Rohde & Schwarz OTA 5G tester certified by CTIA

Test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz’s latest over-the-air (OTA) test system has become the first to be approved by CTIA for testing 5G A-GNSS antenna performance.

Rohde & Schwarz OTA 5G tester will ensure the reliability of emergency calls over 5G. Picture: Pixabay

Rohde & Schwarz said the new system can be used to measures the performance of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver in a wireless device, critical for verifying Assisted-GNSS emergency calls over 5G.

Rohde & Schwarz said the approval of its R&S TS8991 OTA test system by CTIA – an industry body that provides certification for the mobile wireless industry – was “a significant milestone.”

The R&S TS8991 test system is a turnkey solution for meeting CTIA Certification OTA test requirements for 2G/3G A-GPS, 4G LTE A-GNSS and now also 5G A-GNSS, the company said. This test system consists of the R&S CMX500 5G one-box signaling tester, the R&S SMBV100B satellite simulator and an anechoic wireless performance test chamber (WPTC).

The R&S TS8991 over-the-air (OTA) test system. Picture: Rohde & Schwarz 

In a statement Rohde & Schwarz said that the system “features a high degree of system integration and is easily upgradeable. Every component is controlled using the R&S CONTEST software, allowing for fully automated OTA measurements in compliance with CTIA Certification Test Plans.”

Christoph Pointner, senior vice president of radio mobile testers and test systems at Rohde & Schwarz, said: “We are committed to providing customers with reliable, high-performance OTA test systems that meet a wide range of different testing needs. This is why we are thrilled that the R&S TS8991 is the first 5G FR1 A GNSS OTA test solution approved by CTIA Certification.”