5G needs spectrum within three key frequency ranges to deliver widespread coverage and support all use cases. The three ranges are sub-1 GHz, 1-6 GHz and above 6 GHz. Sub-1 GHz spectrum is needed to extend high speed 5G mobile broadband coverage across urban, suburban and rural areas and to help support IoT services.
Spectrum from 1-6 GHz offers a reasonable mixture of coverage and capacity for 5G services. Spectrum above 6 GHz is needed for 5G services such as ultra-high speed mobile broadband. For this applications the WRC-19 conference is considering frequencies for between 24 GHz and 86 GHz in different bands and bandwidths.
To scope with this new requirements Anritsu will present a new definition of a Spectrum Analyzer that is outperforming existing technologies regarding frequency range, electrical performance, size and weight.
This new device offers scientists and engineers a new broadband view into the spectrum or the behavior of new broadband designs. Typical Spectrum Analyzer measurements in frequency and time domain, as well as radio frequency coverage mapping in challenging outdoor- as well as indoor scenarios will be presented.
Ferdinand Gerhardes, Anritsu namens Electro Rent Europe