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Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C

Radio Communication Analyzer

MT8821C
This product has been discontinued
Overview

Wireless Communication Tester for UE Development

  • Supports all cellular technologies compliant with 3GPP/3GPP2 UE RF TRX tests including LTE/LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO
  • Support LTE-Advanced Down Link Carrier Aggregation 5CCs SISO tests in one unit
  • Supports LTE-Advanced Down Link Carrier Aggregation 2CCs 4x4 MIMO and 4CCs 2x2 MIMO tests in one unit
  • Supports LTE-Advanced Down Link Carrier Aggregation 3CCs 4x4 MIMO tests in two units  NEW
  • Supports VoLTE voice/video echoback tests
  • Supports up to 6 GHz
  • 160 MHz wide frequency bandwidth (Generator/Analyzer)
  • Next generation GUI with large touch panel
  • Backwards compatibility with the MT8820 series

Tomorrow's Wireless Testing Today

The MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer is designed for R&D of mobile devices / user equipment (UE), such as smartphones, tablets and M2M modules. It builds on the technologies of its popular predecessor, the MT8820C, preferred by UE and chipset vendors worldwide.

The new MT8821C supports all technologies, ranging from LTE-Advanced to 3G/2G, with its easy-to-use measurement functions for efficient RF adjustment and testing in one unit.

It even supports LTE-A 3CC and will support 4CC Carrier Aggregation with 2x2 MIMO in a single box as well as LTE-U/LAA.

 RF TRX Measurement

3GPP UE RF Measurement
With built-in support for the UE RF TRX tests compliant with the various communications standards, such as the LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U/LAA) in the 5 GHz band, the MT8821C is the ideal test solution for any measurement scenario.

Supported communication technologies include LTE/LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA and CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO.
One-touch Settings and PASS/FAIL Judgment
The MT8821C simplifies measurements with its preset measurement parameters based on the 3GPP specified RF test cases. In addition, it automatically performs the PASS/FAIL judgment of measurement results, per the standard test conditions.
Remote Control Sample Tool
The MT8821C can be configured in an automated test system using either GPIB or Ethernet for remote control. Anritsu also provides a 3GPP RF test standard compliant automatic remote control sample tool called ATS.

Operation is as simple as selecting the required test case from the RF test items in the remote control sample tool. Even new users can easily configure an automated test environment, which reduces training time and increases productivity.
Flexible Parameter Setting
The MT8821C runs TRX measurements using the parameters specified by the 3GPP/3GPP2 RF test standards. In addition, the flexible parameter settings support both RF parametric and simple protocol testing.
RF Calibration
With high-speed measurement modes supported by chipsets vendors, the MT8821C increases measurement efficiency by reducing the time required for RF calibration of cellular chipsets and devices.

 

 Enhanced GUI for Efficient Operability

The new MT8821C’s next-generation windows-based GUI and easy-to-use large touch panel significantly enhance operability and visibility, compared to other instruments. Users can operate the MT8821C by simply touching and swiping the screen, as well as benefit from the ease and speed of one-touch switching between grouped/individual graph lists and results outline/detail displays.

The MT8821C also efficiently simplifies the traditionally complex settings process with its easy parameter search, bookmarking of commonly used parameters and setting test parameters functions – all with just one touch of a button.

 

 Built-in Windows Server PC for IP Data Throughput Testing

With the built-in Windows 7 PC, you can execute IP data transfer tests without an external server PC. The MT8821C supports 450 Mbps Cat. 9 LTE 3CC Carrier Aggregation IP data throughput testing today.

 

 Built-in Flexible Internal RF Front End

The MT8821C has a built-in internal RF front end with switches and RF dividers to eliminate the need for external combiners or a test set, thus simplifying test setup and calibration. The signals can be combined for conducted measurements or output each carrier aggregation and MIMO downlink signal to separate ports for OTA testing. It even has a port to insert the signal from an interfering signal generator or output the uplink signal to an external spectrum analyzer for out-of-band spurious measurements.

 

 Functional Testing

The MT8821C is also ideal for
  • OTA (Over-The-Air) testing
  • SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing
  • Power consumption testing
  • Inter-RAT measurement report testing, Dual SIM (DSDA) testing, or SVLTE
  • End-to-End IP Data Throughput Testing
  • Supports VoLTE voice/video echoback testing

 

 Backwards Compatibility/MT8820C to MT8821C Upgrade

Since the new MT8821C’s remote commands maintain good backwards compatibility with the legacy MT8820 series, the MT8821C supports the previously used remote tools, helping reduce costs when configuring automated test environments.

Anritsu also offers an upgrade path from the MT8820C to the MT8821C, making full use of the existing MT8820C hardware and software to maximize previous investment in the MT8820C and keep MT8821C costs down.

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