RF Drive Test

Build Better Wireless Networks

Deploy new wireless networks, optimize existing infrastructure, and locate disruptive RF interference with the ThinkRF – RF Drive Test System. Designed for RF Engineers at mobile operators and wireless communication infrastructure providers, the RF Drive Test System is a portable wireless network testing solution designed to conduct in-depth analysis of spectrum availability, evaluate and optimize network performance, and characterize RF propagation for better design.

Leveraging the computing power of a standard PC, the RF Drive Test System includes a ThinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS, leading CelPlan CellWireless Software, an antenna, and optional carrying case.

Designed to be cost-effective and portable, the RF Drive Test System allows users to use the same hardware for both spectrum analysis and wireless technology scanning. Multiband support allows you to simultaneously monitor the band of interest and the surrounding spectrum.

Users can:
  • Simultaneously scan multiple bands of multiple technologies
  • Collect and process multiband spectrum from 9 kHz to 40 GHz
  • Capture location and time data for all measurements
  • View data live or access stored data for deeper analysis
  • Run the solution autonomously without operator assistance
  • Easily upgrade for new technologies with software updates
Designed for:
  • Wireless network planning and optimization
  • Analysis of spectrum availability
  • Network performance and coverage mapping
  • RF interference hunting
  • RF propagation characterization
  • Performance evaluation and benchmarking

Multiband Analysis

Unlike traditional RF drive test solutions and scanning receivers which are limited to a few specific bands, ThinkRF Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers collect and process multiband spectrum from 9 kHz to 40 GHz at up to 100 MHz real-time bandwidth. Users can simultaneously monitor and record the band of interest as well as the surrounding spectrum for accurate performance prediction, or playback and post-processing.

Leading RF Drive Test Software

CelPlan CellWireless Software captures and stores multiband IQ spectrum meaning processing and analysis can be done in real-time or recorded for post-analysis. The software provides unprecedented detail, resolution, and visualization capabilities with support for various standards including 4G, 5G, LTE  and Citizens Broadcast Radio Service (CBRS)

Cost-Effective RF Drive Test

Avoid costly hardware purchases when analyzing new bands and reduce the amount of equipment required for modern RF drive test applications. The fully integrated RF Drive Test System allows RF Engineers at mobile operators and wireless communication infrastructure providers to use the same hardware for both spectrum analysis and wireless technology scanning. Software can easily be upgraded to new standards or bands through updates, while the modular approach further reduces costs for operators.

Time and Location Measurements

The ThinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS included an embedded GPS for time and location data of measurements. Record up to 25 measurements per second for incredibly detailed data for coverage mapping, network performance analysis, and RF interference hunting applications.

The RF Drive Test System Incorporates

  • ThinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
  • CelPlan® CellWireless™ Software Solution
  • Laptop
  • Antenna
  • Optional carrying case
D4000 RF Downconverter/TunerExtend the range of your existing RF equipment to 40 GHz
  • 24 - 40 GHz
  • Real-time bandwidth 500 MHz
  • Compact: 19.3 cm x 19.3 cm x 4.1 cm (7.6" x 7.6" x 1.6")
  • Light: 1.7 Kg (3.7 lbs)
  • Low power consumption: 20W @ 12V