MWC 2014: Rohde & Schwarz covers all LTE-A bands
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.
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.LTE, Rohde & Schwarz, UMTS, wireless communications networks