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First Handheld Solution for Measuring WiMAX in the Field Introduced by Anritsu Company

10/10/2006
MT8222A BTS Master™ Now Tests Fixed WiMAX Signals, in Addition to Offering Cable and Antenna Analysis, Spectrum Analysis, and Power and Interference Measurements

Anritsu Company introduces Fixed WiMAX (802.16-2004) test options for its MT8222A BTS Master that make the analyzer the first handheld field solution for measuring WiMAX. The Fixed WiMAX test options, for RF measurements and demodulation, expand the analysis capability of the BTS Master, which already features cable and antenna analysis, spectrum analysis, power meter, interference analysis, Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT), channel scanner, and power monitor.

The Fixed WiMAX options make the BTS Master a single-instrument solution for engineers, technicians, and contractors responsible for the deployment of WiMAX networks. With the Fixed WiMAX RF measurements option, the BTS Master can measure the transmitted signal strength and signal shape of the selected BTS transmission. The option includes familiar channel spectrum, power versus time, ACPR, and RF summary screens. The Fixed WiMAX Demodulator option analyzes OFDM signals and displays detailed measurements for evaluating transmitter modulation performance.

All the inherent advantages of the BTS Master design, including a large display, lightweight (9 pounds) and durability, are brought to Fixed WiMAX measurements because of the new options. The BTS Master’s popular Pass/Fail Mode can be used with the options as well. With this feature, technicians can select a test procedure and the BTS Master displays the test results in table format with clear PASS or FAIL indications that include min/max thresholds and actual measured results.

Anritsu’s Master Software Tools can also be used with the Fixed WiMAX options. The comprehensive data management and analysis software allows custom tests to be created and downloaded into the BTS Master to ensure performance of a WiMAX network.

The BTS Master combines the functionality of a cable and antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer, power meter, interference analyzer, channel scanner, transmitter analyzer, bias tee and T1 analyzer. In addition to Fixed WiMax analysis, it can conduct WCDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE RF and demodulation, and WCDMA/HSDPA Over the Air (OTA) measurements.

The Fixed WiMAX RF Measurements option price starts at $1,250 and the Fixed WiMAX Demodulation option starts at $4,950. The base MT8222A BTS Master’s price starts at $18,950. Delivery is 6 to 8 weeks.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company (www.us.anritsu.com) is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. With its recent acquisition of NetTest, Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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