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5G NR Measurements | 5G NR Spectrum Analyzer manufacturers

This page describes 5G NR measurements performed using Spectrum Analyzer. It mentions list of 5G NR Spectrum Analyzer manufacturers or vendors.

Introduction: 5G NR refers to Fifth Generation New Radio standard. The 5G NR specifications are defined in 38 series release 16 and beyond by 3GPP group. The frequency bands are mainly categorized into below 6 GHz and above 6 GHz in mmwave region. The spectrum can be licensed, Shared or unlicensed bands. In phase-1, 5G NR operates in non-standalone mode (NSA) where as in phase-2, 5G NR operates in standalone (SA) mode. In NSA mode, control operations are taken care by 4G LTE eNB where as data transfer takes place in 5G mode. In SA mode, both control and data exchange is taken care by 5G network alone.

5G NR Measurements

There are two main components in a 5G NR (New Radio) network viz. UE (User Equipment) and BS (Base Station). 5G measurements cover both transmitter and receiver measurements. Spectrum analyzer is used for measurement of transmitter part where as signal generator is used for measurement of receiver part of UE/BS.

Various transmitter and receiver measurements are performed on UE and BS in order to certify them as per conformance documents or specifications. In addition, other measurements include inter-operability tests, stability related measurements, inter-RAT measurements, drive test measurements, near field/far field measurements and so on.

5G UE and BS transmitter test cases include transmit power, outpur power dynamics, transmission signal quality, RF output emissions, spurious emissions, occupied bandwidth, ACLR etc.

5G NR Spectrum Analyzer Manufacturers

Following table mentions list of 5G NR Spectrum Analyzer Manufacturers.

Manufacturers Description
Keysight Model : N9914A (FieldFox Handheld RF Analyzer)
Features : Supports measurements for frequencies up to 6.5 GHz
EXFO Model : 5GPro Spectrum Analyzer
Features : • Spectrum testing in FR1 (450 MHz to 6 GHz) and FR2 (24.25 GHz to 40 GHz) RF bands
• Tests CPRI, eCPRI and ethernet up to 100G
• Demodulates 5G NR signal which validates OTA (Over The Air) performance of cell sites.
• Application offers BF matrics and analyze up to 64 beams, displays 12 strongest beams with their power values.
Anritsu • Models : MS2850A
• It supports frequency range from 9 KHz to 32/44.5 GHz and bandwidth of 1 GHz
• It captures 5G NR signal data which can be further analyzed by 5G NR signal analysis tools or applications.
Calnex Solutions plc. Model : Sentinel
Features : 5G NR OTA measurements, 5G NR sync measurements and so on.
Website : https://www.calnexsol.com/
Email : troy.bergstrom@calnexsol.com
Rohde & Schwarz Model : R&S FSW Signal and spectrum analyzer
Features : 8.3 GHz analysis bandwidth for 5G NR modulated signals, 800 MHz real time analysis bandwidth
supports frequency range from 2 Hz to 90 GHz
Refer 5G OTA testing by R&S >>.
INNO Instrument , Incheon, South Korea Models : 5G SMART, 5G PRO
GIGA Electronics Ltd, Bulgaria Model : E8900A 5G NR (New radio) Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
Features : Supports frequencies from 9 kHz to 9 GHz.
Demodulation analysis of FDD-LTE or TDD-LTE signals including cell ID, channel power and other parameters.

➨Refer 5G OTA test and measurement companies and 5G measurements on UE and BS >>.

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This 5G tutorial also covers following sub topics on the 5G technology:
5G basic tutorial
5G Frequency Bands
5G millimeter wave tutorial
5G mm wave frame
5G millimeter wave channel sounding
Difference between 4G and 5G
5G testing and test equipments
5G network architecture
5G NR Physical layer
5G NR MAC layer
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