EMITE and Rohde & Schwarz join forces to support OTA measurements on Wi-Fi 7 and 5G RedCap


EMITE and Rohde & Schwarz continue their collaboration to enhance EMITE’s Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement solutions by fully integrating the latest test capabilities of the R&S CMX500 multi-technology, multi-channel one-box signaling tester. The integration enables besides support of LTE, FR1 and FR2 also full compliance with the cutting-edge WLAN standard IEEE 802.11be as well as 5G RedCap.

EMITE’s state-of-the-art over-the-air chambers can now be combined with the latest sophisticated testing features of the R&S CMX500 one-box signaling tester from Rohde & Schwarz. The radio communication tester offers a wide range of device testing capabilities, supporting cellular technologies such as LTE, 5G NR FR1 frequency range up to 8 GHz and FR2 millimeter wave frequency range up to 50 GHz, including the latest 5G RedCap technology. It also supports non-cellular technologies, including the latest Wi-Fi 7, all in a single instrument. As a consequence of this collaboration, EMITE’s customers obtain a comprehensive environment for accurately assessing the performance of Wi-Fi 7 as well as 5G Red Cap devices.

EMITE’s enhanced OTA chambers are fully equipped to handle the rigorous testing requirements of current and future wireless technologies. The next step of the collaboration is looking at integrating test capabilities for NB-IoT NTN and NR NTN, which are already covered by the R&S CMW500 and R&S CMX500.

The IEEE 802.11be standard, Wi-Fi 7, is the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, designed for extremely high data throughput that far surpass its predecessor, the current IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6/6E). With tens of gigabits of data per second and low latency, it meets the growing demand for ultra-high-definition video streaming, as well as immersive virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

RedCap is a 5G technology defined in 3GPP Release 17. As a reduced-functionality version of 5G, it has significantly lower cost compared to 5G eMBB. It is characterized by mid-range data throughput, low power consumption, low complexity and the ability to support a large number of devices. This makes it particularly attractive for IoT applications.

David A. Sánchez-Hernández, CEO at EMITE, said: “EMITE is committed to quality and customer satisfaction. Therefore, we are excited to upgrade our testing chambers with the R&S CMX500 enabling our customers to extend capabilities to include the IEEE 802.11be standard and Red Cap devices. This partnership underscores our dedication to delivering superior testing solutions that meet the evolving demands of the telecommunications sector.”

Christoph Pointner, Senior Vice President of Mobile Radio Testers at Rohde & Schwarz, said: “We are happy to bring our collaboration with EMITE to the next level. EMITE’s customers can confidently deploy their devices for the latest technologies, knowing their products have been rigorously tested to meet the highest standards of reliability and efficiency, made possible through the integration of our tried-and-tested R&S CMX500 one-box signaling tester into the EMITE OTA chambers portfolio.”

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