Rohde & Schwarz and ASTRI jointly demonstrated latest 3GPP Release 15 NR signal analyser solutions at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

[26 February 2018, Hong Kong] Rohde & Schwarz and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) showcased a 3GPP release 15 standard compliance New Radio (NR) Centralised Radio Access Network (C-RAN) solution with the latest R&S FSW26 signal and spectrum analyser from Rohde & Schwarz at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The demonstration revealed ASTRI’s latest NR C-RAN Base Station (BS) and User Equipment (UE) emulator consisting of Intel x86-based C-RAN Baseband Unit (BBU) and Sunnada Network Radio Remote Unit (RRU). 3GPP release 15 NR standard compliant signals from BS to UE are analysed by the R&S FSW26.

The R&S FSW26 together with its analyser software R&S FSW-K144 can successfully demodulate the 3GPP release 15 NR compliant signals, i.e. Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH), Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS), Primary Synchronisation Signal (PSS) and Secondary Synchronisation Signal (SSS).

ASTRI’s C-RAN solution supports Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), running on virtual machines on real time operating system. The demonstration shows different numerologies of 5G traffics including enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable and low-latency (URLLC) traffics and analysed by the R&S FSW26.

The demonstration took place at the booth of Fujian Sunnada Network Technology Co. Ltd. (Hall 5 Stand 5G70) in MWC 2018 being held at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain from 26 February to 1 March 2018.


Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.  ASTRI’s core R&D competences in various areas are organised under seven Technology Divisions, namely Communications Technologies, Electronics Components, Mixed Signal Systems IC, Advanced Digital Systems, Opto-electronics, Security and Data Sciences, and Intelligent Software and Systems. Five areas of applications including financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, next generation network, health technologies, and smart city are identified for major pursuit. Please visit, for further information about ASTRI.

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