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August 07, 2020

COMPRION and Rohde & Schwarz announce first validated 5G New Radio test cases on TP227

COMPRION SIMfony CMX500 5G NR USIM WI-508 NR test cases validated at GCF.

Renowned test expert COMPRION introduces the first validated test cases on COMPRION SIMfony CMX500 for 5G NR USIM mobile phone conformance testing according to GCF WI-508-NR. These test cases contain tests defined in 3GPP TS 31.121 v15.8.0. The COMPRION solution is offered in cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz, a worldwide leading supplier of test and measurement solutions. The test platform is listed as test platform TP227 at the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB.

Approval for all submitted test cases was granted by the GCF on August 05. Industry experts will be pleased to hear that additional test cases will be submitted for validation at the PTCRB Validation Group (PVG) meeting on August 11-13.

Udo Willenbrink, Product Manager at COMPRION, comments: “The validation of these test cases at GCF is an important step for device manufacturers to ensure USIM interworking with 5G.”

Michael Altmann, Senior Director Product Management Wireless Communication Tester at Rohde & Schwarz adds: “The long-standing cooperation between COMPRION and Rohde & Schwarz has reached a new milestone with the validation of 5G USIM/USAT test cases. We are happy to complement the 5G product portfolio with 5G NR validated test cases. This will help to expedite time to market for all COMPRION and R&S customers.”

COMPRION SIMfony CMX500 consists of the Rohde & Schwarz network simulators R&S CMX500 and R&S CMW500 and the COMPRION (U)SIM Simulator UT³ Platform for 5G NR USIM/USAT conformance testing. Further tests will be submitted for GCF/PTCRB validation shortly. This solution is also available with COMPRION’s Prove 2 pre-conformance test tool.

UT³ Platform is the heart of the COMPRION terminal test solution and is validated as a platform for conformance testing at GCF, PTCRB, EMVCo, and NFC Forum. In addition to conformance testing, it is a fully configurable analog and logical card simulator for testing mobile phones and NFC-enabled devices with focus on contact and contactless smart card interface technologies.

The R&S CMX500 test setup from Rohde & Schwarz provides a 5G network simulation to establish a real-time connection between the simulator and the 5G mobile device, which is prerequisite for the USIM/USAT procedures verified by the COMPRION SIMfony software. In combination with the industry-proven R&S CMW500, it enables customers to use the same setup for legacy technologies, so that 2G, 3G, LTE, NB-IoT, eMTC and 5G NR are all supported in an integrated solution.

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.


COMPRION is the worldwide leading manufacturer of test solutions for smart card interfaces, terminals, and smart cards. Covering contact-based and contactless technologies COMPRION provides their expertise to multiple industries, especially telecommunications, payments and M2M. Our involvement in several standardization and certification bodies enables us to integrate the latest standards and requirements into our high-quality products. As COMPRION test systems are renowned for the most accurate measurement capabilities, the company serves all top mobile phone, terminal, card, and chipset manufacturers as well as mobile network operators and test houses.

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