Embedded World: R&S launches world's first test solution for Bluetooth 5.1

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To enable device manufacturers to test their products in line with the Bluetooth core specification version 5.1 (BT 5.1), Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) test solution to include 23 new test cases in direct test mode (DTM) defined in the new RF-PHY.TS.5.1.0 test specification. With these tests, manufacturers can demonstrate that their products are RF interoperable with other devices and that direction finding meets the requirements of the BT 5.1 specification.

The R&S CMW test platform delivers the full range of Bluetooth RF tests, including Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth 5.1. In addition to DTM and signalling tests, it supports a wide scope of audio tests on Bluetooth basic rate/enhanced data rate (BR/EDR) links. The R&S CMW test platform is especially suitable for tests in the development phase, for pre conformance tests, for qualified audio tests, and for use in Bluetooth over the air (OTA) test systems.

The R&S CMW test platform employs a parametric test concept that enables users to create application-specific test sequences. The test platform bandwidth has been extended to 160 MHz. This also allows WLAN RF signalling tests in line with the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, including IEEE 802.11ax. RF tests compliant with IEEE 802.15.4 for Zigbee and Thread components are also supported.

The new Bluetooth 5.1 functionality is now available from Rohde & Schwarz. The company is showcasing the R&S CMW270 wireless connectivity tester with the new RF-PHY.TS.5.1.0 compliant test software at embedded world (hall 4, booth 4-218).