Rohde & Schwarz provides test package for C-V2X protocol
Approval for Rohde & Schwarz’s cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) protocol conformance testing package, reassures customers that it fulfils the specification defined by the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The approval is based on tests executed using the CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and SMBV100A vector signal generator.
The GCF certifies the conformance of cellular handsets to ensure that handsets operate as specified with the wide range of base station hardware installed by network operators.
The organisation announced the inclusion of cellular (LTE) based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technologies within its certification program. This certification focuses specifically on LTE sidelink, an adaptation of core LTE standards (as defined in 3GPP Release 14) that allows communication between two or more nearby devices. It can be provided on any LTE band with the 5.9 GHz band allocated for intelligent transport system (ITS) services.
Rohde & Schwarz believes it is the first test and measurement equipment manufacturer to meet the GCF test platform approval criteria (TPAC) for C-V2V protocol conformance testing.
On the wireless communication side, the CMW500 wideband radio communication tester supports both LTE-A and WCDMA/HSPA+ technologies as well as performing LTE sidelink functionality testing on the communication link to the C-V2X module. It can be used in conjunction with the SMBV100A vector signal generator, which simulates the GNSS signals of global positioning services such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou. Implementation of the GCF-approved protocol tests are provided through the CMW-KK550 software package.
Rohde & Schwarz supports developers and engineers that are new to automotive C-V2X module testing and enables existing customers and test houses to leverage existing hardware to support C-V2X compliance testing through a simple software upgrade.
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