MS2090A 5G NR IQ Capture and Signal Post-Processing Using Spectro-X
The rapid introduction of 5G NR networks requires an instrument that can validate the performance of the gNB base stations quickly in a field environment. The Field Master Pro MS2090A high-performance spectrum analyzer performs the essential measurements in full compliance with the 3GPP TS 38.104 V15. A key part of 5G NR signals is the synchronization signal block (SSB). Decoding the SSB can reveal the important cell characteristics, like cell ID, frequency error, and beam powers. IQ data capture of 5G frames enables the capture and saving of IQ data for off-line processing on a PC. This video podcast introduces IQ capture using Bird Technologies Spectro-X analysis software during replay and post-analysis.