Antenna Beam Characterization of 5G Mobile Devices and Base Stations Using the R&S®NRPM Over-the-Air (OTA) Power Measurement Solution

Radio frequencies in bands around 28 GHz are being discussed as candidates for mobile communications of the fifth generation (5G). Beam steering will be a key feature in the context of 5G. It will be a major challenge to test the beam steering capabilities of base stations and user equipment in every phase from research…

Characterizing Active Phased Array Antennas

Designing and implementing an active phased array antenna requires precise characterization of individual components and the integrated performance of the array. To ensure an accurate test of the intended adaptive nature of the active phased array antenna, the embedded algorithms need to be tested as well. This application note aims to explain test procedures and…

Key Challenges with Massive MIMO

A key underlying technology for 5G, Massive MIMO systems are complex and combine technologies such as beam forming, spatial multiplexing and large antenna arrays. In this short video, technology marketing manager Reiner Stuhlfauth explains the technology and key challenges associated with these systems

Beam Forming for Pre-5G

Pre-5G will be focused on Fixed Wireless Access. Using an antenna array at the base station, multiple beams can be created to direct the power and direction of the signal to a user or group of users. In this short video, technology marketing manager Reiner Stuhlfauth explains these key technology aspects.