Keysight Technologies, Inc. today introduced the E6610A remote radio head tester. With its compact size and 2-channel Tx and Rx with CPRI, this one-box solution is ideal for OEM and component suppliers, distributed antenna system (DAS) vendors, and small cell vendors involved with RRH testing. Additionally, independent repair and service companies will benefit from this lower-cost test solution with its versatility and the ability to test RRHs from multiple vendors.
The RRH tester provides a cost-effective one-box solution for testing LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD RRHs over the 700 MHz to 2.7 GHz frequency range. The tester includes dual RF Tx/Rx channels and a CPRI optical interface to emulate the connection between the RRH and the baseband unit.
Cellular base station architectures continue to evolve towards employing RRHs connected to a baseband unit via a CPRI optical interface. The E6610A helps to test the complete RRH in both uplink and downlink modes.
Historically, RRH test systems required customized test setups. Keysight’s remote radio head tester is an off-the-shelf one-box solution that covers a wide range of key RF measurements in a single unit for significantly less cost than today’s alternative solutions, and it has twice as many Tx/Rx paths.