Microwave Journal

PCTEST Performs LTE Conformance Test Services Using Rohde & Schwarz Solutions

October 21, 2010

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, an accredited laboratory in Columbia, MD, is fully operational and testing LTE UEs utilizing the Rohde & Schwarz TS8980FTA. Scope of testing includes LTE RF, RRM and Protocol Conformance as well as operator test plans covering all aspects of LTE and LTE-CDMA InterRAT operation.

"Working with Rohde & Schwarz’s industry leading R&S TS8980FTA LTE test platform has given PCTEST an edge in the LTE test arena. We now provide full test coverage for all of the latest LTE 3GPP test specifications and LTE operator test plans. PCTEST has a very long history of providing testing services for regulatory and operator requirements, which now include LTE. Our experience combined with our latest LTE test capabilities enables PCTEST to offer one-stop certification and conformance testing. Our comprehensive testing and support services for LTE devices translate into improved time to market for our customers,” explained Andrea Zaworski, Laboratory Manager, PCTEST.

R&S TS8980 test platform utilizes the multi-technology (LTE, CDMA2000®, GERAN, UTRAN) R&S CMW500 network emulator. With the ability to support multiple technologies simultaneously in a single box, the R&S CMW500 can efficiently support critical features such as LTE – CDMA2000 InterRAT Handovers. Used for RF and Protocol Conformance, OTA Radiated Performance, Operator Test Plans, and Manufacturing Test and R&D, the R&S CMW500 plays many key roles at leading test houses around the world.

“Rohde & Schwarz has worked very hard over the past few years to become the market leader in LTE. We continue to expand on the capabilities of our R&S CMW500 and R&S TS8980 platforms. We already cover all major aspects of LTE testing: RF and Protocol; R&D and Conformance; InterRAT; etc. But we will never forget, and we fully understand, the only way to stay as the market leader is to provide our customers with the best support and service in the industry. Rohde & Schwarz has the ability and resources to be the best long-term solution for our customers, like PCTEST,” said Bryan Helmick, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz.