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Anritsu Introduces Radio Communication Analyzer That Supports LTE-Advanced Testing of Mobile Devices

MT8821C All-in-one RF Tester Addresses Need for Measurement Solutions Supporting Wider Bandwidths Using LTE-Advanced CA and Higher-order MIMO Technologies

Richardson, TX – June 1, 2015

Anritsu Company introduces the MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer, an all-in-one RF tester with the widest capability for supporting LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), as well as all other adopted technologies. Combining simplicity, efficiency, and accuracy in a single instrument, the MT8821C can lower the cost of test and speed time to market.

With eight transmitter ports and two receiver ports, a single system will perform LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) with up to four Component Carriers (CCs) using 2 x 2 MIMO, as well as two Component Carrier aggregation (2CCs) in the uplink. A built-in RF combiner simplifies configuration of complex test environments for LTE-A CA, while reducing test environment calibration procedures.

The MT8821C supports 2G to 4G wireless tests, making it a cost-effective single-instrument solution to validate co-existing UEs integrating multiple technologies. As well as supporting LTE-A, the all-in-one MT8821C operates as network simulator supporting LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and CDMA2000® 1X/1x EVDO technologies. Covering 30 MHz to 6 GHz, it can conduct RF TRx tests in compliance with the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards, as well as parametric and functional tests such as maximum throughput.

Mobile device testing is drastically simplified with the easy-to-operate MT8821C. Preset measurement parameters for test items specified by the 3GPP RF test standards eliminate set up and operation errors. Additionally, engineers can establish and change test parameters easily using a new highly advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is accessed through a large 8.4-inch touch screen unique to this instrument class. An advanced parameter search function enables complex user test settings to be quickly and reliably configured, and automatic PASS/FAIL of measured results according to test specification shortens test times for greater cost efficiencies.

Anritsu’s patented Parallelphone™ Measurement feature can be integrated in the MT8821C to further reduce test time and control test costs. With the capability, two mobile devices can be tested simultaneously and independently by a single analyzer, cutting test times in half.

The MT8821C is Anritsu’s next-generation Radio Communication Analyzer and leverages the award-winning MT8820C platform, used worldwide by developers of 2G/3G and LTE UEs and chipsets. Backwards compatible with the MT8820C, the new MT8821C maximizes the value of previous investments and reduces the cost of configuring automatic test environments that have featured the MT8820C.

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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Director, Americas Marketing
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