Radio communication testers are ready for Bluetooth 5
Timed for the Bluetooth Release 5, Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its CMW wideband radio communication testers to cover the new specification. The CMW software encompasses all RF tests needed for development and production, including the new test cases for Bluetooth SIG pre-certification.
The new specification permits transmission speeds of 1Mbit/s and 2Mbit/s and the new, optional stable modulation index has been integrated into the test software.
To test Bluetooth 5 chipsets and modules, software options which are activated on CMW testers via license keys, allow users to perform all RF measurements that are needed for development and for Bluetooth certification.
The CMW-KM721 software option is used to measure power, modulation and adjacent channel power on the transmitter. The CMW-KS721 software option, allows receiver measurements to be performed to determine the packet error rate and receiver sensitivity. These options permit manual operation with setting options and parameter adjustments.
The complementary CMWrun automation software is available for running RF tests in remote control mode, allowing CMW testers to perform all new test cases at high speed, says the company.
The instruments now cover all RF tests defined by Bluetooth SIG, from Bluetooth Basic Rate V1.2 all the way to Bluetooth 5 for manufacturers to develop, produce and pre-certify tasks. According to the company, the CMW testers are currently the only products on the market that deliver RF tests on Bluetooth and cellular radio signals such as LTE-A, WCDMA, GSM and CDMA2000, as well as non-cellular radio signals such as WLAN, ZigBee and GNSS, using a single instrument.
The CMW-KM721 and CMW-KS721 Bluetooth options are available now, customers who already own a CMW can activate the options using license keys.