Welcome to the Mobile Wireless Learning Center! The site is divided into several sections: 5G, 4G/LTE and Mobile Network Testing.  Content is updated frequently, so please come back often to see what’s new. Thanks for visiting!

5G Technologies

Latest posts about 5G Technologies

Demystifying 5G – Repeatable and temperature-based 5G NR OTA testing

Demystifying 5G – Repeatable and temperature-based 5G NR OTA testing

Would you like to learn more about OTA measurement repeatability? And how to combine OTA and temperature measurements? The video discusses various solutions for over-the-air (OTA) testing for 5G NR devices and base stations based on test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz.

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Demystifying 5G – Creating far-field conditions at short distances for 5G over the air testing

Demystifying 5G – Creating far-field conditions at short distances for 5G over the air testing

Over-the-air (OTA) testing for 5G NR devices usually results in high measurement distances – particularly for mmWave frequencies and massive MIMO devices. The video discusses various solutions to significantly reduce the measurement distances in order to achieve a compact test setup for mobile device and base station OTA testing. Learn more about software- and hardware-based…

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Demystifying 5G – Over the air (OTA) testing for 5G NR in far-field and near-field

Demystifying 5G – Over the air (OTA) testing for 5G NR in far-field and near-field

This video answers common questions that arise with 5G over the air testing. Where does the far-field start? Is the Fraunhofer distance “the” far-field distance? Do I need to know the antenna location inside the device under test? How can I measure under far-field conditions at near-field distances and remarkably reduce the test setup size?

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4G/LTE Technologies

Latest posts about 4G/LTE Technologies

LTE Transmission Modes and Beamforming

LTE Transmission Modes and Beamforming

Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology is an integral part of 3GPP E-UTRA long term evolution (LTE). As part of MIMO, beamforming is also used in LTE. This white paper discusses the basics of beamforming and explains the eight MIMO transmission modes in LTE Release 9.

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How about 5G EVM measurements better than 40 dB at 28 GHz

How about 5G EVM measurements better than 40 dB at 28 GHz

The 28 GHz band is one of the 5G frequency candidates that gains a lot of attention in South Korea and the USA. Signal bandwidths of up to 500 MHz are under discussion. The R&S®SMW200A vector signal generator and R&S®FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz deliver the required performance for transmitter and…

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LTE Basics – Part 03

LTE Basics – Part 03

OFDMA time-frequency multi-plexing, LTE spectrum flexibility, LTE frame structure

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Mobile Network Technologies

Latest posts about Mobile Network Technologies

CPRI RE Testing

CPRI RE Testing

More and more mobile radio networks implement remote radio equipment (RE) that is connected to the base station main unit via a digital interface using standardized transmission protocols such as CPRI. This application note explains in detail the instrument setup and configuration needed to successfully test your remote radio head.

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Webinar: An Introduction to Tools and Techniques for Mobile Network Testing

Webinar: An Introduction to Tools and Techniques for Mobile Network Testing

This webinar provides a practical introduction into the tools and techniques most commonly used in mobile network testing. Topics include cable and antenna testing, RF measurements, signal demodulation, voice and data performance, spectrum clearing and interference hunting, as well as general troubleshooting methodologies. Real-world examples will be used.

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Webinar Series #1: The Practice of Interference Hunting – The Basics

Webinar Series #1: The Practice of Interference Hunting – The Basics

Radio interference affects our ability to communicate and is a big problem.  Learning how to identify interference, the sources and the solutions is getting a lot of attention in recent years. This webinar discusses radio interference and a basic understanding of why it is a problem, what to look for and adverse effects on radio…

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