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IoT Device, System Verification More Efficient with New Functionality for Anritsu Universal Wireless Test Set


New Software Packages for MT8870A Support 802.11p, Bluetooth DLE v4.2, and Z-Wave, Creating Single Solution for Measuring Multiple Wireless Technologies

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Richardson, TX – January 28, 2016

Anritsu Company continues to address the market need for efficient manufacturing test solutions to verify IoT/M2M products with the introduction of software for its MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set. With the three new software packages, the MT8870A now supports 802.11p, Bluetooth DLE, and Z-Wave, creating a fast, all-in-one test set that can simultaneously measure multiple wireless systems used in connected cars, wearables, smartphones and industrial equipment.

The new MX887032A/MV887032A software supports 802.11p RF tests for the 700-MHz and 5.9-GHz bands designed into automotive roadside and vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications systems. When used with the MT8870A PC application software, it conducts RF tests of 802.11p- compliant chipsets, modules, and dashboard equipment. Additionally, the software can be used to configure a fully automated test environment with control of device chipsets.

Support for the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 4.2 is provided by the new MX887040A-001/MV887040A-001 software package. The MT8870A now can accurately measure components and devices that support the specification, which expands the Bluetooth low energy data length from 37 octets to 255 octets to improve system throughput by reducing the data transmission overhead and expediting communications between a host device and nearby sensing device.

The new MX887061A/MV887061A software package supports ITU-T G.9959 Z-Wave RF tests. It can be installed in the MT8870A test set to verify home security systems, home appliance remote controls, and other home automation products utilizing Z-Wave, a low-power wireless technology using the 900-MHz band.

The MT8870A mainframe can contain up to four TRX test modules, each capable of independent control by an external PC. An integrated Vector Signal Generator and Vector Signal Analyzer that can perform transmitter and receiver RF tests is housed in each module. With four modules installed in the MT8870A, four test devices can be connected and measured simultaneously. By allowing different technologies to be measured in parallel, the MT8870A can reduce measurement times as well as the footprint of line test equipment.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Director, Americas Marketing
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