Anritsu ME7873NR Achieves World-first GCF Spurious Test Validation on FR2 5G RF Conformance Testing
Luton, United Kingdom, April 23, 2020 - Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR, has achieved an industry first for GCF certification of FR2 spurious tests.
The ME7873NR won a world’s first approval for spurious testing on GCF 5G NR FR2 Non-Standalone (NSA) mode at the April CAG meeting. To enable this certification by the GCF, Anritsu led the RAN5 meeting by submitting many CRs to define the 3GPP specification FR2 spurious test case.
For the future, Anritsu expects the ME7873NR to win further validations from the GCF and PTCRB for the RF and RRM mmWave frequency bands, so as to play a key role in the commercialization of 5G mobile networks and helping to bring 5G mobile terminals to market as soon as possible.
The New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, while combination with Anritsu’s 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only Sub-6 GHz but also mmWave. The flexible system configuration can be customized easily for the measurement conditions while also supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests, as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT). An upgrade from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA to add 5G support offers customers a cost-effective RF test system meeting required test conditions.
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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