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Signalling Tester (Base Station Simulator) MD8430A

Signalling Tester (Base Station Simulator)

MD8430A
This product has been discontinued
Overview
  • Supports LTE-Advanced FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation (CA) 2CCs, 3CCs and 4CCs
  • Supports LTE-Advanced FDD/TDD Release 12
  • One MD8430A supports CA handover, 4×4 MIMO and 8×2 MIMO
  • Supports full-digital fading test
  • Supports DL 800 Mbps (3CCs, 4CCs), 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

Wireless devices are evolving quickly into multimedia smartphones with fast data connections due to widespread deployment of high-speed standards, such as LTE/LTE-Advanced. The Signalling Tester MD8430A is a key LTE-Advanced base station simulator for developing 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/LTE-Advanced 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-Advanced protocol/R&D test solution to help developers bring LTE-Advanced wireless devices to market as fast 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 Standard Test Model (STM)
  • LTE Performance Test Model (PTM)
  • LTE Enhanced Test Model (ETM)
Specifications
Model/Name LTE Standard Test Model
(STM)
LTE Performance Test Model
(PTM)
LTE Enhanced Test Model
(ETM)
Interface RF, Digital IQ RF, Digital IQ, Baseband Fading*1
Frequency Band Max. 20 MHz
UE Category Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9*2, 10*2, 11*2, 12*2
DL Category 6, 7, 9*2, 10*2, 11*2, 12*2,13*2, 15*2
UL Category 3, 5, 7
Max. Data Rate (DL) 150 Mbps (PHY: 300 Mbps) 800 Mbps
Max. Data Rate (UL) 50 Mbps 100 Mbps
MIMO 2×2 MIMO 2×2 MIMO, 4×2 MIMO 2×2 MIMO, 4×2 MIMO, 4×4 MIMO*3, 8×2 MIMO*3, 8×4 MIMO*4
Max. No. of Base Station Active + adjacent BTS: 4
(Max. Active BTS: 2)
Active + adjacent BTS: 6*5
(Max. Active BTS: 2)
Active + adjacent BTS: 6
(Max. Active BTS: 4)
Handover (including at MIMO) Intra-frequency, Inter-frequency handover*6 Available*7
Carrier Aggregation:
No. of Component Carriers (DL)*8
2*9 3*10, *11
Carrier Aggregation:
No. of Component Carriers (UL)*8
2

*1: Requires MD8430A-067 and two MD8430A sets for baseband fading. (ETM 2 sets or ETM & BTM)
*2: Requires two MD8430A sets. (ETM 2 sets or ETM & BTM)
*3: Requires MD8430A-075.
*4: Requires MD8430A-076.
*5: For 4×2 MIMO, the maximum number of base stations is 1, the number of active base stations + number of adjacent base stations is 5.
*6: Handover of CA is not supported.
*7: Requires two MD8430A sets for inter-frequency handover of CA. (ETM 2 sets or ETM & BTM)
*8: Requires MD8430A-085.
*9: The active base station is used as the component carrier.
*10: Requires MD8430A-088 for 4CA.
*11: Requires two MD8430A sets for 3CA MIMO and 4CA MIMO. (ETM 2 sets or ETM & BTM)

 

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 LTE:
350 MHz to 3.0 GHz, 350 MHz to 3.8 GHz (with MD8430A-002), 350 MHz to 6.0 GHz (with MD8430A-006)
W-CDMA:
400 MHz to 3.0 GHz, 400 MHz to 3.8 GHz (with MD8430A-002, MD8430 A-006)
GSM:
400 MHz to 2.0 GHz
(setting resolution: 100 kHz)
Access Method LTE: OFDMA, W-CDMA: CDMA, GSM: TDMA
Modulation Method LTE: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, 256 QAM
W-CDMA: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
GSM: GMSK, 8 PSK
Modulation Accuracy LTE:
≤2%, 18° to 28°C, Sub output: 0 dBm, LTE (OFDM, 64QAM, 20 MHz band)
W-CDMA:
≤3.5%, 18° to 28°C, Sub output: 0 dBm, W-CDMA (transmitting CPICH, ICH)
GSM:
≤1.5 deg., 18° to 28°C, Sub output: 0 dBm, GMSK
≤3.5%, 18° to 28°C, Sub output: 0 dBm, 8PSK
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 LTE:
350 MHz to 3.0 GHz, 350 MHz to 3.8 GHz (with MD8430A-002), 350 MHz to 6.0 GHz (with MD8430A-006)
W-CDMA:
400 MHz to 3.0 GHz, 400 MHz to 3.8 GHz (with MD8430A-002, MD8430A-006)
GSM:
400 MHz to 2.0 GHz
(setting resolution:  100 kHz)
Access Method LTE: SC-FDMA, W-CDMA: CDMA, GSM: TDMA
Modulation Method LTE: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
W-CDMA: BPSK, 4 PAM
GSM: GMSK, 8 PSK
Synchronization Acquirable Range LTE: ±100 μs (PRACH), ±30 μs (PUSCH)
W-CDMA: ±100 chips (PRACH), ±100 chips (DPCCH)
GSM: 0 to 63 symbols (SACCH)
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