Following their successful long-term collaboration in LTE OTA measurement solutions, Anritsu and Bluetest AB are extending their relationship to 5G testing by integrating Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and Bluetest’s OTA Reverberation Test System RTS65.
This collaboration will enable existing customers to upgrade their LTE solutions with support for 5G.
Upcoming 5G services will use the sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. 3GPP recommends using over-the-air OTA call connections for mmWave band tests, requiring an OTA radio chamber for stable measurements. To support this wide range of frequency bands at reasonable cost and easier setup, Anritsu and Bluetest are collaborating to provide compact integrated solutions with shorter test times.
Anritsu designed its new MT8000A test platform with support for the latest 5G technologies, including wideband signal processing and beam forming required by 5G NR enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). As well as Protocol tests, the all-in-one platform supports sub-6 GHz and mmWave band signalling RF tests covering the 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 28, and 39-GHz NR bands.
“Bluetest’s flexible and user-friendly Reverberation Test System RTS65 and Flow software platform continues to show its power in handling multiple component carriers and MIMO streams. The updated RTS65 supports 5G NR with more sub-6 GHz measurement ports and frequency options up to 40 or 43 GHz”, says Bluetest’s product manager Klas Arvidsson.
Tsutomu Tokuke, General Manager, Mobile Solutions Div., Anritsu Corporation, adds, “Anritsu and Bluetest continue to develop leading-edge test solutions enabling developers and manufacturers to efficiently and confidently produce 5G devices meeting market demands.”
About Bluetest AB
Bluetest AB is the pioneer and market leader in reverberation test system technology for over-the-air (OTA) testing of wireless devices and small antennas. Bluetest’s innovative technology has been adopted by the largest mobile phone manufacturers, network operators, antenna manufacturers, and other providers of wireless solutions. For more information visit https://www.bluetest.se/.
Anritsu Corporation 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 communications products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wired and wireless communications markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has some 4000 employees in over 90 countries.