September 29, 2010
Anritsu Company introduces software for its MT8820C Radio Communications Analyzer that allows developers and manufacturers of Dual-Carrier HSDPA (DC-HSDPA) mobile devices and data cards to accurately, cost-efficiently, and quickly measure the RF parametric performance of their products according to 3GPP standards. Integrating the new software with the unique Parallelphone Measurement (PPM) function of the MT8820C creates a single-instrument solution that reduces the cost of test and improves time-to-market for DC-HSDPA-capable UEs and data cards.
The MT8820C supports both call processing and parametric tests recommended by the 3GPP Release 8 standard, when the software is installed. The new software expands the W-CDMA measurement capability of the MT8820C to allow for complete RF parametric test capability from Rel. 99 to Rel.8.
Overall, the MT8820C is a versatile test instrument that can conduct Tx and Rx measurements on all popular wireless systems. In addition to W-CDMA Rel. 8/DC-HSDPA, the MT8820C offers full test support for GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS, 1xRTT/1xEV-DO, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, W-CDMA Rel. 99 to Rel. 7, and LTE. Due to this broad support, it is well-suited for testing multimode devices that include historical 2G and 3G modes.
A full suite of RF parametric and functional tests are available with the MT8820C. Functional tests supported include voice calls, video calls, and current consumption. Parametric tests include traditional UE transmitter and receiver tests, as well as new DC-HSDPA capability for measurement of Rx throughput, with support for these measurements in either signaling or non-signaling mode.
Production-line test speed and throughput can be drastically improved when the PPM option is installed in the MT8820C. When used for testing non-DC-HSDPA devices, this option allows for simultaneous testing of two mobile devices or data cards (or a combination of both) using a single MT8820C, reducing test time and cost-of-test, as well as conserving space. This option also allows for functional or parallel physical layer testing of dual-radio devices. Manufacturing and inspection test times are further reduced by advanced/high-speed DSP, as well as integrated chipset-specific high-speed calibration modes.
The MT8820C also allows users to select multiple test items for parallel and simultaneous measurement from one data sample. One-touch operation supports easy and quick measurement of Tx and Rx parametrics, including transmit frequency, modulation accuracy, transmit power, spectrum emission mask, adjacent channel leakage power ratio, occupied bandwidth, and BER/BLER.
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operations. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.