ETS-Lindgren Integrates the R&S CMX500 for 5G Wireless Device Test Requirements

Turnkey Solution Supports 5G NR Testing in Wireless OTA Chambers


CEDAR PARK, Texas April 1, 2020   ETS-Lindgren announced the integration of the Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) CMX500 radio communication tester to expand its turnkey 5G test solutions for customers.  Pairing the R&S CMX500 with ETS-Lindgren's CTIA-compliant EMQuest Antenna Measurement software  provides comprehensive 5G OTA test capabilities.  This includes solutions for all 5G New Radio (NR) modes including FR1 (sub6 GHz), non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA), for both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD).  The R&S CMX500 works with the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester for cellular (LTE, C-IoT, 3G, 2G) and connectivity (WLAN, Bluetooth) testing to provide complete coverage of all major commercial wireless technologies.  The integration is ideal for ETS-Lindgren's customer requirements for current and future turnkey 5G test solutions.


"5G NR is one of many radio access technologies that needs to be tested on the next generation of wireless devices," said Jari Vikstedt, Director Wireless Solutions with ETS-Lindgren. "After extensive testing in our wireless labs, we are happy to confirm the R&S CMX500 can provide our customers with a cost-effective way to enable 5G testing.  For our customers with existing ETS-Lindgren Wireless OTA chambers, it's a convenient upgrade to expand their test capabilities to support 5G NR testing."


"Different from other solutions on the market, the R&S CMX500 was designed from the ground-up to meet all of the diverse testing needs of 5G with a single solution," said Michael Thorpe, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz. "We are excited to be partnering with ETS-Lindgren to bring 5G NR OTA testing capabilities to the market." 


Did you know ETS-Lindgren installed the world's first CTIA Authorized Test Lab  Our active contributions to the CTIA and other industry standards organizations has resulted in many "industry first" efforts that advance the technology for wireless device test and measurement.  Customers rely on ETS-Lindgren's ongoing standards involvement to ensure they are prepared to not only meet today's standards, but tomorrow's as well.   Our latest technical advancements include dozens of customized 5G NR test systems to meet specific user requirements. 


Click here for more information on ETS-Lindgren's wireless test solutions, including the industry leading AMS family of test chambers and EMQuest antenna measurement software.  View a test demo of our new AMS-5705 5G Compact Antenna Test Range for array diameters up to 30 cm. You'll find our solutions overview for 5G wireless testing here, including our new 5G upgrade package for existing OTA test systems, including those installed by ETS-Lindgren and other manufacturers.    Watch the Wireless Test Solutions Video for an overview of our capabilities and accreditations.  Let us assist you with your wireless test system requirements by contacting us online, or calling us at +1 (512) 531-6400.


About 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 about 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.  R&S is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG.


About ETS-Lindgren


ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at


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