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Signaling Tester (Base Station Simulator) MD8430A

 
Signaling Tester (Base Station Simulator) MD8430A
Features
  • Early support for 3GPP LTE-Advanced (FDD/TDD)
    Release 10 CA (Carrier Aggregation) (FDD/TDD) 2CCs
    (CC: Component Carriers) and 3CCs
  • Early support for 3GPP LTE-Advanced (FDD/TDD) Release 11
  • One MD8430A support CA handover and 8×2 MIMO
  • Supports DL 300 Mbps (2CCs), UL 100 Mbps throughput test
  • Inter-RAT tests making effective use of previous MD8480C
    (UTRAN/GERAN), and MD8475A (CDMA2000) hardware
    investments
  • Optimized investment from first R&D to protocol
    conformance testing
  • Full development and analysis toolset cuts L1, L2 and L3
    scenario development time and costs

Technology

- LTE

Wireless devices are evolving quickly into multimedia smartphones with fast data connections due to widespread deployment of high-speed standards, such as LTE. The MD8430A Signalling Tester is a key LTE base station simulator for developing 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced compliant chipsets and wireless devices. In addition to verifying normal communications procedures, it supports fault operation tests, which are difficult to perform at connection with live base stations. It also supports LTE terminal R&D and verification tests under various conditions. Based on extensive experience in 3G markets, Anritsu has developed the MD8430A as a powerful LTE protocol/R&D test solution to help developers bring LTE wireless devices to market as soon as possible.


A choice of MD8430A models designed for early chipset and UE development, function tests, and performance tests ranging from carrier acceptance to protocol conformance tests, plus retrofit upgrades between models, allows developers to customize their hardware investment to current needs while assuring flexible future upgrade options.

  • LTE Function Test Model (FTM)
  • LTE Standard Test Model (STM)
  • LTE Performance Test (PTM)
  • LTE Enhanced Test Model (ETM)

 

Model/Name LTE Function
Test Model
(FTM)
LTE Standard
Test Model
(STM)
LTE Performance
Test Model
(PTM)
LTE Enhanced
Test Model
(ETM)
Interface RF, Digital IQ
Frequency Band Max 20 MHz
UE Category Category 1, 2, 3 Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 (PHY) Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Max Data Rate (DL) 75 Mbps 150 Mbps (PHY: 300 Mbps) 300 Mbps
Max Data Rate (UL) 50 Mbps 100 Mbps
No. of Simultaneous
Tx Frequencies
1 2 (2x2 MIMO),
4 (SISO)
2 (2x2 MIMO, 4x2 MIMO),
4 (SISO)
MIMO No 2x2 MIMO 2x2 MIMO, 4x2 MIMO 2x2 MIMO, 4x2 MIMO, 8x2 MIMO 
Max No. of Base Station Active + adjacent BTS: 1
(Max.Active BTS: 1)
Active + adjacent BTS: 4
(Max.Active BTS: 2)
Active + adjacent BTS: 6*1
(Max.Active BTS: 2)
Active + adjacent BTS: 6
(Max.Active BTS: 4)
Handover (including MIMO) Not available Intra-frequency, Inter-frequency handover*4 Available
2 units for CA with Inter-Frequency
Carrier Aggregation:
No. of Component Carriers (DL)*3
No 2*2
Carrier Aggregation:
No. of Component Carriers (UL)*3
No 2*2
*1:For 4 x 2 MIMO, the maximum number of base stations is 1, the number of active base stations + number of adjacent base stations is 5.
*2:The active base station is used as the component carrier.
*3:Requires MD8430A-085.
*4:Handover of Carrier Aggregation is not supported.

 

Transmission signal Maximum level Main connector: -40 dBm (Maximum setting level at Main connector: -20 dBm)
Sub connector: 0 dBm
Level accuracy ±1.5 dB
Main connector: -113 dBm ≤ Level ≤  -40 dBm
Sub connector: -113 dBm ≤  Level ≤  0 dBm
* After calibration, 18° to 28°C, for calibration CW
Frequency 350 MHz to 3.0 GHz*(setting resolution: 100 kHz)
* 350 MHz to 3.8 GHz using MD8430A-002.
Access method OFDMA
Modulation method QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
Modulation accuracy ≤ 2%
Sub output, 0 dBm, 18° to 28°C
LTE (OFDM, 64QAM, 20 MHz band)
Received signal Input level Setting demodulation range
  Based on the value set for the Reference Power
  QPSK: –28 to +15 dB
  16QAM: –21 to +15 dB
  64QAM: –15 to +15 dB
  (Input signal: EVM ≤ 1%, BER ≤1×10−12, 20 MHz band, SC-FDMA)
  • Main connector input:
     Reference Power setting range: −20 to +20 dBm
     However, within the input level range from −30 to +35 dBm
  • Sub connector input:
     Reference power setting range: –35 to +5 dBm
     However, within the input level range from −45 to +20 dBm
Level accuracy Main connector: ±3.0 dB
Sub connector: ±3.0 dB
* At 18° to 28°C, for calibration CW, within the Main input level range from −30 to +35 dBm, the Sub input level range from −45 to +20 dBm, and the reference power range of ±15 dB
Frequency 350 MHz to 3.0 GHz* (setting resolution: 100 kHz)
* 350 MHz to 3.8 GHz using MD8430A-002.
Access method SC-FDMA
Modulation method QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

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