The Global Certification Forum GCF and PTCRB certification organization have accepted first test case validations in various FR1 and LTE band combinations using the TS8980FTA-3A 5G RF conformance test system from Rohde & Schwarz. This validation process also ensures that the updated version of the R&S TS8980 has officially been accepted by GCF and PTCRB as suitable for the 5G RF requirements described in the 3GPP specifications.
The R&S CMX500 radio communication tester adds 5G NR signaling functionality to the R&S TS8980. The test solution now supports RF conformance test cases for all radio access technologies from GSM, WCDMA, LTE through 5G, and is an established tool for consistent RF tests from R&D to conformance testing. Users who already have a previous version of the well-established R&S TS8980 test system can upgrade to 5G RF testing by adding the new R&S CMX500 as an extension box.