Anritsu Achieves Leading Coverage of 5G NR Protocol Conformance Tests at PTCRB PVG#88 Meeting
Luton, United Kingdom, April 7, 2020 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) Validation group (PVG) has agreed the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) Protocol Conformance tests on Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at their PVG#88 meeting in February, and these were subsequently approved in the PTCRB#103 meeting in March.
Anritsu validations included tests for Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, Standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering Time Division Duplex (TDD), and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD). As a result, the Anritsu ME7834NR has strengthened its position as the leading Protocol Conformance Test Platform, providing the best test coverage in the industry enabling chipset suppliers, device manufacturers, and test houses to accelerate the certification, and introduction of new 5G devices and services.
The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 38.523, and have been validated on multiple Sub-6 GHz Frequency Range 1 (FR1), and millimeter-wave (mmWave) Frequency Range 2 (FR2) frequency bands.
The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF), and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251. The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA RF Chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the Sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G frequency bands.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), 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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