Bluetest introduces RTS85HP test system for 5G R&D, next generation of RBS and RRU wireless testing

  • Flexible, comprehensive and cost-efficient OTA test and measurement solution for high-power 5G radio base stations (RBS) & remote radio units (RRU)
  • Benchmark solution for rapid wireless measurement - substantial business benefits

Gothenburg, Sweden, March 12th, 2019
Bluetest, market leader in reverberation test system technology for over-the-air (OTA) testing of wireless equipment and antennas, has introduced its next generation 5G OTA test and measurement chamber to the global market, the Bluetest RTS85HP.

Bluetest's latest addition to the line-up of reverberation test systems, the RTS85HP was developed to meet new, unique demands for 5G base station testing and a dramatically increased need for OTA solutions. The RTS85HP's technology and specifications target base station manufacturer R&D and production, as well as additional segments such as mobile operators. The new benchmark chamber has already been installed at a base station manufacturer production site, as well as a leading Asia Pacific mobile operator, for testing 5G base station equipment before roll-out in the field.

Bluetest's latest addition to the line-up of reverberation test systems, the RTS85HP was developed to meet new, unique demands for 5G base station testing and a dramatically increased need for OTA solutions. The RTS85HP's technology and specifications target base station manufacturer R&D and production, as well as additional segments such as mobile operators. The new benchmark chamber has already been installed at a base station manufacturer production site, as well as a leading Asia Pacific mobile operator, for testing 5G base station equipment before roll-out in the field.

Bluetest CTO, Robert Rehammar comments,

"Whether in base station R&D, production or at a cellular operator, the innovative RTS85HP reverberation chamber technology provides an easy-to-use 5G test environment to smoothly transfer RF power measurements from the conducted domain to the OTA domain, while still retaining competitive measurement times.

Rehammar continues,

Compared with other testing methods, Bluetest’s solution saves considerable time and cost as operators and manufacturers can test the properties of their 5G equipment in their own lab and check the performance against their specification, quickly and efficiently.

RTS85HP

The Bluetest RTS 85HP reverberation chamber used by leading base station manufacturer and mobile operator for its 5G base stations.

With a frequency range of 500MHz to 43GHz, the RTS85HP converses all currently discussed 5G bands on sub-6GHz as well as mmWave bands, and a roadmap including a frequency extension to 60GHz - to align with 3GPP spurious emission measurement requirements. The unique chamber is designed to handle RRU output power levels up to 200W, with communication interfaces as well as power supply interfaces in place to meet the requirements of base station testing.

Usability and installation aspects are incorporated by providing customers with a smart, user- friendly GUI including Flow Manager and Flow Analyser. The GUI delivers the possibility to interface with external software, supporting all the testing scenarios quickly, in real-time, and the ability to easily request and add customised features. The Bluetest RTS85HP employs a comparably compact size and a practical chamber height - making it viable in most, normal-sized indoor conditions.

About Bluetest

Bluetest AB is the market leader in reverberation test system technology for over-the-air (OTA) testing of wireless equipment and antennas. Bluetest’s technology has been adopted by the largest mobile phone manufacturers, network operators, antenna manufacturers and other providers of wireless solutions. For more information visit bluetest.se/about and follow us on LinkedIn.

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