – PAPR: Generating a scrambled payload sequence

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


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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?


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.


c – 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.


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.


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.


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.


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)?


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.


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

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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