During the latest meeting of the Certification and Technical Working Groups (CWG/TWG) of the WiMAX Forum, Rohde & Schwarz was selected as one of the manufacturers for the development of radio conformance test testers (RCTT).

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. Specifically, Rohde & Schwarz’s selected RCTT is based on the IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX standard. Based on validated test cases, the R&S TS8970 Test System is a reference solution for the certification of WiMAX end products being built to the 802.16e-2005 specification.

It is based on the concept used in the R&S TS8950GW 2G/3G Radio Conformance Test System and is therefore also upgradeable with this new WiMAX functionality. The first generation already offers fully automatic measurements and complete software functionalities such as customized reporting, flexible data import/export and auto-calibration. The WiMAX radio conformance tester uses market established WiMAX OFDM/OFDMA measuring instruments and is modular.