Rohde & Schwarz announces comprehensive test solutions for 5G NR Release 17 | VanillaMore

Munich, Germany. August 03, 2022 – Rohde & Schwarz implements a full suite of 5G NR Release 17 features in its powerful signal generation and analysis test solutions. The software options of the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and R&S FSW signal analyzers have been upgraded to meet the rigorous requirements of this latest 5G specification. The R&S FSVA3000 signal and spectrum analyzer and the R&S SMM100A vector signal generator also support 5G NR Release 17.

Delivering faster, more responsive experiences in mobile broadband communications, the New 5G Radio (NR) is the global standard for a unified, higher-performance 5G wireless air interface. It promises much faster mobile broadband experiences, extending mobile technology to connect and redefine new and emerging industries.

Some key features of Release 17 include Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) for Industrial IoT, Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB), and Radio Access Network Slicing for NR. Additionally, 3GPP extends frequency support to 71 GHz. This extension requires physical layer adaptation, including the addition of two new subcarrier spacings (480 kHz and 960 kHz), and support for wider signal bandwidths up to 2 GHz.

The requirements for high quality signal testing are incorporated in a new and improved dynamic front-end module for the R&S FSW spectrum and signal analyzer. This makes it the ideal solution for evaluating any high-end communication components or systems, including 5G NR FR2 or IEEE 802.11ay/ad chipsets, amplifiers, user equipment and base stations.

Additionally, a new 67 GHz frequency option for the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator allows up to 72 GHz in out-of-range mode. This ensures support for all planned higher frequency 5G bands, as well as the 60 GHz WiGig band and inter-satellite links. Key attributes of the generator include excellent modulation quality, flat frequency response, and four hardware levels of phase noise performance also apply to new frequency options.

The latest 5G options for the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S FSW signal analyzer are now available from Rohde & Schwarz. For more information on Rohde & Schwarz’s 5G NR test solutions, please visit Rohde & Schwarz.

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