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Rohde & Schwarz rethinks 5G testing at Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas, 2023

22 September 2023

Rohde & Schwarz will showcase their key 5G and 5G-Advanced testing solutions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26 through September 28. Companies testing 5G devices today are at an inflection point with regard to the maturity of the market. 5G technology is one of the fastest growing technologies today, and companies that were early adopters of 5G, or are now just coming into the 5G market, need test solutions that are purpose-built for the current standards, in addition to making good financial sense.

Attendees of MWC Las Vegas will experience the R&S CMX one-box tester (OBT) in person at the Rohde & Schwarz booth. Two key demonstrations that are being highlighted include Reduced Capability (RedCap) Testing and WiFi-7 Signaling Test. RedCap devices are having a significant impact on expanding the 5G NewSource: Rohde & SchwarzSource: Rohde & Schwarz Radio (NR) device ecosystem. The R&S CMX OBT is a purpose-built platform, with an ideal price/performance, that can meet 5G RedCap testing needs today, while providing a future-proof platform that can scale with users' 5G device testing needs.

The WiFi-7 Signaling Test using the R&S CMX OBT aims to achieve advancements in wireless technology. Wi-Fi 7's primary goal is to deliver data speeds of tens of gigabits per second with minimal latency to meet the demands of modern applications like ultra-high-definition video streaming and virtual reality. Testing these advanced features presents a challenge, requiring low-distortion transmit signals across a wide bandwidth and impeccable analysis bandwidth with minimal residual error vector magnitude. The R&S CMX OBT stands as an industry-first, offering both Wi-Fi 7 and 5G NR testing within a single, compact platform, exemplifying the convergence of cutting-edge wireless technologies.

To experience all the demos at the Rohde & Schwarz booth this year at MWC, visit the Rethink 5G Testing experts at booth #927. For live updates from the MWC visit the Rohde & Schwarz Wireless Communications LinkedIn page.

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