Demystifying 5G video series

Follow the Rohde & Schwarz "Demystifying 5G" video series to gain insights into the latest 5G specifications described in 3GPP Releases 15 and 16, main 5G topics discussed in the industry and how to solve upcoming test challenges.

  • Demystifying 5G - Over the air (OTA) testing for 5G NR in far-field and near-field
    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.

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  • Demystifying 5G – Creating far-field conditions at short distances for 5G over the air testing
    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.

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  • Demystifying 5G – Repeatable and temperature-based 5G NR OTA testing
    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.

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  • Demystifying 5G - Testing a 5G IF transceiver

    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.

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    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.

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  • Minimizing the impact of accessories when testing 5G RF components
    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

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  • Testing the true performance of ADCs
    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.

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  • Wideband noise and its impact on testing the true performance of ADCs
    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.

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  • Full test support of Verizon Wireless 5GTF specification
    Full test support of Verizon Wireless 5GTF specification

    This video provides an overview on 5GTF test solutions based on the R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz.

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  • What causes the high PAPR in the V5GTF signal?
    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.

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  • V5GTF crest factor reduction (CFR) - a simple way out?
    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.

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  • How about clipping a V5GTF signal?
    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)?

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  • How mobile is 5G at mmWave frequencies?
    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.

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  • Enable mobility in 5G systems
    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.

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  • US is leading the race for 5G frequency candidates
    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.

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  • 5G specification published by Verizon Wireless
    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.

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    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.

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  • 28 GHz PA characterization with Verizon Wireless 5G waveform
    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.

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  • Signal analysis of Verizon Wireless 5G waveforms
    Signal analysis of Verizon Wireless 5G waveforms

    The analysis of a 5G signal following the Verizon Wireless 5G specification is demonstrated in this video.

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  • 3GPP RAN1 status for 5G New Radio (NR)
    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.

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    5G New Radio (NR) waveform generation

    In this example the 5G waveform uses one of the physical layer parameterization currently discussed in 3GPP RAN1.

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  • 5G New Radio (NR) waveform analysis
    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.

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  • PAPR: Difference for 5G PHY layer concepts vs. LTE
    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.

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    PAPR: Generating a scrambled payload sequence

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

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  • PAPR: Scrambled payload sequences for 5G waveform candidates
    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.

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    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.

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  • External harmonic mixer vs. spectrum analyzer
    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.

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  • Full power frequency sweep for 5G PA characterization
    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.

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  • Where 5G waveform candidates lose their advantage
    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.

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  • 2 GHz modulation bandwidth for 5G signal generation
    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.

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  • How about 5G EVM measurements better than 40 dB at 28 GHz?
    How about 5G EVM measurements better than 40 dB at 28 GHz?

    The R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator and R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz deliver the required performance for transmitter and receiver design and enable design engineers to measure signal quality such as error vector magnitude (EVM) of -40 dB or even better for wideband signals at cm-wave frequencies.

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  • UFMC signal generation
    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.

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  • UFMC signal demodulation
    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.

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  • Requirements and timeline
    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?

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  • Limitations of LTE
    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?

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  • Waveform candidates
    Waveform candidates

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

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  • Frequency candidates
    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.

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  • Signal generation and analysis of cm- and mm-wave frequencies
    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.

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