Anritsu Corporation and EMITE announce that the Anritsu MT8820C One-Box Tester has been selected by EMITE as a supported test solution for MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) LTE compliance testing. The MT8820C is now fully integrated into the EMITE MIMO Graphic User Interface test software, and is successfully being demonstrated to customers worldwide.
“We are pleased to work with EMITE to enable the wireless industry with the next generation of OTA test capability,” said Kenji Tanaka, Executive Vice President of Anritsu. “The MT8820C is a unique RF-focused test solution with broad support for 2G, 3G, and LTE testing. When coupled with EMITE test capability, our combined test solution will verify that new LTE devices will meet CTIA and other regulatory requirements.”
“We are extremely happy to have Anritsu’s excellent base station emulators integrated in our solutions, as this will certainly add value to our customers,” said David Sanchez-Hernandez, CEO and co-founder of EMITE. “Our unique multiple-cavity mode-stirred reverberation chamber solutions, when connected to the Anritsu MT8820C, allow for extremely fast LTE MIMO OTA testing. The very first customer demos offer LTE TIS measurements in less than three minutes at one-third the cost of other test solutions. The LTE MIMO OTA market is now exploding, and we believe we are providing some interesting cost-effective vessels for those companies who do not want to sink away wireless business.”
The MT8820C LTE One-Box Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and LTE tester with capability for UE calibration, RF parametric testing, and functional testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. Supported formats include LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA CDMA2K up to 1xEV-DO rel. A, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS.
The MT8820C makes testing LTE physical layer parameters quick and simple, including the measurement of both TX and RX parameters. Parameter setups and pass/fail limits for tests defined in 3GPP36.521-1 are pre-programmed, including automatic setup of uplink and downlink RB allocations. Options are available for 2x2 MIMO, including IP-layer throughput at 100 MB/s downlink data rates.
EMITE’s unique mode-stirred reverberation chamber (MSRC) solutions provide for Rayleigh, Ricean, isotropic and non-isotropic fading environments at a fraction of the cost of alternative anechoic-based test solutions. Along with conventional realistic uniform, isotropic Rayleigh fading profiles for MIMO OTA testing, the EMITE solutions are the only ones also offering other standardized fading profiles using the patented Sample Selection® technique, something unheard of in the wireless arena until now. When associated, EMITE’s MSRC systems and Anritsu’s MT8820C have now paved the way to make MIMO measurements simple for the demands of 3.9G and 4G systems.
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.
EMITE is a high-tech company, spin-out of the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain), recently awarded with the Spanish Emprendedor XXI Award and Certified by Spanish ANCES as Innovative High-Tech Company (EiBT), with headquarters at the CEEIM building in Murcia (Spain). EMITE designs, develops, manufacturers and commercializes MIMO Analyzers for the compliance testing of diverse 3G and 4G standards and pre-standards worldwide, including LTE, WIFIn, WiMAX and HSPA+, and has distribution offices in South Korea, China, Taiwan R.O.C. and Japan. EMITE’s MIMO OTA mode-stirred reverberation chamber solutions were selected by 3GPP and CTIA as candidate methodology for standardized LTE MIMO OTA compliance testing. For more information, register with EMITE here or visit www.emite-ing.com