Rohde & Schwarz Achieves LTE-A Cat6 Carrier Aggregation Full Stack Throughput
Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Qualcomm Technologies (San Diego, CA) a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated [NASDAQ: QCOM], have extensively tested the user plane throughput of the new Qualcomm® Gobi™ 9x35 chipset in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced. In the setup on display at Mobile World Congress, the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz simulates the LTE-Advanced network. As the only platform in the industry that combines RF and protocol tests with Cat6 IP throughput measurements, the tester supports full stack verification up to the application layer in a single box.
The R&S CMW500 is the perfect choice for test labs seeking maximum flexibility in measurement equipment. The wideband radio communication tester offers the performance necessary for advanced testing of the required 300 Mbps data rate up to the IP level for Cat6 in the downlink. Before now, scenarios for LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation were usually implemented with two 10 MHz component carriers and 150 Mbps total data rate in the downlink (category 4). Devices operating to Cat6 performance standards make it possible to double this data rate. Features include:
- Aggregation of 2 component carriers at 20 MHz ea. (including 2 x 2 or 4 x 2 MIMO) without band or bandwidth restrictions.
- A 300 Mbps data rate in downlink.