With the evolution of the internet of things (IoT) ecosystem, manufacturers wanting to integrate wireless modules into their products are facing completely new test requirements. To this end, Rohde & Schwarz has launched its R&S TS 290 IoT carrier acceptance test system. According to the company, this is the only test solution of its kind, that offers radio frequency (RF), protocol and performance test cases on a single platform.

The R&S TS 290 offers a flexible test system for Cat 1 cable. The test system is made up of an R&S CMW290 functional radio communication tester and R&S CONTEST sequencer software, which is capable of supporting future IoT tests. The software runs provider-specific RF, protocol and performance test cases that are fully automatic and give reproducible results. Users, even those without programming knowledge, can create their own test plans conveniently with the drag-and-drop function in the test set. On the other hand, the R&S CMW290 functional radio communication tester meets the specific requirements of IoT integrators and their typically cost-sensitive applications. The tester handles cellular technologies such as long term evolution, as well as wireless local area network (WLAN) and Blue­tooth. For end-to-end application testing, 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 verify the correct functioning of platforms with integrated wireless modules in a defined network.