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Anritsu Introduces CTIA Battery Life Test Capability for Comprehensive Testing Solution


MD8475A with Smart Studio Manager Contains 11 Validated Test Cases to Measure Mobile Device Battery Performance to Address Growing Market Condition

Richardson, TX – September 6, 2016 – Anritsu Company introduces an automated test solution featuring its Signaling Tester MD8475A and Smart Studio Manager that allows battery life tests to be performed in accordance with the CTIA Battery Life Test Plan version 1.0 specification. Anritsu is addressing a growing market condition with the solution, which allows mobile device engineers and operators to emulate real-world scenarios to more efficiently and accurately measure the impact popular apps and functions have on battery performance. The CTIA Battery Life Test Plan automated test solution will be shown in the Anritsu booth (#5851) at CTIA Super Mobility 2016.

Eleven validated test cases have been developed by Anritsu in concert with the CTIA Battery Life working group to address the requirements contained in the latest specification. Among the battery tests that can be performed are email, SMS, audio and video streaming, gaming, web browsing, and music playback. Engineers can define and configure different profiles according to expected usage, such as the number of emails viewed per day or hours spent web browsing. Comprehensive mobile device performance analysis can be conducted, as all test results are logged into a database for simple viewing and report generation.

Smart Studio Manager resides in a computer and is used to control the MD8475A to conduct the CTIA Battery Life Test Plan tests. A separate power analyzer to measure the voltage and current is part of the solution, as well.

The Signaling Tester MD8475A is an all-in-one base station simulator supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA Evolution/DC-HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO Rev. A. and TD-SCDMA/TD-HSPA. In addition to battery tests, the MD8475A supports other measurement environments, including maximum throughput performance tests and stress tests of LTE terminals. It also conducts CS Fallback, call connection reliability and stability tests at handover, communication tests at low RF power, and offloading from LTE to WLAN tests.

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 solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. 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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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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