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Samsung Selects Anritsu for Automated Smartphone Testing

MD8475A Signaling Tester with SmartStudio Manager to be Used by Samsung to Automate Smartphone Testing Process

MD8475A Signalling Tester

Richardson, TX – January 9, 2015

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has selected the Anritsu MD8475A Signaling Tester with SmartStudio Manager software for automated smartphone testing.

Samsung's smartphones support many different combinations of radio access technologies (RATs), such as LTE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM and CDMA2000, across many frequency bands. They must be tested to meet the stringent interoperability requirements of over 200 network operators worldwide. In order to bring products to market ahead of the competition, it is essential for Samsung to use reliable test equipment with robust automation for fast, unattended product verification.

Anritsu's MD8475A is a reliable and powerful network simulator supporting all required radio technologies in a small footprint. The MD8475A's built-in server for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) test capability supports critical user features. The MD8475A includes SmartStudio, an easy-to-use graphical interface enabling simple editing of call parameters. The SmartStudio Manager PC software enables easy creation and execution of fully automated test sequences. Samsung engineers have created over 100 automated test sequences to verify smartphone functions, including IMS connectivity, with these easy-to-use tools. Samsung’s many global R&D sites are adopting this solution to efficiently test their smartphone portfolio.

"Anritsu is delighted that Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, has selected the MD8475A as a key tool in its development process," stated Mr. Takahashi Toshihiko, Senior Vice President of R&D at Anritsu. "Samsung's selection shows how Anritsu's MD8475A helps LTE device makers ensure their product quality in an intensely competitive market while reducing the product launch cycle time."

"Anritsu has proven itself to be a good partner," said Mr. Park Yun-Sang, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics. "The MD8475A allows us to fully test our wide range of smartphone products against many different network configurations in the most efficient manner," he added.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit

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.


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