Bluetest AB is a spin-off company from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Professor Per-Simon Kildal from the antenna group at the university founded Bluetest AB based on his vision that antennas and devices could be characterized in a much faster and cost effective way. Since then, Bluetest has gradually introduced and verified the reverberation chamber as a method to accurately characterize wireless devices.
A vision about a compact OTA reverberation chamber for antenna measurements was born.
The company Bluetest AB was founded was based on Professor Per-Simon Kildal's vision.
Already in 2001, Bluetest's first reverberation chamber for antenna measurements was available on the market. At that time it was in an early stage of development and was replaced soon by the second generation, RC800, the year after.
Bluetest's Standard Chamber RC800, the 2nd generation, was developed during the first years and delivered to the first customer in 2002. The multipath environment made it ideal for customers to make fast passive antenna measurements.
Bluetest's 3rd generation reverberation chamber came to life. It was called HP700 and had an isolation of 100dB which gave the benefits of not only do antenna efficiency and radiated power (TRP), but now you could also do accurate sensitivity mesurements (TIS). Thanks to the HP700, sales started to take off. Chambers were delivered worldwide and customers like the world leading carriers and mobile phone manufacturers started to see the benefits of the compact test system.
The first LTE network was launched and MIMO is the big thing. Bluetest is the first company to have a solution to measure MIMO enabled devices OTA in the reverberation chamber.
The 4th generation reverberation chamber RTS60 is launched. This product became the best sold system in Bluetest's history. Thanks to the increasing sales, more engineers got the opportunity to join the company and continue to develop the RTS60. Customers enjoy improved measurement algorithms, expanding applications and more advanced hardware.
Bluetest's 5th generation reverberation chamber RTS65 is better than ever. After 15 years in the business much experience has been gained on the technology and what the customers want. The RTS65 gives engineers a brand new user experience, and an experience every engineer deserves.
Bluetest expands into base station and production testing through the acquisition of Gefle Testteknik (GTT).
OTA test solutions for 5G NR in both sub 6GHz and mmWave range are introduced. The test solution is based on the existing RTS family and enables simultaneous connection on LTE and 5G.