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Anritsu utilizes its original and high-level technologies to provide measurement, quality assurance and information network solutions in the industrial electronics, security and other markets, with a focus on telecommunication networks and related markets.

Research & Dev.

Anritsu pursues next-generation advanced technologies, which is why R&D is a source of its competitiveness.

The Company maintains close relationships with major customers around the world to offer solutions that accommodate their TTM, based on original and high-level technologies.

R&D Structure

Anritsu has research and development bases in Japan, the United States and Europe, which employ component technologies and acquire and share new technologies while developing new products globally.

In our measurement businesses, we combined our wireline and wireless divisions in Japan and integrated the development department of the R&D Center, which performed research and development of fundamental technologies, with the development departments of the business divisions.

This improved development efficiency by concentrating research and development resources and responded to the advent of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC).

Furthermore, in 2009 we reorganized research and development into two groups: measurement for leading-edge technologies, such as LTE, and general purpose measurement, which generates stable profits. As a result, we are flexibly developing solutions that precisely meet market and customer needs in each area.


Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a communications protocol for 3.9G next-generation mobile phones.

In addition to dramatically increasing data transmission speed, LTE is emerging as a key technology for realizing the seamless convergence of wireline and wireless networks as it is based on Internet Protocol (IP).

LTE measurement represents a substantial business opportunity with the potential of becoming a pillar of growth for the next ten years or more.

Anritsu is leveraging the close relationships it has cultivated with customers in 3G to increase its presence to become a key player.


Standardization initiatives are an important part of Anritsu’s research and development activities. We are working to standardize communications protocols through participation in the international standards body ITU-T1 and the next-generation network forum 3GPP.

In mobile phone systems, Anritsu has been involved in determining communications protocols from the earliest stages. As a result, we have provided measuring equipment for the world’s largest number of approved conformance tests of transmission protocols between base stations and mobile handsets.

Manufacturers of mobile handsets and chipsets throughout the world use our measuring instruments to test mobile handsets because handsets that pass are recognized as 3GPP compatible. This contributes to the smooth growth and development of 3G mobile phone systems.

Anritsu continues to conduct similar activities in LTE as well. As Sub-Chair of a protocol conformance testing group, Anritsu is promoting the formulation of protocols for commercial LTE services scheduled to begin in 2010 in Japan and the United States.

For wireline systems, Anritsu has participated in ITU-T for approximately 20 years to promote standardization of jitter and wander2 measurement technologies. Our initiatives have included proposals of measurement technologies for 10Gbit/s, 40Gbit/s and other optical communications systems that have set standards.

Leading global corporations in the telecommunications industry participate in each standards body. Anritsu will continue to use the relationships, knowledge and technologies gained from its aggressive standardization initiatives in product development in order to provide timely, competitive solutions.

Note 1. ITU-T: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Telecommunication Standardization Sector, which sets standards for the telecommunications field as a bureau of the International Telecommunication Union.

Note 2. Jitter and wander:
Defined respectively as short- and long-term variations in signal reception rates in a digital network due to noise or other interference during transmission.

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