Fast, comprehensive performance testing of mobile smartphone and IoT devices for voice, data, video and location technologies with fully automated, customizable turn-key solutions for carrier acceptance, standards-based testing and R&D.
The Spirent 8100 system offers configurations for 5G positioning performance, voice call and audio performance, and streaming video performance. These configurations are tailored for the needs of 5G device manufacturers and chipset vendors who are developing devices such as eMBB 5G smartphones, “puck” data modems, fixed-wireless premises equipment, and IoT devices.
The 8100 5G system provides R&D testing capabilities, specialized automated test suites for E911 positioning conformance, and carrier acceptance test suites for voice, video, data and location services. Existing Spirent 8100 customers enjoy a seamless upgrade path from their 3G/4G systems into the 5G domain. Spirent’s TestManager and TestDrive automation suites, with their world-renowned ease of use, provide familiar environments for test case development and execution.
5G Positioning Performance
5G promises to bring new positioning technologies over and above what GNSS and 4G-LTE can provide. 5G-NR enables increased OTDOA accuracy, and when coupled with beamforming gNodeB antennas and beam-tracking UE designs, 5G provides z-axis position data. Today’s 4G Assisted-GNSS (A-GNSS) devices will also be impacted by 5G radio as they become exposed to interference from new 5G bands.
The 8100 5G system for Location testing meets today’s needs and provides a seamless path to maintain alignment with upcoming 3GPP extensions for 5G’s new location technologies. The system includes state of the art GNSS simulation, as well as Spirent’s exclusive Indoor Location Simulator. These components are combined into a system that provides industry-leading automated location performance and conformance testing.
5G Voice Call Performance, Audio Performance, and Video Performance
As 5G becomes increasingly widespread over the next few years, today’s smartphone use cases will migrate to 5G. Voice call quality and call performance become the new standard, and users will expect ultra-high data performance and long battery life while consuming over-the-top video content in ultra-high-resolution 4K and 8K video.