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COMPRION and Rohde & Schwarz are pleased to announce the extension of the COMPRION SIMfony family for 5G NR USIM/USAT device conformance testing according to GCF WI-508-NR, GCF WI-509-NR and PTCRB RFT 508-1.
Paderborn, February 2020, Leading test equipment expert COMPRION and long-time partner Rohde & Schwarz, premium supplier of test and measurement solutions to the wireless industry, announce the introduction of "COMPRION UT3 Platform and R&S CMX500" as certified test platform TP227 at the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
The COMPRION SIMfony CMX500 solution, which is developed with the support of Rohde & Schwarz, consists of the radio communication testers R&S CMX500/CMW500 from Rohde & Schwarz and COMPRION´s (U)SIM simulator UT³ Platform.
COMPRION SIMfony CMX500 will cover 5G NR USIM/USAT device conformance testing according to GCF WI-508-NR and PTCRB RFT 508-1, which contain 5G NR USIM tests according to 3GPP TS 31.121, and 5G NR USAT tests. 3GPP TS 31.124 5G NR USAT tests according to agreed 3GPP CT Working Group 6 work plan are expected to be covered in GCF WI-509-NR.
“Up to now the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) has been granting secure access to the mobile network. This will not change in 5G. Consequently, comprehensive conformance and interoperability testing as already provided for 2G, 3G and 4G is as crucial as ever. Thanks to the 5G NR USIM/USAT testing solution together with the R&S CMX500 from Rohde & Schwarz, chipset and device vendors as well as test houses and M(V)NOs can start or continue to prepare for the switch to 5G NR.”, states Udo Willenbrink, Product Manager for Mobile Network Test Solutions at COMPRION.
COMPRION SIMfony CMX500 consists of the R&S CMX500 and one or more R&S CMW500 and COMPRIONs UICC simulators UT³ Platform for conformance testing and Prove 2 for pre-conformance testing, respectively. It adds 5G NR USIM/USAT testing functionality to the SIMfony family which already provides USIM/USAT 2G, 3G, LTE, NB-IoT and CAT M1 testing possibilities for GCF and PTRCB. Controlled via the COMPRION Device Test Center which is running on the UT³ Platform, test case management, log file handling and full automation (including terminal operation) have been proven to be essential for test houses, MVNOs and Chipset or Device vendors. The UT³ Platform it is a fully configurable analogue and logical card simulator for testing mobile handsets, NFC enabled devices with focus on contact-based and contactless Smart Card interface technologies. The R&S CMX500/CMW500 provides the required 5G SA network functionality required by the 3GPP TS 31.121 and TS 31.124 tests.
R&S CMX500 5G NR network simulator
The R&S CMX500 test setup 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 addition, R&S CMX500 combined with the industry-proven R&S CMW500 enables all customers to use the very same setup also for legacy technologies, which makes it the only network simulator in the wireless industry to support 2G, 3G, LTE, NB-IoT, eMTC and 5G NR in one integrated solution.
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