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Anritsu Achieves Leading Coverage of 5G NR Protocol Conformance Test Validations at PTCRB PVG#88 Meeting

4/7/2020

Allen, TX – April 7, 2020 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) Validation Group (PVG) has approved the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) Protocol Conformance tests on Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at its PVG#88 meeting in February. The validations were subsequently officially accepted during the PTCRB#103 meeting in March.

Anritsu validations included tests for Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, Standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering Time Division Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD). As a result, the Anritsu ME7834NR has strengthened its position as the leading Protocol Conformance Test Platform, providing the broadest test coverage in the industry. This enables operators, chipset suppliers, device manufacturers, and test houses to accelerate the certification and introduction of new 5G devices and services.

The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in Test Specification (TS) 38.523. They have been validated across multiple Sub-6 GHz Frequency Range 1 (FR1), and millimeter-wave (mmWave) Frequency Range 2 (FR2) frequency bands.

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB as Test Platform (TP) 251. The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in SA and NSA modes, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new DFF (Direct Far Field) OTA RF Chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR also covers the mmWave 5G frequency bands. The ME7834NR offers a seamless upgrade path from legacy ME7834L and ME7834LA platforms used in LTE and LTE-Advanced.

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 instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. 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
Kim.Collins(ATMARK)anritsu.com
972.761.4625
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3E Public Relations
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973.263.5475

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