[eBrief] Proving 5G: How OTA Testing Helps Enable a New Mobile Era
RF technologies are reaching into ever more areas of our lives and the RF spectrum at all frequencies is becoming more crowded. In addition to the spectrum demands of cellular systems sub 6 GHz for mobile applications, 5G radios are now being deployed at 28 GHz and 39 GHz. 5G radios are implementing new technologies including Active Antenna Systems that use beamforming to maximize range and efficiency. This is forcing changes to the way networks are tested, including a move toward over the air testing and use of test model waveforms.
This eBrief will discuss how 5G radios can be tested in a field environment and what measurements are important to ensure smooth integration with legacy networks.