New R&S RF Conformance Test System Supports More 5G Device Certification Tests

first_imgRohde & Schwarz Test Solutions are fulfilling the certification entry criteria (CEC) for the increased number of the Global Certification Forum’s (GCF) work items (WI) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) requests for 5G FR1 RF conformance testing. The updated version of the leading RF test system R&S TS8980 (R&S TS8980FTA-3A) can now perform a broad range of 5G device certification tests. It supports the 572 new GCF validations and 215 new PTCRB validations.The device certification process is vital for the mobile communications industry, since compliance with GCF and PTCRB certification requirements ensure that handsets operate as specified in various networks. Following the recent test case validations for a large number of 5G frequency bands and band combinations, the R&S TS8980FTA-3A now fulfills 23 test platform approval criteria (TPAC) for GCF WIs and can therefore be used for a wide range of device certification and testing applications.Features of R&S TS8980:The R&S TS8980 is a unique test solution for all radio access technologies for GSM, WCDMA, LTE and 5G, and is a well-established tool for consistent RF tests from R&D to conformance testing. The integrated test system, operated by the R&S CONTEST sequencer software, offers high efficiency and precise, reproducible measurement results. When combined with the R&S CMX500 radio communication tester, the R&S TS8980 offers a unique, smooth upgrade path to 5G for users who already have a previous version of the solution. The R&S TS8980 is a popular RF conformance test system family and the only one on the market that supports mobile technologies from 2G all the way up to 5G on a single platform.Click here to learn more about the R&S TS8980.last_img read more

Jason Momoa, Brad Pitt, George Clooney celebrated in new ‘People”s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue

first_imgABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — While it’s already known that EGOT winner John Legend has succeeded Idris Elba as People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, the magazine’s cover feature also celebrates less controversial picks in various categories.For example, Brad Pitt and Jason Momoa are part of the 28 “Men of the Year,” described as “standouts of modern-day sophistication.” They join the likes of current Men’s Health cover model and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, as well as Last Christmas heartthrob Henry Golding.And yes, Elba — who some might argue is eternity’s Sexiest Man — is included on the list as well.Speaking of eternally sexy, the magazine also highlights silver foxes like George Clooney, and the Social Security-eligible sexiness of 64-year-old Denzel Washington. They, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper, are heralded in People‘s “Still Sexy After All These Years” category, which highlights former “Sexiest” cover stars.Here’s a roundup of People‘s choices:Men of the Year: Brad Pitt Jason MomoaSterling K. Brown Tom Hanks Paul Rudd Aaron Paul Henry GoldingMatt Czuchry Taika Waititi Desus & Mero Tony Dokoupil The Jonas Brothers Idris Elba Keanu Reeves Ben Platt Andrew ScottDavid Harbour Shawn Mendes Mena Massoud Bill HaderYahya Abdul-Mateen IITan France Mike ColterJohn KrasinskiMark Consuelos Still Sexy After All These Years (Former Sexiest Men Alive):  George Clooney (1997, 2006); David Beckham (2015); Denzel Washington (1996); Hugh Jackman (2008); Bradley Cooper (2011); Dwayne Johnson (2016); Matthew McConaughey (2005); Matt Damon (2007).Various:Sexiest Instagram:  Channing TatumSexiest Funny Guy: Trevor NoahSexiest Import:  Chris HemsworthSexiest New Dad:  Prince HarrySexiest Newly Single: Liam HemsworthSexiest Gym Addict:  Zac EfronSexiest Newcomer: Lil Nas XSexiest Reality Star: Antoni PorowskiSexiest TV Host: Terry CrewsSexiest Superhero: Tom HollandSexiest Heartthrob: David DobrikCopyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

Colts to sign Brian Hoyer to three-year, $12M deal, report says

first_imgThe Colts are shoring up their quarterback room, as they’ve agreed to terms with veteran Brian Hoyer.Indianapolis is signing the 33-year-old QB to a three-year, $12 million deal, according to NFL Network, which cites unidentified league sources. NFL free agency rumors: Veteran corner Orlando Scandrick visiting Texans Steelers, Joe Haden agree to extension, he confirms; reported 2-year deal worth $22M Former #Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer is signing with the #Colts, source said. It’s a 3-year deal worth $12M. A new home and a big spot filled behind another ex-teammate, Jacoby Brissett.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2019The Colts were thrown for a loop when Andrew Luck unexpectedly retired late last month, making Jacoby Brissett the team’s starter. While Brissett did throw for 3,098 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Colts when Luck sat out the 2017 season, Hoyer will be a nice insurance policy behind him. Related Newscenter_img Hoyer competed to back up New England’s Tom Brady this preseason but lost out to rookie Jarrett Stidham and was released by the Patriots on cutdown day. However, Hoyer drew interest from at least six teams after his release, according to SiriusXM radio.Hoyer has started 37 games and thrown for 48 touchdowns, along with 30 interceptions, over his 10-year career.He’s spent time with the Patriots, Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Bears and 49ers.last_img read more