The appearance of fifth-generation (5G) mobile systems using different technologies than previous 3G and 4G (LTE) systems, such as inclusion of both wireless and wired technologies, is driving large network (social infrastructure) innovations.
These 5G innovations are spreading into industrial fields with accelerating development of self-driving vehicles and the "connected car" in the automotive world. IoT (internet of things) using these 5G innovations is spreading with feasibility and prototype testing in various fields, including automotive, medical, security, construction (remote sensing), and entertainment.
With the start of 5G applications various new services are appearing, causing increased data traffic volumes that are adversely impacting not only wireless access but are also spreading to base stations, transmission equipment, and data centers.
With a wealth of experience in wireless to wired technologies, Anritsu is ideally positioned to assist with tailored measurement solutions for every field, including 5G, IoT, automotive, data center, and more.
5G Test Platform
Strengthening 5G Signalling and RF Measurements
As part of the development of mobile communications systems through 3G and onwards to 4G, Anritsu has worked on evaluating customers' products in cooperation with vendors of chipsets and communications modules as well as terminal makers, helping accumulate know-how about various technologies, including signalling, protocol and RF measurement, and forming the basis of the company's product strengths.
Today, the culmination of these strengths in 5G chipset evaluation is Anritsu's Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A measurement solution(supported both sub-6GHz and millimeter-wave), which has been adopted by world-leading customers including 5G chipset vendors for chipset signalling/protocol evaluations as well as for evaluating RF performance in OTA(Over The Air) environment with chamber.
Customers using the MT8000A to develop commercial 5G products can now get ahead of the competition and shorten TTM.
Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A
RF Chamber MA8171A
Click the links below to see Anritsu's advantages in successful 5G signalling/protocol and RF performance tests.
Key 5G Test Factors: What is Signalling?
With previous 3G and even 4G (LTE) mobile systems, calling on a smartphone requires input of the phone number to be called, dialing that number, and answering by the called party, and the connection is cut when either phone is hung up. The handling of this sequence between the calling smartphone, the intervening base stations, and the called smartphone uses a communication procedure called signalling.
As an example, information such as communications bandwidth, encoding method, etc is obtained by signalling between the actual smartphone (mobile phone) and base stations.
This signalling (protocol) is specified by respective standards for previous 3G and 4G (LTE) systems.
And the 5G signalling specification is also standardized by 3GPP. In addition to having faster speeds, larger capacity, multiple connections, and lower latency, 5G requires much more complex signalling to support coexistence with 4G and previous systems. As a result, for the complex signalling vendors developing 5G chipsets, wireless communications modules, and terminals such as smartphones must need to further evaluate messages (whether notified normally) sent and received in data communication etc. during signalling, as well as RF signal (tests, measurements) during signalling.
Based on its experience in face-to-face consultations to help customers' engineering teams overcome difficulties in deploying 3G and 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE), Anritsu has accumulated key strengths in various technologies and know-how, including signalling, protocol and RF measurement.
Anritsu uses these strengths built over many years to offer customers optimized 5G measurement solutions supporting the fastest time to market (TTM).
Achievements with 5G Chipset Vendors
Anritsu's Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A measurement solution has supported world-leading 5G chipset vendors; see below for more details.
Other 5G Measurement Solutions
In additional to MT8000A, Anritsu has various 5G measurement solutions and products.
5G Testing Anritsu (Video)
5G, 4G and 3G Testing with Anritsu
Anritsu offers 5G measurement solutions supporting 5G innovation based on the company's deep technical knowledge and experience in wireless and wired markets. Anritsu measurement solutions will support your 5G developments and help bring your finished products to market sooner.
Anritsu 5G Contents
Anritsu has various 5G measurement solutions and products.
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Anritsu Core message for 5G market
Anritsu has provided optimal measurement solutions for communication so far with the development of its technology. Today, users are demanding more advanced, reliable and diverse services, and 5G technology is trying to realize that requirement as "People, ecosystem that things connect with network".
Via 3G, the communications develop into LTE-Advanced Pro as an extended 4G, and 5G added on 4G are not only advanced voice and data communication, but also expanding its scope to IoT (Internet of Things) where things are connected to the network, Automotive represented by automatic driving, and cloud services that are backbone of these various applications.
Anritsu has cultivated technology and experience in mobile radio measurement with RF and protocol test, high-speed interface measurement, optical / IP data communication measurement, high-frequency measurement with customers so far.
- Timely, optimum, high-quality measurement solutions
- Extensive lineup and experience from Wireless to Wired leading to 3G/4G to 5G
- Measurement solution corresponding to the utilization of 5G technology such as IoT, Automotive
We will contribute to customer's 5G product development and future innovation of network.
Anritsu supports the continually evolving field of data communications by developing measurement solutions for a wide variety of systems, services, and applications. Anritsu solutions are securing safety and stability in many fields across society, including QA measurement systems, food and pharmaceutical contaminant and checkweigher inspection systems, remote monitoring and control systems, bandwidth control equipment, and more.