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Anritsu Introduces First Bluetooth Test Instrument with EDR and AFH Measurement Capability

MT8852B Provides Unique Verification for Bluetooth Chipsets, Modules, and Products

Anritsu Company introduces the MT8852B Bluetooth test set, the first test instrument with both Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) and Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) testing capability. The ability to conduct EDR and AFH tests makes the test set a unique verification tool for chip set developers, module manufacturers, and developers of a wide range of consumer products that have Bluetooth interfaces. EDR testing capability is critical, as sales of products with Bluetooth interfaces are now estimated to exceed 10 million a week with the introduction of this new standard.

The MT8852B performs the new radio layer measurements defined in the Bluetooth Revision 2.0 EDR standard, along with basic rate measurements, from a single "RUN" button key-press. To verify reliable connections with other Bluetooth products, the MT8852B performs transmitter Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) and receiver sensitivity tests at the higher data rates associated with EDR. The MT8852B has a typical test time of less than 10 seconds for new EDR products, meeting the demands of high volume manufacturing lines. Additionally, the MT8852B can perform AFH tests to determine device performance in the presence of interfering signals, such as those from WLAN, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) phones, and microwave ovens. All measurements are performed in the instrument, eliminating the need for an external PC.

In addition to delivering unique and highly accurate measurements, MT8852B tests are performed in full compliance with the Bluetooth 2.0 EDR test specification, and can be customized for either extended testing or high speed testing. Anritsu's free BlueTest production test software automates creation and running of test scripts, storing results in a built-in database for fast production line setup. A "Quick Test" measurement script runs in 10 seconds for high-speed product testing.

Anritsu has been at the forefront of Bluetooth product testing since the development of the technology in the late 1990s. The introduction of the MT8852B builds on the success of the MT8850A Series test sets, used worldwide in engineering development and high volume manufacturing of Bluetooth chipsets and products.

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