Radio comms functional tester for wireless M2M/IoT integration

November 12, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the intended application area for the R&S CMW290 functional radio communication tester; Rohde & Schwarz describes it as, “the right solution for users who want to integrate wireless modules into their platforms and test them at an excellent price/performance ratio.”

Wireless technologies such as LTE, Bluetooth and WLAN make it possible to connect devices with the Internet or with each other anywhere and everywhere. Manufacturers who integrate wireless modules into devices must ensure the correct functioning of the target platform and the applications. Rohde & Schwarz has specifically designed its economical R&S CMW290 functional radio communication tester to meet the requirements of integrators with mostly cost-sensitive applications.

Users from the M2M/IoT sector typically require only simple functional tests for hardware and applications. The R&S CMW290 therefore offers all essential measurements for RF or hardware testing. For end-to-end testing of applications, the R&S CMW290 can simulate a cellular network and set up a connection between the application on the device or system and the server. This enables users to check the correct functioning of platforms with integrated wireless module in a defined network.

The R&S CMW290 joins the company's CMW platform and supports all cellular and noncellular standards. Additional R&S CMW options such as IMS server, audio or eCall/ERA-Glonass functionality are also available for the R&S CMW290 and round out the M2M/IoT test solution.

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