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Anritsu and Qualcomm Complete 5G Standalone (SA) Connection Test

12/4/2018

Allen, TX – December 4, 2018 – Anritsu Corporation announces the successful completion of 5G Standalone (SA) connection testing between Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and a mobile smartphone form-factor test device from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, including the company’s 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements. This latest milestone follows previous successful joint integration testing of the 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) mode earlier this year.

Anritsu has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies for years on 3G and 4G technologies, helping to support its chipset development, and now delivering comprehensive 3GPP 5G NR-compliant protocol and RF measurement test solutions for the family of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modems.

The SA mode uses 5G NR technology to send and receive both data and control signalling between 5G base stations and mobile terminals. With commercial 5G NR SA services expected to start in China in 2019, there is increasing urgency to deliver a connection test environment supporting development of SA mobile terminals.

Anritsu’s market-leading 5G NR test solution supports both SA and NSA mobile terminals today and will help to ensure timely introduction of 5G NR mobile devices for the first rollout of commercial 5G services in early 2019.

MT8000A Outline

With its leading-edge NSA and SA base-station simulation functionality required for developing 5G chipsets, Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A supports the latest 5G technologies, including 4x4 MIMO, to increase data communication speeds in the sub-6 GHz band. It also fully supports 8CC for wideband mmWave testing and already covers all 5G frequency bands to be used by the first 5G deployments, as well as 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.5 GHz in the FR1 band, together with 28 GHz and 39 GHz in the FR2 band.

The MT8000A is a highly flexible test platform optimized for both protocol and RF testing. The Rapid Test Designer (RTD) software environment delivers an intuitive user interface for creating, executing, and analyzing 5G NSA and SA protocol tests, while the complementary RF measurement software suite provides a flexible and efficient RF test environment for developers of 5G NR chipsets and mobile terminals.

About Anritsu Corporation

Anritsu Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

To learn more visit www.anritsu.com and follow Anritsu on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Kim.Collins(ATMARK)anritsu.com
972.761.4625
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Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations
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973.263.5475