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EMITE and Rohde & Schwarz join forces to support OTA measurements on Wi-Fi 7 and 5G RedCap.

Signaling Tester Supports OTA Wi-Fi 7, 5G RedCap Measurements

July 10, 2024
EMITE and Rohde & Schwarz enhanced over-the-air measurement solutions by integrating the R&S CMX500 multi-technology, multichannel one-box signaling tester.

To address the expanding ecosystem of wireless functionality in the cloud and IoT, EMITE and Rohde & Schwarz are enhancing over-the-air (OTA) measurement solutions, leveraging the capabilities of the multi-technology R&S CMX500 multichannel one-box signaling tester. It supports LTE, FR1, and FR2 while in compliance with the IEEE 802.11be WLAN standard as well as 5G RedCap.

EMITE’s OTA chambers combined with the R&S CMX500 offers a range of device testing capabilities for devices operating up to 8 GHz as well as FR2 mmWave up to 50 GHz. Also in the mix are 5G RedCap and non-cellular technologies, including the latest Wi-Fi 7

Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on integrating test capabilities for NB-IoT NTN and NR NTN, which are already covered by the R&S CMW500 and R&S CMX500. IEEE 802.11be defines Wi-Fi 7 as the next generation of Wi-Fi for extremely high data throughput to support video-streaming, immersive virtual-reality, and augmented-reality applications. 

RedCap 5G technology, defined in 3GPP Release 17, is a reduced-functionality low-cost version of 5G. It's characterized by mid-range data throughput, low power consumption, low complexity, and the ability to support a large number of devices. 

According to David A. Sánchez-Hernández, CEO at EMITE, “EMITE is committed to quality and customer satisfaction. Therefore, we are excited to upgrade our testing chambers with the R&S CMX500, enabling our customers to extend capabilities to include the IEEE 802.11be standard and Red Cap devices. This partnership underscores our dedication to delivering superior testing solutions that meet the evolving demands of the telecommunications sector.”

Christoph Pointner, Senior Vice President of Mobile Radio Testers at Rohde & Schwarz, added, “We are happy to bring our collaboration with EMITE to the next level. EMITE’s customers can confidently deploy their devices for the latest technologies, knowing their products have been rigorously tested to meet the highest standards of reliability and efficiency, made possible through the integration of our tried-and-tested R&S CMX500 one-box signaling tester into the EMITE OTA chambers portfolio.”

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About the Author

Alix Paultre | Editor-at-Large, Microwaves & RF

Alix is Editor-at-Large for Microwaves & RF

An Army veteran, Alix Paultre was a signals intelligence soldier on the East/West German border in the early ‘80s, and eventually wound up helping launch and run a publication on consumer electronics for the U.S. military stationed in Europe. Alix first began in this industry in 1998 at Electronic Products magazine, and since then has worked for a variety of publications, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of Power Systems Design.

Alix currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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