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UE categories from Release 5 to Release 15

Do you get lost in the world of UE categories? 3GPP specified the first UE categories in Release 5. They define the various key parameters a UE supports in order to achieve a certain data rate. UE category specifications have since evolved and are particularly important for LTE-Advanced Pro. 5G introduces a new way to… Read more »
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Massive MIMO: 8 Things to Consider

This e-book provides a concise overview of key aspects of massive MIMO technology and test with links to relevant content throughout this Learning Center site.
Articles:

The State of 5G

With high hopes and skepticism, we set out to survey the wireless ecosystem from manufacturers, operators, test houses, and labs, service and repair specialists, network maintenance and installation professionals, and more to get a thorough status report on 5G. What we discovered was that after years of hype around cutting-edge network technology, gigabit speeds, and… Read more »
Technical Documents:

Linearization and Efficient 5G Radio Front-Ends

Evolution of the Transmit Radio Front-End from 2G to 4G for mobile devices and infrastructure, with cost and energy efficiency driving demand, has resulted in the widespread adoption of envelope tracking and Doherty techniques for efficiency enhancement, augmented by digital predistortion. The step-change in 5G requirements, especially bandwidth, operating frequency and beamforming, presents an opportunity… Read more »
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Radio fundamentals for cellular networks

Cellular technologies have advanced from first generation (1G) analog technologies to advanced high performance fourth generation (4G) and fifth generation (5G) systems in just four decades. Despite the increase in complexity of wireless standards and devices, cellular technologies maintain a set of common principles that form the basis behind the design of cellular systems. In… Read more »
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Demonstrations from MWC-Americas 2018

View some of our featured demonstrations at MWC Americas: 5G NR Testing      5G Field Testing          Over-the-Air (OTA) Device Test            5G Manufacturing Test NB-IoT Device Test    IP Network Traffic Analysis
Technical Documents:

High-Resolution Directional Channel Measurements at 67 GHz and Advanced Analysis of Interactions Using Geometric Information

This paper presents results from a high-resolution channel measurement campaign at 67GHz in a street canyon in Tokyo, with focus on an extended evaluation method which incorporates map-based side information. Besides being beneficial for validating the results of the path estimation, the analysis allows the identification of main sources of interaction and the differentiation between… Read more »
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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

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… Read more »