MWC 2014: Rohde & Schwarz covers all LTE-A bands

Rohde and Schwarz TSME Ultracompact Drive Test Scanner

Rohde and Schwarz TSME Ultracompact Drive Test Scanner

At Mobile World Congress 2014, Rohde & Schwarz has shown its smallest drive test scanner in a unit measuring 151 mm x 47 mm x 93 mm and weighing just 650g.

Drive tests are used for the planning, setup and optimisation of wireless communications networks to handle high levels of data traffic.

With a 350MHz to 4.4GHz measurement bandwidth, the R&S TSME covers all bands specified for wireless communications technologies, and can simultaneously measure any combination of technologies in each band.

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Typical combinations include UMTS and GSM in the 900MHz band, LTE and GSM in the 1800MHz band, UMTS in the 2100MHz band and LTE in the 2600MHz band.

According to R&S, LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation measurements can now be performed with a single instrument thanks to the scanner’s wide measurement bandwidth.

The scalable system helps in the roll out LTE networks with MIMO technology. Two or four R&S TSME scanners can be combined for special, MIMO 2×2 or MIMO 4×4 multichannel measurements.

See also: Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Tags: LTE, Rohde & Schwarz, UMTS, wireless communications networks

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