All in-one drive test solution offers cost-effective way to test Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) standards

ThinkRF Corp., the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis, today announced a fully integrated wireless network testing system with CelPlan Technologies, Inc. The solution allows RF engineers to conduct drive tests and evaluate network performance, map coverage, or identify issues with Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), a new network standard which leverages the previously underutilized 3.5GHz spectrum range for shared public use in commercial wireless services.

With the high-performance ThinkRF Spectrum Analyzer as the scanning receiver and leading drive test software from CelPlan, the solution offers the highest frequency range in the smallest form factor, with 100 MHz real-time bandwidth. It enables engineers to simultaneously monitor and record the 3.5 GHz band of interest as well as the surrounding spectrum for accurate performance prediction, or playback and post-processing.

“The demand for new applications which use wireless communications is developing at an incredible speed,” said Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, VP, Product Management and Marketing, ThinkRF. “To cope with this demand, CBRS-enabled spectrum sharing is a necessity, bringing with it additional levels of complexity when it comes to test and measurement. In combining CelPlan’s drive test software with our spectrum analyzers, RF engineers now have all the analysis, scanning and storage capabilities they need for CBRS in one system.”

“Test equipment is typically limited to a few specific bands,” said Leonhard Korowajczuk, CEO, CelPlan. “Each time a new band is added or wireless technology changes, RF engineers have to purchase additional equipment at great expense. CelPlan’s solutions allow spectrum analysis and technology scanning to be done on the same captured spectrum. Working with ThinkRF’s software-defined spectrum analyzers, that cover up to 40 GHz, allows us to deliver a versatile, cost-effective alternative, which will be crucial to successful deployments of 5G and CBRS.”

By integrating software-defined radio technologies from ThinkRF and spectrum analysis tools from CelPlan, the solution offers:

  • Built-in Spectrum Analyzer for signal and interference analysis
  • I/Q data recording capability for post-analysis
  • Deeper analysis and visualization tools for fading and MIMO analysis
  • High performance receiver with automatic gain control, pre-select filtering
  • and much more.

The solution is available from ThinkRF today. For more information, contact us.

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