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Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C

Radio Communication Analyzer


Wireless Communication Tester for UE Development

  • Supports all cellular technologies compliant with 3GPP/3GPP2 UE RF TRX tests
  • 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
  • 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 Test Capability Today

The Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C is designed for R&D into mobile devices (User Equipment: UE), such as smartphones, tablets and M2M modules. It builds on the technologies of its popular predecessor, the MT8820C used worldwide by UE and chipset vendors.
All technologies ranging from LTE-Advanced to 3G/2G are supported with easy-to-use measurement functions for more efficient RF adjustment and testing in one unit.

 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 5 GHz Unlicensed Band, the MT8821C is the ideal test solution whatever the measurement scenario.

Supported communication technologies: LTE/LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO
One-touch Settings and PASS/FAIL Judgment
With preset measurement parameters based on the 3GPP RF test standard cases, the MT8821C simplifies measurement. In addition, PASS/FAIL judgment of measurement results are performed automatically according to the test standard 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 the 3GPP RF test standard compliant automatic remote control sample tool.
Operation is as simple as selecting the required test case from RF test items in the remote control sample tool, so even new users can easily configure automated test environment.
Flexible Parameter Setting
The MT8821C runs TRX measurement using parameters specified by the 3GPP/3GPP2 RF test standards. In addition, flexible parameter settings support both RF parametric and simple protocol testing.
RF Calibration
With high-speed measurement supported by chipsets vendors, the MT8821C increases measurement efficiency by reducing time required for RF calibration.


 Enhanced GUI for Efficient Operability

Better operability and visibility have been achieved using an enhanced next-generation GUI and easy-to-use large touch panel.
As well as operating screens by touching and swiping, easy operation is supported by one-touch switching between grouped/individual graph lists and results outline/detail displays.
Further, the efficiency of complex setting work is improved by a parameter search function, bookmarking function for commonly used parameters, and a function for setting test parameters using one-touch button operation.


 Functional Testing

The MT8821C is also ideal for
  • OTA (Over The Air) testing
  • SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing
  • Power consumption testing
  • Inter-RAT measurement, DSDA RF testing
  • End-to-End communication testing
  • Supports VoLTE voice/video echoback testing

 Backwards Compatibility/MT8820C to MT8821C Upgrade

Since the MT8821C remote commands maintain good backwards compatibility with the legacy MT8820 series, previously used remote tools are supported, 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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