ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Rohde & Schwarz and Elektrobit First to Test High-power User Equipment for Public Safety Networks on LTE Band 14

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

Rohde & Schwarz Canada, Inc.
750 Palladium Dr., Suite 102
Ottawa, ON, K2V1C7
USA



Press release date: February 20, 2014

In a joint effort, Rohde Schwarz and Elektrobit have successfully completed the very first tests for LTE-capable high-power user equipment (HPUE) intended for Band 14 public safety networks. In the US, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) plans to deploy, maintain and service a nationwide LTE-based network for first responders such as police, firefighters and emergency medical services.  
  
Munich — At Mobile World Congress, Rohde & Schwarz and Elektrobit will team up to present the world's first live demonstration of HPUE testing. With the recent firmware release, the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz now supports HPUE tests. The Elektrobit HPUE demonstrator is the first device able to transmit at the high output power of +31 dBm as intended for operation in Band 14. In this demonstration the R&S CMW500 emulates an LTE Band 14 network, in which the Elektrobit DUT registers. The R&S CWMrun sequencer software controls the entire setup to run all required transmitter and receiver tests, including the newly added higher output power test cases, to verify user equipment (UE) transmitter performance.   
  
Jani Lyrintzis, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, Elektrobit says, "High-power user equipment capability will be important especially during the early phases of FirstNet network rollouts when coverage is limited. Adding this capability quickly on top of EB's specialized device platform nicely demonstrates the platform's modularity and scalability, while increasing its attractiveness and use case and customer potential."   
  
With LTE becoming the global wireless communications standard for delivering mobile broadband data and high-definition voice, and soon also offering public safety features, governmental authorities in the United States have decided to adopt the LTE standard for critical communications. There, FirstNet is currently in charge of deploying, maintaining and servicing a dedicated LTE-based network for reliable communications for first and second responders. LTE Band 14 was made available for this undertaking. The public safety network will be based on a 2x10 MHz spectrum allocation.   
  
Traditionally, critical communications and commercial communications use different technologies and standards. Public safety features, such as group call and device-to-device communications, are usually not supported by commercial communications systems. However, 3GPP is working on Release 12, scheduled for the end of 2014, which will bring these important public safety enhancements to the LTE standard.   
  
3GPP Release 11 has added an important feature that allows LTE devices intended for Band 14 to transmit at a higher output power of +31 dBm. This helps to extend coverage since commercial LTE devices can only transmit at a maximum power of +23 dBm. When using high output power, it is important to prove that first responder devices do not interfere with any adjacent commercial LTE networks using frequencies around Band 14. Eight new RF conformance test cases have been added to the relevant technical specifications to test these interference scenarios. The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester already supports all these conformance tests according to 3GPP standard TS 36.521 Part 1.   
  
With their joint demonstration, Rohde & Schwarz and Elektrobit are paving the way to get LTE ready for public safety applications. The test setup at Mobile World Congress is located at the main Rohde & Schwarz booth, stand C40 in hall 6.  
  
Press contacts Rohde & Schwarz:  
Europe (headquarters): Christian Mokry, Phone: +49 89 4129 13052, Fax: +49 89 4129 13208, E-mail: press@rohde-schwarz.com   
North America: Pam Sanders, Phone: +1 410 910 7908, E-mail: pam.sanders@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com   
Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong, Phone: +65 6 307-0029, E-mail: WenShi.Tong@rohde-schwarz.com   
  
Press contact Elektrobit:  
US: Jani Lyrintzis, Vice President – Business Development and Sales, Phone: +1 425 686 3100, E-mail: jani.lyrintzis@elektrobit.com   
  
Contacts for readers:  
Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East: Phone: +49 89 4129 12345, E-mail: customersupport@rohde-schwarz.com   
Customer Support North America: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, E-mail: customer.support@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com   
Customer Support Latin America: Phone: +1 410 910 7988, E-mail: customersupport.la@rohde-schwarz.com   
Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, E-mail: customersupport.asia@rohde-schwarz.com   
Customer Support China: Phone: +86-800-810-8228 or +86-400-650-5896, E-mail: customersupport.china@rohde-schwarz.com   
  
Elektrobit (EB)  
EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales from continuing operations for the year 2012 totaled MEUR 185.4. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com
  
Rohde & Schwarz  
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.  

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Test and Measuring Instruments
 More New Product News from this company:
Signal and Spectrum Analyzer accelerates production tests.
Encoder and Multiplexer set up ISDB-T(B) transmission chain.
Scalable SAN System delivers data rates for formats up to 8K.
Presentation Player displays uncompressed video up to 4K.
Digital Oscilloscopes provide Ethernet interface verification.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Testing HD+ for the First Time with T&M Equipment from Rohde & Schwarz
NAB 2014: Rohde & Schwarz DVS and Sony Present XAVC/XDCAM End-to-End Workflow
NAB 2014: Studio Broadcast and Post Production News from SD to 4K with Rohde & Schwarz DVS
Rohde & Schwarz to Showcase 4K Solutions Across the Entire Video Transmission Path at NAB 2014
Rohde & Schwarz Achieves LTE-A Cat6 Carrier Aggregation Full Stack Throughput Using R&S CMW500 and Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 Chipset
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Wireless Communications Testers
Communications Testers
Join the forum discussion at:
Tools of the Trade


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address