New RF Drive Test System Provides Spectrum Capturing and Technology Analysis

Press Release Summary:

  • Incorporates a ThinkRF R5750 real-time spectrum analyzer with GNSS, CelPlan CellWireless software, laptop PC and a matched antenna with optional carrying case
  • Reduce the time and cost required for drive-by testing by capturing multiple bands and technologies in a single drive test
  • Collect and process a multiband spectrum from 9 kHz to 40 GHz at up to 500MHz real-time bandwidth

Original Press Release:

Saelig Introduces RF Drive Test Kit to Capture Multiple Wireless Bands in MobileWireless Testing

RF Drive Test combines ThinkRF Realtime Spectrum Analyzers with CellWireless software to provide a complete, multiband, and versatile mobile wireless testing solution. Users can capture multiple bands in a single drive test while also capturing technology measurements and spectrum measurements at the same time.

Fairport, NY: Saelig Company, Inc. announces the ThinkRF RF Drive Test System - a complete, multiband, and versatile mobile testing solution - a complete drive testing solution with one single piece of equipment, providing spectrum capturing, technology analysis, and I/Q storage. The RF Drive Test System Incorporates a ThinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS (plus optional D4000 RF Downconverter/Tuner for performance up to 40GHz), CelPlan® CellWireless™ software, a laptop PC, and a matched antenna, with an optional carrying case. CelPlan CellWireless Software captures and stores a multiband IQ spectrum, so processing and analysis can be done in real-time or recorded for later analysis. The software provides unprecedented detail, resolution, and visualization capabilities with support for various standards including 4G, 5G, LTE and Citizens Broadcast Radio Service (CBRS).

The RF Drive Test System delivers a complete mobile testing solution to drastically reduce the time and cost required for drive-by testing by capturing multiple bands and technologies in a single drive test. Unlike traditional RF drive test solutions and scanning receivers which are limited to a few specific bands, ThinkRF Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers collect and process a multiband spectrum from 9kHz to 40GHz at up to 500MHz real-time bandwidth. Users can simultaneously monitor and record the band of interest as well as the surrounding spectrum for accurate performance prediction, or playback and post-processing. The ThinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS includes embedded GPS data for time and location of measurements. The ability for analysis of geo-referenced digitized signal (I/Q) after the drive test is completed can greatly increase operational efficiency. With the one-time hardware investment of the 40GHz CellWireless system, no future hardware upgrades will be required to test different bands.

To assess coverage, calibrate propagation models, evaluate network performance, and identify and mitigate RF interference, operators have to conduct regular mobile drive tests. With traditional equipment, each test is only able to cover a single band or technology, such as GSM, LTE, 5G, etc. Operators must purchase new hardware or pay further software licensing fees to measure additional bands on future tests. These hardware limitations make drive tests expensive, time consuming, and inefficient. The complexity of the RF spectrum environment continues to increase as new standards, technologies, and bands are made available for commercial use. Telecommunication companies and mobile operators use multiple bands and technologies in their network, and a single operator may use a mix of 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, CBRS and 5G technologies spread across various frequencies. But the cost-effective and portable RF Drive Test System allows users to use one hardware and software solution for both spectrum analysis and wireless technology scanning. Multiband support allows the simultaneous monitoring of a band of interest and the surrounding spectrum. When equipped with directional antennas, users can detect and locate sources of disruptive RF interference, while recording and playback capabilities allow users to conduct in-depth analysis after the test is complete.

The ThinkRF RF Drive Test System combines products from ThinkRF and CelPlan to form a complete, multiband, and versatile mobile testing solution, which is available now from Saelig Company, Inc. their USA technical distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 888-7SAELIG, via email: info@saelig.com, or visit www.saelig.com.

About Saelig Company Inc.

Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing remarkable, unique test and measurement and control products and components for use in a wide variety of industries. Products lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer service, and fast delivery. For full details of available product lines, please visit www.saelig.com.

Contact Information:
Email: info@saelig.com
Phone / Fax: 585-385-1750 / 585-385-1768
Web: www.saelig.com

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