Barcelona, Spain – February 18, 2019 – Anritsu today announced MediaTek‘s Helio M70 5G modem has achieved the maximum downlink and uplink throughput using Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A, providing a flexible test platform for ultrafast, large-capacity 5G communications using wideband signal processing and beamforming. With its cutting-edge NSA and SA modes, the all-in-one MT8000A supports sub-6 GHz and mmWave RF tests as well as protocol tests for development of advanced 5G technologies, such as 4x4 MIMO, to increase data speeds in the sub-6 GHz band.
MediaTek announces the Helio M70 is the only 5G modem with both LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC), supporting every cellular generation from 2G to 5G. Designed for 3GPP Release 15 compliance and supporting initial non-standalone (NSA) and future standalone (SA) 5G network architectures, the Helio M70 can connect to 5G NR and 4G LTE bands worldwide while supporting High Power User Equipment (HPUE) and other key carrier features.
“Working with Anritsu, we’ve thoroughly tested our Helio M70 5G modem to ensure it’s ready for the market rollout of ultra-fast connectivity with 5G networks.” said JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless System Design and Partnership at MediaTek. “With multimode support - for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G connectivity - Helio M70 powered devices will give consumers a seamless connectivity experience wherever they go.”
“We are working with MediaTek to help accomplish its vision of advanced 5G technology benefitting everyone.” said Yoshiyuki Amano, Anritsu’s Vice President. “Our tests with the MT8000A have verified that the Helio M70 makes full use of 5G maximum downlink and uplink throughput speeds.”
MediaTek’s Helio M70 is among the industry’s first wave of 5G multi-mode integrated baseband chipsets. With its multi-mode solution, the Helio M70 simplifies the design of 5G devices with a comprehensive power management plan, enabling companies to design mobile devices with a smaller form factor, improved energy efficiency and sleek appearance. The Helio M70 baseband chipset is available now, and is expected to ship in the second half of 2019.
MediaTek will be demonstrating its Helio M70 at MWC 2019, taking place Feb. 25-28, 2019 in Barcelona. MediaTek’s booth will be located in Hall 6 at Stand 6C30.
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year. They are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Their dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies and advanced multimedia solutions across a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, OTT boxes, wearables and automotive solutions. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals through smart technology. They call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything they do. Visit www.mediatek.com for more information.
About Anritsu Corporation
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 3,500 employees in over 90 countries.
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