Mobile World Congress 2019
There’s a problem with mobile testing when you can’t drive your car through the field you want to measure – think buildings, stadiums and hospitals. Rohde & Schwarz has put it all in a backpack weighing 20 pounds or less (if you remove some batteries) and has introduced it to a 5G-hungry market.
According to their engineers, with LTE playing a strong role in 5G, simultaneous measurements of LTE and 5G mmWave are necessary to achieve full insight into coverage and quality end-user experience.
The 5G Backpack system is their ideal solution for taking 5G network coverage measurements. As a fully customizable system, it utilizes a network scanner based measurement solution for optimized sensitivity and portability. With network optimization software ROMES integrated into the TSMA6 network scanner, it is a fully autonomous solution that can operate in mmWave, sub 6 GHz or both bands simultaneously.
With the addition of a down-converter in the 5G Backpack system, the TSMA6 scanner operates at mmWave frequencies. Additionally, with the broadband 24-40 GHz omni-directional antenna, coverage measurements are captured while walking around.
The TSMA6 network scanner and ROMES software work together to detect and demodulate nearby base stations and their specific beams. With these mapping and coverage tools, engineers can identify the top serving cell and beam at each location in a deployment area.
Simultaneous 5G mmWave and sub 6 GHz LTE Measurements. With two scanners included in the 5G Backpack system, it is equipped to analyze both mmWave 5G deployments and sub 6 GHz deployments of 5G, LTE, 3G and more simultaneously.
Check it out at MWC19 LA – Hall South Stand 2024.
October 24, 2019