R&S, Qualcomm Accelerate The Introduction Of C-V2X Technology


As momentum continues to build around Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology, Rohde & Schwarz is accelerating the commercialization of C-V2X with Qualcomm Technologies. At MWC, the company showcased its CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and a pre-commercial Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution, that implements 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) direct communications technology. The demo involved end-to-end communication between simulated vehicles in a roadside emergency scenario.

The R&S CMW-KU514 C-V2X verification scenarios option on the R&S CMW500 was used to demonstrate the simulation of an ITS message transfer from one vehicle to another during emergency braking.

R&S said its test capability of 3GPP C-V2X technology supports the development of an official Global Certification Forum (GCF) certification scheme based on 3GPP standardized conformance tests for the commercialization of C-V2X solutions.


“The testing will not only help in securing the global certification necessary to support automaker deployments, but also aid in accelerating the availability of multivendor interoperability,” said Anton Messmer, VP of Mobile Radio Testers at R&S in Munich, in a statement.

C-V2X allows vehicles to communicate directly with each other (V2V), with pedestrians (V2P) and with roadway infrastructures (V2I) without a mobile cellular subscription or network assistance while operating in bands 46D and 47 for the 5.8 GHz/5.9 GHz harmonized ITS spectrum.

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