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MF6900A Fading Simulator with MIMO functions

Anritsu Corporation is releasing its MF6900A Fading Simulator with MIMO functions as a part of the 3GPP LTE test solution portfolio.


This solution will provide leading edge capability to designers of LTE terminals to help verify MIMO implementations, and to ensure the high data rate capabilities of 3GPP LTE are correctly realized in commercial devices.

MIMO is a key LTE technology for enabling high-speed wireless communications. It uses space multiplexing to transmit and receive over multiple antennas; transmission speeds can be increase in proportion to the number of antennas used.

When implementing MIMO into LTE terminals, the technology issues faced by terminal and chipset vendors require testing of throughput in a real radio-propagation environment that includes fading and multi-paths. As a result, vendors need to emulate a fading environment to perform non-RF protocol and performance tests.

When combined with the MD8430A LTE Base Station Simulator, the MF6900A uses full digital processing to meet this need by outputting an LTE multi-path fading profile that faithfully emulates 2x2MIMO, SISO, SIMO and MISO environments. In addition, close integration between the MF6900A and MD8430A offers a user-friendly set-up even for operators with no experience of complex fading test environments. The MF6900A is also designed to support WCDMA for both MIMO and inter-system handover tests, which is planned as a future software release.

With this new LTE test solution, Anritsu is helping assure early rollout of high-quality LTE services.

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

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