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Anritsu Company Adds Bluetooth 5.1 BLE AoA/AoD Capability to Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B


New Option Supports Latest Standards to Help Ensure Compliance and Speed Time to Market of BLE 5.1 Devices and Equipment

Allen, TX – August 26, 2019 – Anritsu Company introduces a new option for its Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B to support the latest Bluetooth® Core v5.1 (BT 5.1) specification for evaluating new key positioning services. With the new BLE AoA/AoD Option MT8852B-037, the MT8852B can conduct efficient RF-signal Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) measurements to help speed time to market and lower test costs during development, validation, and manufacturing of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1 devices and equipment.

The higher position accuracy offered by BLE AoA/AoD creates a better user experience and allows for applications such as accurate inventory tracking and indoor navigation systems. With the new option installed on the MT8852B, engineers can ensure that emerging products and services comply with the latest specification.

MT8852B Outline

The MT8852B supports the test procedures specified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) RF Test Specifications for performing the various Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), BLE, Bluetooth Audio, and other measurements required by developers, manufacturers, and vendors of Bluetooth chipsets, modules, devices, and systems. The MT8852B test set comes with PC application software for development work, as well as displaying test packets graphically. The application software also performs automatic Pass/Fail evaluation for test limits to simplify fault troubleshooting at the development and prototyping stages.

A patented Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) test function for 2.4-GHz band WLAN equipment allows the MT8852B to conduct coexistence tests. The test set also supports CombiTests for configuring automated turnkey solutions for testing in high-volume production environments.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, 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.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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