R&S®TS8970 Mobile WiMAX RCT

RX/TX test system in line with WiMAX MRCT test specification


The R&S®TS8970 is the reference tool of choice for the RF characterization of Mobile WiMAX products. Many of the WiMAX Forum® Designated Certification Labs (WFDCL) successfully rely on the R&S®TS8970 in their certification work. The test system has also become a lab favorite in the precertification of products at manufacturers of WiMAX infrastructure and mobile stations. Owing to the complexity of the simulation of MIMO channels, the R&S®TS8970 is also frequently used in the WiMAX R&D lab.

The R&S®TS8970 enables users to test a Mobile WiMAX base station (BS) or a Mobile WiMAX mobile station (MS) and is available as a combined system with BS/MS switchover. The test cases offered reflect the current version of the WiMAX Forum® Mobile WiMAX Radio Conformance Test (MRCT) specification.


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  • R&S®TS8970 was developed in response to a request for proposals from the WiMAX Forum®
  • Frequency range from 2 GHz to 6 GHz or optionally from 400 MHz to 6 GHz, prepared for future Mobile WiMAX profiles in the 700 MHz and 1.8 GHz band classes
  • BS and MS test cases can be run using the same system
  • Unsurpassed measurement accuracy and highly detailed result reports
  • Minimization of downtime owing to two-year calibration interval1) for the system and its components

1) Does not apply in ISO 17025-certified environments (one-year interval).