Skip to main content

MD8430A LTE Base Station Simulator Rollout

Anritsu is taking orders for its MD8430A Base Station Simulator supporting the 3GPP LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard from December 18, 2008.


LTE is the next generation of the popular W-CDMA/HSPA mobile technology used worldwide and commercial LTE services are expected to start from Year 2010 to 2011. LTE uses new wireless technologies, such as OFDMA and MIMO, to support at least 10 times faster data communication services. The first MD8430A rollout in September 2008 supported 3GPP specifications with data download speeds of faster than 100 Mbps and 2x2MIMO tests, and when combined with the MD8480C, one MD8430A will soon support GSM to W-CDMA handover tests as well as 2x2MIMO handover tests. In addition, Layer-3 messages can be created using TTCN3 and a GUI, and the soon-to-be released PTS and RTD software will support easy configuration of an automatic test environment incorporating a full line of analysis functions for efficient testing and fast development of LTE protocols. Supporting these latest 3GPP specifications is easy through a firmware upgrade to the MD8430A.

By offering tailored 3G test solutions to operators and vendors of mobile terminals, chipsets, and base stations, Anritsu is now a world leader in W-CDMA/HSPA development. To assure LTE service quality and efficient product development, Anritsu is a proactive member of 3GPP and NGMN. Following rollout of the popular signal generator and signal analyzer supporting LTE wireless TRx tests, the 2009 roadmap includes release of PTS and RTD software supporting LTE, a fading simulator, UE simulator, and RF/protocol conformance test system, as well as extending MD8430A support for TDD.

Anritsu will continue developing solutions tailored to customers’ needs and assuring early commercialization of LTE services based on its leading position in 3G technologies.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 433200
Fax: 01582 731303
Email: Jonathan Borrill

Related Links