OTA and MIMO OTA Testing – Radiated RF Power & Sensitivity

WHAT IS OTA Testing?

OTA testing is a requirement for CTIA and GCF certifications. Also, it is also often required by many carriers, vendors and standard organizations.

OTA testing measures device’s radiated Rf performance which is one of the most challenging product design areas in wireless devices. We can quickly locate the problems so that you can make the necessary design changes for the best possible RF performance. High accuracy OTA testing during the product R&D phase helps you to avoid very expensive product modifications at the final phase of the product development…

We can help you to understand OTA requirements for PTCRB and all operator requirements around the world.

With our extensive experience in OTA testing, we are capable of providing CTIA Authorized OTA testing services efficiently and faster than other commercially used systems. Our in-depth knowledge helps you to find solutions for degraded performance due to interference, call drops, high power consumption.


OTA Testing Capabilities:

  • OTA 2G, 3G and 4G Testing
  • OTA WLAN Testing
  • OTA Bluetooth and BLE TRP & TIS testing
  • OTA A-GPS Testing
  • For all bands and common radio systems
    (GSM, UMTS, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, etc.)

WHAT IS mimo OTA Testing?

MIMO OTA testing basically measures the changes in data throughput and signal strength of the device when it is moved further from the closest base station. High accuracy MIMO OTA testing during the product R&D phase helps you to avoid very expensive product modifications at the final phase of the product development.

CTIA has released the LTE MIMO test specification plan. TESTiLABS is building an accredited testing capability among the first in the world to be able to offer CTIA accredited LTE MIMO testing.



MIMO OTA Testing

  • We offer MIMO OTA pre-conformance measurements according to the newest CTIA specifications with CTIA test system setup.

Advanced MIMO OTA Testing for R&D

  • We are able to provide MIMO OTA measurements for devices that supporting 4×2 MIMO and 4×4 MIMO.

Fast MIMO OTA 2×2 Testing for Pre-conformance MIMO Testing

  • Fast MIMO OTA is a replacement for CTIA MIMO OTA and is extremely efficient for pre-conformance MIMO measurements. The test cases provide similar results to the official CTIA MIMO OTA testing but testing itself is 5 to 10 times faster.

We can test the following products

  • Information technology products
  • Electrical Products
  • Communication Products
OTA testing method for mobile device in a laboratory by TESTiLABS

Standards we test according to:

CTIA Test for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance - Wireless Devices

Radiated RF Power and Receiver Performance - Wireless Devices

3GPP TS34.114 - Wireless Devices

User Equipment (UE) / Mobile Station (MS) Over-The-Air (OTA) antenna performance. Conformance testing - Wireless Devices

3GPP TR 37.902 - Wireless Devices

Measurements of User Equipment (UE) radio performances for LTE/UMTS terminals Total Radiated Power (TRP) and Total Radiated Sensitivity (TRS) test methodology

CTIA/Wi-Fi Alliance Test Plan for RF Performance Evaluation of Wi-Fi Mobile Converged Devices

RF Performance Evaluation

3GPP TR 25.914 - Wireless Devices

Measurements of radio performances for UMTS terminals in speech mode

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