VIAVI Solutions, has announced that the CellAdvisor JD700B Series of base station analyzers have been augmented to analyze spectrum and interference of 5G signals in the 28 GHz frequency band. CellAdvisor has been adopted by several Tier-I mobile service providers as a standard test platform and is familiar to their cell site technicians, riggers, and contractors. The company has worked with this customer base to ensure that they can continue to use a single field test solution for existing and next-generation networks.
To accommodate the higher speeds envisioned in 5G, the industry is expanding to higher frequency bands than those used in preceding generations. Several network equipment manufacturers and service providers – including Ericsson, Huawei, Samsung, AT&T, Softbank, US Cellular, and Verizon – are conducting trials of 5G radios in the 28 GHz band.
To support customer demand for testing in 28 GHz, the company has introduced a frequency downconverter for the CellAdvisor JD700B Series, enabling spectrum and interference analysis for the additional band using a familiar and proven platform. VIAVI collaborated with ThinkRF, a pioneer in software-defined spectrum analysis solutions that monitor, detect, and analyze complex waveforms in today’s rapidly evolving wireless landscape.