PCTEST acquires 5G test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, a part of the Element Materials Technology Group, has acquired 5G test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz for RF and RRM testing in the FR1 and FR2 frequency ranges.
RS TS8980 RF conformance test system
Rohde & Schwarz said this acquisition includes R&S TS8980 RF conformance test system and the R&S ATS1800C CATR based OTA test chamber.

This investment will be instrumental in supporting Element’s Connected Technologies sector, with PCTEST’s capabilities offering wireless testing and certification services to device manufacturers.

The R&S TS8980 provides the maximum test case coverage and GCF/PTRCB validation status for LTE RF and RRM 3GPP conformance and network operator supplemental tests, Rohde & Schwarz said.

The R&S CMX500 radio communication tester will enable this comprehensive test solution to test 5G NR devices in both standalone and non-standalone (NSA), TDD and FDD modes, says Bryan Helmick, product manager, Rohde & Schwarz.

“With our acquisition of the latest Rohde & Schwarz 5G FR1 and FR2 test equipment, we are well equipped to become the leader in 5G and LTE testing along with the partnership with Rohde & Schwarz,” Randy Ortanez, CEO of PCTEST.