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5G NR testing - are you ready for the 5G challenges?

The next major step in mobile communications beyond LTE (4G) sets challenging requirements.

5G will change the way we communicate. The next generation of mobile networks, 5G, introduces a paradigm shift towards a user and application centric technology framework, with the goal of flexibly supporting three important use case families:

  • Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)
  • Massive machine type communications (mMTC)
  • Ultra-reliable, low latency communications (URLLC)

Your 5G NR test and measurement challenges – from components and chipsets to assembled user devices and base stations – are our motivation to provide innovative solutions for your success. Bring your products to market more quickly and reliably with the Rohde & Schwarz 5G test solutions. As a world market and technology leader in all areas of RF and microwave test and measurement equipment, we support the entire mobile technology lifecycle for performing measurements in the lab, in production and in the field.

5G test solutions

eMBB test solutions

Much higher bandwidth allocations in the mmWave range, massive MIMO and over-the-air testing.

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mMTC test solutions

Ensuring proper functionality, long battery lifetimes and security of your IoT device.

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URLLC test solutions

Developing tailor-made communications interfaces with improved latency, reliability and security.

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Latest in 5G at Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz digital conference on wireless communication

Digital conference on wireless communication

The ongoing evolution of 5G - driven by Test & Measurement

How is 5G evolving and what part does test and measurement play in this process? Discuss these questions and learn more on the technical background of the technology, its coexistence with current LTE networks and what the future might look like.

Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 09:00 to 17:00 CEST

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Born to enable 5G

Born to enable 5G

The next generation of 5G NR test solutions

Testing 5G NR products requires innovative test and measurement approaches. Discover the new 5G testers from Rohde & Schwarz, perfected for 5G measurements in development, QM acceptance testing and production.

Infographic: 5G is born

Infographic: 5G is born

From the introduction of the 5G standard to the development of compatible test setups – we take you on the journey of 5G testing.

5G digital book & video series

Is 5G a revolution?

Register now for our new 5G New Radio digital book to get a comprehensive answer to this question. Gain insights into the fundamentals, procedures and testing aspects of 5G NR.


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5G is now - video series

In our video series, the authors of the 5G NR book take a closer look at all aspects of the technology, discuss challenges and solutions and demonstrate test and measurement examples.

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Our experts

Reiner Stuhlfauth
Reiner Stuhlfauth, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

The underlying technologies and technical solutions of 5G New Radio are complex. To ensure interoperability and reliable functioning, all aspects must be thoroughly tested long before 5G makes its way from the lab to the field. This includes testing individual components such as antennas, complete base stations, end devices and also the quality of services in a mobile communications network.

Meik Kottkamp
Meik Kottkamp, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

At Rohde & Schwarz, we have enabled our customers to develop and optimize their products all the way from 2G, the first digital generation, to today's commercialized 4G networks. We support them during the ongoing transition to 5G with our extensive RF knowledge in the mmWave spectrum and industry-leading expertise in over-the-air antenna performance and radiocommunications testing. We are looking forward to turning 5G NR into reality with our customers.

Günter Pfeifer
Günter Pfeifer, Product Management, Rohde & Schwarz

5G will change our lives and the way we communicate. New services and applications that we can only currently dream of will become possible. The underlying technologies and technical solutions are challenging and require thorough testing. Rohde & Schwarz is a one-stop shop for 5G NR testing – from signal generation and signal analysis to over-the-air testing for measurements in the lab, in production and in the field..

Andreas Roessler
Andreas Roessler, Technology Manager NA, Rohde & Schwarz

With 5G, the traditional hunt for higher data rates is facing new verticals that call for ultra-reliable communications with the lowest possible latencies. At Rohde & Schwarz, we help our customers understand the fundamentals of this new technology and the challenges it brings for testing. Our goal is to continue to be a valuable partner for our customers by providing expertise and solutions that meet specific test requirements.

Customer voices on our 5G NR test solutions

Aircom International expands 5G NR & LTE device testing capabilities with Rohde & Schwarz

Teoco Aircom

Aircom International, Inc., an accredited testing laboratory for wireless device testing expands its test services with the Rohde & Schwarz CMX500 and CMW500 radio communication testers for 5G and LTE testing

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PCTEST Selects R&S®CMX500 for 5G and LTE testing


The leading test laboratory PCTEST expands its capabilities with our radio communication tester R&S®CMX500 for 5G and LTE testing.

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Get your free poster

Get your free "Over-the-air (OTA) testing fundamentals" poster

Curious about how to reduce the chamber size for your OTA testing? Register and get your free over-the-air (OTA) testing fundamentals poster.

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Get your free “Demystifying 5G NR” poster

Are you interested in having an overview of the latest 5G NR specification in line with 3GPP Release 15? Sign up and get your free poster by mail.

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Get your free "Wireless communications standards" poster

Get insights into the latest cellular, wireless connectivty, IoT and GNSS specifications, including 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi. Sign up and get your free poster by mail.

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Get your free "3GPP categories and data rates" poster

Get a concise overview of all UE categories from Release 5 to Release 15. Register and get your free poster now.

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Educational resources

Free 5G webinars

Latest 5G NR specifications, upcoming test challenges and leading test solutions.

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Video series “Demystifying 5G”

Everything about 5G and innovative test solutions to tackle your 5G challenges.

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R&S at MWC 2019 Barcelona

Mobile device and mobile network testing solutions focusing on 5G NR, IoT, WLAN and connected cars

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White papers and application notes

Details on the 5G specification, related test challenges and practical solutions.

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