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Anritsu and EMITE Announce Successful, Repeatable LTE Carrier Aggregation + MIMO + UMA OTA Laboratory Tests for Leading U.S. Carrier

MT8820C Radio Communication Tester from Anritsu Used with EMITE E500 Reverberation Chamber and Anite Propsim FS8 Channel Emulator

Richardson, TX – April 15, 2015

Anritsu Company and EMITE are proud to announce that the Anritsu MT8820C Radio Communication Tester has been successfully used in combination with the EMITE E500 Reverberation Chamber and Anite Propsim FS8 channel emulator to test LTE Carrier Aggregation, using 2x2 MIMO and more realistic isotropic Urban-Macro (UMA) fading profiles. The tests were performed for a leading U.S. carrier.

“We are very happy to have Anritsu’s excellent MT8820C base station emulators integrated in our MIMO OTA Carrier Aggregation RC+CE test platform, as this will certainly add value to our customers,” said David Sanchez-Hernandez, CEO and co-founder of EMITE. “Being able to test LTE CA + MIMO + UMA with a variety of auxiliary equipment units is a novelty worldwide, and brings MIMO OTA testing to a higher level of realism and applicability worldwide.”

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-A, LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA CDMA2K up to 1xEV-DO rel. A, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS. The MT8820C provides the most stable and most widely proven implementation of cellular standards for base station emulation and “call box” testing.

EMITE’s unique multicavity mode-stirred source-stirred reverberation chamber solutions (MSRC) provide for a variety of fading scenarios at a fraction of the cost of alternative anechoic chamber-based test solutions. Along with conventional uniform, isotropic Rayleigh and more complex SCME-based 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.


EMITE is a high-tech company, spin-out of the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain), awarded with the Spanish Emprendedor XXI Award and Certified by Spanish ANCES as Innovative High-Tech Company (EiBT), with headquarters at the Fuente Alamo High Tech Park in the Region of Murcia (Spain). EMITE designs, develops, manufacturers and commercializes MIMO Analyzers as mode-stirred source-stirred reverberation chambers for the compliance testing of diverse 3G and 4G standards and pre-standards worldwide, including LTE, WIFIabgnac, WiMAX and HSPA+, and has distribution offices in the US, Canada, Israel, South Korea, China, Taiwan R.O.C., Singapore and Japan. EMITE’s MIMO OTA mode-stirred source-stirred reverberation chamber solutions were selected by 3GPP and CTIA as candidate methodology for standardized LTE MIMO OTA compliance testing.

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About Anritsu

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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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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