UMTS RF Test Equipment

This page covers UMTS RF Test Equipment used for RF conformance testing of UMTS device. It covers testing equipments from Rohde & Schwarz,Agilent,Anritsu and more. Models covers here are CMW500,TS8955-GW,TS-8950-GW,MT8820B and CMU200.

Rohde & Schwarz

Model: CMW500

CMW500 is wellknown Wideband Radio Communication Tester. It is ideal for testing wireless devices of different standards/technologies as listed below.

GSM Mobile station test
WCDMA Mobile station(UE) test
LTE Mobile station test
TD-SCDMA UE test(Mobile Station Test)
CDMA2000® 1 x RTT specifications for Mobile station testing
CDMA2000® 1 x EV-DO specifications for Access Terminal testing

Model: R&S TS8955-GW

Configurable RF test systems for testing user equipment (UE) and mobile phones compatible to various 2G, 2.5G and 3G devices. It is ideal platform for RF conformance tests. Supports WCDMA/HSPA/GSM/EGPRS.

Model: R&S TS8950-GW

RF test system for GSM/EDGE mobile station radio conformance testing as per 3GPP TS 51.010-1.

Model:CMU 200

It supports following 3.5G/3G/2.5G standards/technologies. 3GPP WCDMA (FDD),3GPP HSPA,GSM/GPRS/EDGE,GSM-R
AMPS,IS-136,CDMA2000® 1 x RTT,CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO
IEEE 802.15.1 Bluetooth®


Model: MT8820B

Transmitter and Receiver tests on 3G W-CDMA UE terminals.

Agilent Technologies


Agilent's E6620A test platform along with Anite SAT LTE Protocol Tester is available to test LTE UE device. It is used for network emulation for L1,L2,L3 uplink & downlink via RF/digital baseband. It is designed to support MIMO & protocol conformance testing. It has complete RF measurement capabilities.

3GPP References

3GPP TS34.121, UMTS, Terminal conformance specification, Radio transmission and reception (FDD)

UMTS Tutorial, Read more

This tutorial covers following in addition to overview and UMTS releases outlined here:

• UMTS Frequency bands and UARFCN  • UMTS Multiple Access types  • UMTS Frame structure  • UMTS Network Architecture  • UMTS Protocol Stack  • UMTS Logical, Transport and physical channels  • UMTS Spreading,scrambling and modulation 

Useful product vendors or manufacturers

RF and Wireless tutorials