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Anritsu provides cutting-edge solutions for telecommunications technologies ranging from indoor coverage mapping in small wireless systems to spectrum analysis and over the air testing in large wireless networks. Our complete solutions are designed to meet your ever-changing market needs.

5G - 5G, 4G and 3G Testing with Anritsu

The appearance of fifth-generation (5G) communications systems is creating huge innovation right now. This 5G innovation covers not only diversified applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the automotive field, such as self-driving vehicles and the “connected car”, but is also spreading into application-backbone Cloud services.
Anritsu expects to play a key role in helping customers with innovative 5G developments based on the company’s long experience in wired and wireless technologies for 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) systems.

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5G-based IoT(5G/IoT)

A wide product line ranging from wired to wireless for 3G, 4G, and now 5G, plus long experience in measurement technologies, helps Anritsu’s fast, optimized, high-quality test solutions for 5G-based IoT (5G/IoT) markets cut customers’ development costs and time to market.

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Base Station Testing

The base station is at the core of your RF wireless installation. It’s where you make the connections for your cables, antennas, transmitters and receivers. And it’s where most problems can occur that can affect performance through component failures, wireless interference or incorrect installation or maintenance. The result can be unacceptable downtime for your networks, and time-consuming work to fix the problem by your field techs.

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Bluetooth Wireless Technology

By eliminating wires and simplifying connections between everyday appliances, Bluetooth wireless technology influences our lives in many ways.

Anritsu provides leading-edge technology incorporated in test and measurement solutions for the optical, RF/microwave, wireless, and datacomm/telecomm industries as well as unique solutions in electronic and optical components.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Anritsu is under license.

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Connecting the IoT World Testing with Anritsu

Anritsu's high-quality optimum test solutions for the rapidly growing IoT market (IoT devices and products) are based on its wide-ranging wired-to-wireless measurement technologies and its technologies acquired at the cutting edge of mobile and wireless. As a result, Anritsu helps its customers grow their IoT businesses using next-generation 5G communications.

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Mobile traffic volumes are growing rapidly due to the spread of OTT video services (YouTube, Mobile IPTV, etc.). Consequently, so-called small-cell networks are being deployed to create a better communications environment by expanding available bandwidth per mobile terminal. In densely populated areas, the bandwidth per mobile terminal is inadequate and deployment of multiple small cells supports a better communications environment.

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C-band Deployment and Testing

C-band spectrum is the perfect balance between low and high bands offering a good compromise between coverage and high throughput for 5G cellular networks. C-band frequency can cover wide distances and has expected peak data rates between 600 Mbps and 900 Mbps. Care must be taken to avoid interference with other RF systems in the same bands.

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Massive network densification is required to support the surge in demand for mobile data and support of the Internet of Things (IoT). Future requirements will only be met if the implementation of the whole network is reconsidered, which is achieved by network virtualization in a C-RAN architecture.

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Ethernet is a communications standard used primarily for the Internet. With the demand for higher Internet speed, data centers handling core data networks between cities as well as metro networks within cities, are already implementing upgrades to ultra-fast Ethernet speeds.

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Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel is a communications standard featuring efficient and fast transfer of the large data volumes required by financial institutions, data centers, etc. Cloud services, using data centers accessed via networks, are increasingly popular for storing data and are generating an increased demand for Fibre Channel testing.

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Public safety professionals need reliable communications to aid them in their lifesaving missions. Many tasks today require broadband services, i.e. when these first responders need to access data-intensive applications, search databases, or share pictures and videos. There is a clear need for rugged, easy-to-use devices designed to meet public safety requirements, as well as provide advanced features and services that enhance their ability to do their jobs.

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Interference Hunting

Interference hunting requires the ability to spot, find and fix a known interferer which is not always an easy task. Not only having the right tools, but the ability to properly identify the issue is key to interference hunting. As strange as it may sound, the first step to solving an interference issue is actually determining that there really is interference. Sometimes there are other issues at play that cause a communications system to work less than optimally but don’t actually involve an outside signal.

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Land Mobile Radio (LMR)

Next-generation public safety communications will more than likely pair narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks for voice with broadband LTE networks for high speed data. Ensuring these networks are properly installed and maintained is critical to ensuring mission-critical public safety communication and keeping the public safe. The Anritsu S412E LMR Master is the only solution on the market today that provides a quick, easy, and cost-effective means of verifying the operation of both narrowband LMR and broadband LTE networks, and when necessary, diagnosing problems.

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LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a standard for wireless broadband communications for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA standards. The challenge for wireless device developers is to offer the right services and be able to support a variety of systems to ensure their devices can connect globally on any mobile network.

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Microwave Components and Device Characterization

Developing next-generation components and devices incorporating high-speed LTE and 5G design schemes requires highly accurate test solutions that can measure complex signals fast and efficiently. Anritsu has the test answers for the most difficult design questions to ensure products operate in any application, from M2M modules for IoT systems and connected cars to high-bandwidth commercial wireless networks and defense systems.

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Anritsu's comprehensive OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) range ensures fast and highly accurate measurements of optical fiber cables with a unique range of handheld, benchtop, and OEM module solutions. An OTDR is used to test Passive Optical Network (PON) installations, submarine optical fiber cables, etc.

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OTN is seen as the best transport solution because it offers fault management, performance monitoring, and protection mechanisms, coupled with a low cost-of-entry point and the ability to support current infrastructure with Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET and PDH/DSn networks.

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Passive Intermodulation (PIM)

PIM is a growing issue for cellular network operators. PIM issues may occur as existing equipment ages, when co-locating new carriers, or when installing new equipment. PIM can create interference that will reduce a cell’s receive sensitivity or even block calls. This interference can affect both the cell that creates it, as well as other nearby receivers.

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Remote Spectrum Monitoring

Interference detection and spectrum monitoring is used to characterize spectrum occupancy. Using a spectrum monitoring system facilitates the identification and removal of illegal or unlicensed interference signals. By monitoring spectrum on a continual basis, problem signals can be identified as they occur in real time.

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Shockline NLTL

Nonlinear Transmission Line (NLTL) technology has historically been used for pulse shaping applications and in digitizing oscilloscopes. Over the years it has proven itself to be a highly credible, robust technology. It has been refined by Anritsu for high-frequency use, and complemented with novel monolithic broadband directional bridges, multiplexers, and other key components.

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Signal Integrity

Today's signal integrity engineers are challenged to meet high data rates, due to increasing demand for data generated from cloud computing, smart phones and LTE services. The need to minimize costs, and close the loop of simulation and measurement are essential. Fortunately the latest Vector Network Analyzer and Signal Quality Analyzer technologies can provide a solution to these challenges.

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The ITU-T SyncE (Synchronous Ethernet) and IEEE 1588 v2 standards support synchronized timing of data between base stations in order to permit uninterrupted transmission as the Smartphones move between base stations.

Anritsu’s Ethernet test solutions support standard Ethernet communications and provide the ideal platforms for verifying, developing and troubleshooting SyncE and IEEE 1588 v2 functions used by base stations.

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Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) is an air interface found in UMTS mobile telecommunications networks in China. It is a Time Division Duplex (TDD) 3G technology as opposed to Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) like W-CDMA. TD-SCDMA is primarily used for voice and it utilizes a TDD version of HSPA for data. China Mobile is the operator in China utilizing this technology making it the largest 3G network operator in the world.

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For over 110 years Anritsu has been a leader in developing emerging technologies. First to provide 3G test and measurement solutions to the wireless market, we are now firmly established as the leader of 3G test. First to develop a range of products for HSPA, Anritsu is now at the forefront of developing solutions that meet not only the broader need of this technology, but also the industry's demands for implementing LTE and Next Generation Networks.

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Web Exhibition

At the Anritsu Web Exhibition, you can virtually experience the latest information of cutting-edge communication test solutions for 5G, IoT, Automotive, and high-speed optical communication. Please take a look.

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Wireless communication systems are becoming increasingly complicated. They are shifting to higher frequencies and wider bandwidths to support high-speed communications, with the IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Standard an excellent example.

When developing WiMAX equipment, engineers must be sure it performs in the higher frequencies of the WiMAX spectrum. At the manufacturing stage, equipment must be tested efficiently. Once delivered and deployed, WiMAX sending and receiving equipment is subject to the usual challenges of antenna and transmission device tuning and radio interference.

All of these scenarios call for a new generation of test tools with excellent accuracy and wideband analysis at the higher frequencies utilized by WiMAX. In addition, equipment must be flexible to support WiMAX profiles which may vary from region to region and are frequently revised.

This area is designed as a one-stop reference for engineers involved in WiMAX testing and measurement including the selection of test equipment and software suites, the setup of base stations and antennas, and ongoing maintenance of Mobile and Fixed WiMAX communications systems. Here you'll find the latest news, educational documents and web seminars, as well as information on the latest products from Anritsu.

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WLAN a (wireless local area network) is a wireless distribution method used to connect two or more devices. WLAN technologies are being adopted for connecting “things” such as refrigerators and air conditioners to the internet, supporting smart homes offering various new services. WLAN also allows users to move around a coverage area, while maintaining a network connection.

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