Rohde & Schwarz Collaborates With Qualcomm and Iridium Communications to Test Snapdragon Satellite
Rohde & Schwarz today announced that its tried-and-tested R&S CMW100 communications manufacturing
test set for non-signaling wireless device testing has been validated by Qualcomm Technologies for QDART
to verify Iridium waveforms used for the new Snapdragon Satellite solution. Rohde & Schwarz is the first to
supply test and measurement equipment to support non-signaling R&D and production testing of this new
feature. This will help enable the Android ecosystem to reliably offer the satellite-based global emergency
and two-way messaging provided by Iridium Communications on next-generation smartphones.
Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform and supported by Iridium, the satellite provider,
Snapdragon Satellite will enable smartphones to offer global connectivity and support two-way emergency
messaging, SMS texting, and other messaging applications in remote, rural and offshore locations. The
smartphone solution utilizes Iridium’s weather-resilient L-band spectrum for uplink and downlink.
The R&S CMW100 communications manufacturing test set is part of the Rohde & Schwarz single-box tester
portfolio, which provides universal and efficient test instruments for all modern cellular and non-cellular
standards. The flexible R&S CMW100 RF interface permits simultaneous testing of up to eight devices. It
has a continuous frequency range up to 6 GHz and RF bandwidth up to 160 MHz. A wide range of methods
that reduce test times and maximize capacity utilization are implemented in the test platform for high
measurement performance and accuracy.
For advanced wireless technologies, Rohde & Schwarz offers the R&S CMP180 with an enhanced frequency
up to 8 GHz and bandwidth up to 500 MHz. Double the number of analyzers (2xVSA), generators (2xVSG)
and RF ports (2×8) enable even more simultaneous measurements of technologies and devices in a
VSA/VSG single-box tester. Both instruments are validated by Qualcomm Technologies for QDART, making
them a future-proof investment for OEMs.