Rohde & Schwarz and Benetel present femtocell test

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Rohde & Schwarz and Benetel Ltd. cooperate to supply comprehensive test and measurement solutions for Femtocell Access Points (FAP) from product development through pilot production to mass production.

Rohde & Schwarz and Benetel present femtocell test and measurement solutions ranging from development to production

CTIA, Las Vegas 2010 — Rohde & Schwarz and Benetel Ltd. cooperate to supply comprehensive test and measurement solutions for Femtocell Access Points (FAP) from product development through pilot production to mass production. The relationship leverages test and measurement equipment from Rohde & Schwarz with experience from Benetel in test software and custom solutions. The BTS-114RS production test system is the first femtocell test system to utilize parallel RF testing to reduce the cost of test (COT). The design and verification system, FAST, helps shorten product development time during the R&D phase.

The BTS-114RS is a flexible hardware and software platform that implements a scalable solution capable of cost effective testing from pilot production through to volume production. It is the first FAP test system to apply throughput optimized parallel testing to volume manufacturing and has been successfully integrated into FAP production lines. Parallel automated highly isolated test fixtures allow over-the-air (OTA) testing of the Units Under Test (UUT). The system has a compact design to minimize floor space requirements. Other features include: Auto calibration, remote log-in capability, and a database with tools for analyzing production data. The platform can be configured to provide boundary scan, functional testing, RF calibration, RF test, and application code download; all of which is followed by final functional test. For the manufacturing test solution, Benetel has test profiles for UMTS, CDMA2000®, GSM and GPS available today, with LTE and WiMAX™ planned for later in 2010.

The BTS-114RS utilizes the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator and the R&S FSV signal and spectrum analyzer. Both units meet the requirements for volume production for accuracy and for speed .The multiple standards supported by the Rohde & Schwarz platforms make it possible to offer the wide range of standards for femtocell test provided by the BTS-114RS. The versatile and accurate R&S NRP-Z11 power sensors are used for TX testing.

Benetel’s design verification system, FAST, also benefits from the cooperation. It helps femtocell developers shorten product development time by automating device verification. Test times can be reduced by up to 80% compared to manual testing. This has the benefit of allowing more time for rigorous stress testing of new products prior to compliance testing. The system utilizes Benetel’s FAST software and Benetel’s Test Set with two R&S SMBV100A signal generators, one R&S FSV13 spectrum analyzer and one R&S SMF100A microwave signal generator for blocking tests to measure according to 3GPP TS25.141 transmitter and receiver specifications.

The Benetel Test Set contains a series of filter banks which can be switched in and out of the RF path as required. This feature enables the automation of blocking and adjacent channel measurements. The software has a flexible GUI to simplify controlling factors such as tests performed, test limits, and frequency points. Results are stored in a database and a software package is provided to generate user-friendly reports in graphical and tabular format. The design and verification test system FAST can be utilized today for UMTS (WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+), CDMA2000® (1xEV-DO) and TD-SCDMA.

Benetel is exhibiting at the Ireland Pavilion at CTIA , Central Hall, C3, booth 1727.

More information on Benetel and Rohde & Schwarz Femtocell Solutions:

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Press contacts:

Europe (headquarters): Jochen Schütz, Phone: +49 89 4129 12995, Fax: +49 89 4129 62995,

North America: Chris Petrole, Phone: +1 410 910 7836, E-mail:

Contacts for readers:

Customer Support Europe: Phone: +49 89 4129 13774, Fax: +49 89 4129 63778

Customer Support Americas: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, From outside the US: +1 410 910 7988

Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, Fax: +65 68461 090

Contacts to Benetel Ltd.,

E-mail: Phone: +353 1 4100947, Fax: +353 1 4100985

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.2 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) in fiscal year 2008/2009 (July 2008 to June 2009). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.


Benetel is a wireless design and test company with exceptional experience in Femtocell test systems. Our Femtocell products are based on our Common Test Platform which allows Benetel to respond quickly to any wireless test requirement with a focus on maximising throughput and ROI. Our solution will increase overall test system reliability helping to reduce field returns. Unit test costs are reduced to a maintainable, steady level which leads to a reduced cost base in the test department and a shorter lead time to market. Benetel has developed innovative test solutions in a variety of wireless application areas including: Basestations, Mobiles, GPS, Automotive Radar, Bluetooth, 802.11 and Keyless entry.

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