Rohde & Schwarz recently unveiled an extensive package of new features for the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester launched in 2009. All the new features are aimed at delivering maximum flexibility for the mobile radio industry. The R&S CMW500 provides precisely what the customer needs, whether it is RF tests in signaling mode for CDMA2000® (1xRTT and 1xEV-DO), WiMAX™ and GSM, or measurements for implementing a smooth handover between LTE and WCDMA or LTE and CDMA2000®. In addition, Rohde & Schwarz has already successfully carried out initial RF and protocol tests for LTE TDD. Featuring a wide frequency range of up to 6 GHz, the R&S CMW500 offers maximum safety of investment. At the protocol layer, the R&S CMW500 can now perform 2x2 MIMO tests for HSPA+. In addition, the R&S CMW500 is capable of testing various procedures defined for EDGE Evolution, specifically those involving latency reduction and analysis of the downlink dual carrier (DLDC). In this case, two carriers are employed to boost transmission capacity. The R&S CMW500 is also a powerful multitechnology platform for initial measurements analyzing the handover of data links between LTE FDD and WCDMA or LTE FDD and CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO.