Munich, April 3, 2009 — The new LTE option turns the R&S TSMW universal radio network analyzer into the only scanner that can perform parallel measurements in a frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz for up to six technologies: WCDMA, GSM, CDMA2000, 1xEVDO, WiMAX™ and LTE. Thanks to this advanced capability, Rohde & Schwarz is in the forefront of providing very early support for network operators engaged in setting up and optimizing 3GPP LTE networks.
When rolling out large-scale networks, network operators and base station manufacturers will find the scanner's high degree of automation highly useful: For example, 3GPP LTE synchronization channels do not have to be entered manually because signal scan and measurements run automatically. The R&S TSMW also features outstanding sensitivity (typ. -127 dBm) and measurement speed (up to 200 measurements/second).
The instrument's two integrated receivers give users the flexibility to combine the signals of different standards and measure them in parallel. Because its sensitivity is well below the noise level (noise figure 7 at 3.5 GHz), the instrument can also detect interfering signals from other base stations. Despite its wide frequency range, the R&S TSMW provides high intermodulation suppression. This is due to adaptive preselection that filters out all disturbing influences outside the desired frequency bands. Designed as a scalable multitechnology platform with a measurement bandwidth of up to 20 MHz, the universal radio network analyzer is well equipped to handle future network configurations.
The new R&S TSMW-K29 option from Rohde & Schwarz providing LTE functionality will be launched at the CTIA Conference in Las Vegas (April 1 to 3). It will be available as of June 2009.