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Anritsu MD8475 Solution to Demonstrate Automated Testing of VoLTE, WiFi Offload and Device Battery Life During CTIA Super Mobility Week

Tester Provides Wireless Mobility Eco-System a Versatile Network Simulator to Address Test Requirements Encompassing R&D to Carrier Acceptance Applications

Las Vegas – September 9, 2014

Anritsu Company's MD8475A Signaling Tester leads the industry in providing cutting-edge test capabilities for smartphones and other advanced mobile devices. During CTIA's Super Mobility Week, Anritsu (booth #3041) will conduct demonstrations that highlight recently added capabilities that provide chipset and device manufacturers with powerful and ease-of-use tests to verify the performance of their products. The MD8475A "network in a box" will showcase automated Voice Quality, WiFi Offload, and Battery Life test capabilities on various UEs by utilizing the solution’s intuitive features, such as the interactive SmartStudio™ GUI and the SmartStudio (SSM) scripting environment.

The Voice Quality demonstration will feature VoLTE tests in a fully automated loop and highlight the multiple variations that are possible in scripted and interactive modes, which enhance efficient and reliable testing for VoLTE-enabled devices.

The WiFi Offload demonstration will showcase ePDG (evolved packet data gateway) voice and data handovers to and from LTE devices, for measurement of device performance in Cellular to WLAN environments. This application is critical to ensuring proper device operation in data off-load scenarios.

With the multitude of device application and demands on device performance, battery life has become a critical metric in the success of device acceptance and utilization by end users. The MD8475A will demonstrate its ability to provide real-time battery characterization measurements combined with flexible report generation. The MD8475A exceptional battery life capabilities and real-time graphical and flexible reporting components have recently resulted in the signaling tester being accepted by two of the largest carriers in the United States, as part of their carrier acceptance test (CAT) programs.

"Anritsu continues to expand its ever-growing portfolio of test capabilities to support operator rollouts of advanced features on LTE and other wireless technologies. At CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014, we will highlight how the MD8475A serves as a flexible test solution that can help operators and device makers add next-generation services while continuing to meet customers’ expectations for high performance," said Pete Alexander, PhD, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company.

Compact Tester Emulates Two Base Stations

The MD8475A Signaling Tester is a compact, Windows 7-based instrument that can emulate two base stations or 2x2 MIMO, with available formats including LTE (FDD and TDD), W-CDMA/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, GSM/(E)-GPRS, and CDMA2000. Both packet-switched and circuit-switched calls are supported, with available VoLTE, circuit-switched fallback (CSFB), and Simultaneous Voice-LTE (SV-LTE) functionality. End-to-end and data throughput testing is supported by the tester up to LTE Category 6 rates of 300 MB/s, with the capability to install user-supplied servers inside the MD8475A or to connect external servers.

Anritsu's SmartStudio GUI, which provides easy graphical control of the MD8475A, and an internal state machine that emulates real network operation without the need for scripts are integrated into the MD8475A. The flexibility and performance of the tester are reasons why several mobile operators in the U.S. and around the world are specifying tests on the MD8475A in their device acceptance regimes.

About Anritsu Company

Anritsu Company is the United States 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 operators. 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.


Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
Executive Vice President

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