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Leading the Way in HSPA Evolution

For over 100 years Anritsu has been a leader in developing emerging technologies. First to provide 3G test and measurement solutions to the wireless market, we are now firmly established as the leader of 3G test. First to develop a range of products for HSPA, Anritsu is now at the forefront of developing solutions meeting not only the broader need of this technology but the industries demands for implementing LTE and Next Generation Networks.



The term, High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) was adopted by the UMTS Forum when referring to improvements to the UMTS Radio Interface in Releases 5 and 6 of the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) standards. HSPA refers to improvements made to the UMTS downlink, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and the uplink, High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), also known as Enhanced Dedicated Channel (E-DCH).


Building on our experience with GSM & 3G test, we are the first company to offer a full suite of test instruments for accurately analyzing 3.5G High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) devices, user equipment (UE) and networks.


We realized the potential of HSPA more than three years ago, and began to deploy the technology in 2002 with HSDPA measurement software for the MS8608A/MS8609A Digital Mobile Radio Transmitter Testers. Our partnerships with global telecom market leaders, and active participation with industry standards organizations has now produced a full range of test and measurement solutions being used by HSDPA equipment and chipset manufacturers, as well as by several of the world's major service providers to meet their announced goals of offering HSPA services.


HSPA Technology Poster - As the market leader in High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) test solutions. We are pleased to offer you a technology poster containing essential information for anyone working at the cutting edge of mobile communications technology. Request your copy

Anritsu Products Supporting HSPA Test and Measurement


MS2690/91A Signal Analyzers are the very latest high performance, high specification products for next generation communications applications.


MG3700A Vector Signal Generator 4G and HSPA capable system providing the best balance of performance and value for today's radio and wireless device test needs with unparalleled flexibility and speed, due to its large and fast ARB waveform memory and wide modulation bandwidth. HSPA signal generation is provided through Anritsu's IQ producer software.


MT8820B/MT8815B Radio Communications Analyzer - Using the Manufacturer Test Suite (MTS) in combination with the MT8820B/MT8815B offers makers of W-CDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobile phones the ideal cost-effective solution for production line RF adjustments and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests.

  • Transmit and receive HSDPA physical channels
  • Support Fixed Reference Channel specified in 3GPP (FRC used for HSDPA Tx/Rx measurement)
  • HSDPA Tx/Rx Measurement Throughput, CQI, Tx measurements with HS-DPCCH
  • Easy to connect to HSDPA-UE and easy to measure Tx/Rx
  • Supports Tx/Rx measurements of categories 1 to 6, 11, and 12
  • Supports H-Set 1 to 5 and QPSK and 16QAM modulation

MD8480C W-CDMA/UMTS Signalling Tester - The industry's first HSPA signalling tester and the only one that fully Supports all UE categories defined in 3GPP Release 6 (HSUPA) and Release 5 (HSDPA).


MS8608A/MS8609A DMR Transmitter Testers - The industry's first transmitter testers with HSDPA capability, equipped with an internal spectrum analyzer, a modulation analyzer and a power meter, and supporting 9 kHz to 13.2 GHz.


MX785201A W-CDMA Protocol Test System (PTS) - Developed with the future in mind, PTS supports the maximum 5.7 Mbps HSUPA data rate combined with a proven 14. 4Mbps HSDPA capability, meaning future upgrades are not required. PTS is also the only test system available that can support 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 3.5G, all within a single hardware platform solution.


MS2781B Signature™ High Performance Signal Analyzer - Anritsu's highest RF performance spectrum analyzer has a comprehensive suite of W-CDMA and HSDPA Modulation Quality measurements. Signature is very easy to use, provides an open Microsoft Windows platform, and has seamless connectivity to MATLAB from The MathWorks.


ML8740B W-CDMA/HSDPA & GSM Area Scanner - Supports simultaneous HSDPA and GSM measurements and accurately measures HSDPA coverage even in high interference and poor coverage environments and is the best scanner for HSDPA drive testing.


ML8720C W-CDMA/HSDPA & GSM Area Scanner - supports simultaneous HSDPA and GSM measurements and accurately measures HSDPA coverage even in high interference and poor coverage environments and is the best area tester for HSDPA walk/drive testing.


MX786201A W-CDMA Rapid Test Designer (RTD) - A tool for IOT (Interoperability Testing) and network simulation allowing network operators and UE developers to ensure the correct behavior of 3rd Generation UEs, before they are deployed on real networks. It is the only such tool which provides a graphical interface with branching and decision making, does not require knowledge of TTCN, and is integrated with UE test hardware from the same vendor.


ME7873F/ME7874F Conformance Test System - The ME7873F W-CDMA TRX/Performance Test System is for testing the RF Transmitter and Receiver Characteristics of W-CDMA User Equipment(UE) in accordance with the 3GPP Test Spec. 34.121 R5 Chapter 5 (TX), Chapter 6 (RX), Chapter 7 (Performance), Chapter 8 (RRM) and Chapter 9 (HSDPA).


ML2495/96A High Performance Power Meter - The ML2495A and ML2496A Peak power meters have been designed for high resolution measurements on Radar and the latest 3G and 4G wireless systems. The combination of an advanced sampling system and comprehensive measurement features provides precise and accurate detail on the transmitter's power envelope.


MS2721B Handheld Spectrum Analyzer - The MS2721B handheld spectrum analyzer is designed to conduct highly accurate analysis on the new wave of wireless LAN and cellular signals, including 802.11a, 3G, ultra-wideband, WiMAX, and wireless medical patient monitoring systems. Options for this instrument enable the user to add WCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and HSDPA measurement.


MT8222A BTS Master- The BTS Master is an integrated multi functional base station test tool eliminating the need to carry and learn multiple test sets.


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