Richardson, TX – February 27, 2017 – Anritsu Company introduces an upgrade to its MT8852B Bluetooth Test Set to support the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 5. The MT8852B is the market-leading RF measuring instrument for design proving and production test of a wide range of products that integrate Bluetooth technology. It supports Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) measurement of transmit power, frequency, modulation, and receiver sensitivity required by Bluetooth RF test specifications.
In December 2016, Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) announced the launch of Bluetooth 5, designed to meet the needs of an evolving industry that demands a global wireless standard to provide simple, secure connectivity. This latest version of Bluetooth focuses on new communications technologies for implementing longer range communications at faster speeds while maintaining low power consumption to support smartphones and IoT applications. As a result, there is a requirement for measurement solutions that support these new specifications.
The new options for the MT8852B support the full range of PHY layer (RF) tests required by the new Bluetooth 5 specifications for designing and manufacturing Bluetooth devices and SoC. It includes tests for 2-Mbps Low Energy PHY (2LE), which greatly improves battery life, and Bluetooth Long Range (BLR), which extends communications over longer ranges of several hundred meters.
Although the MT8852B has supported the earlier Bluetooth Low Energy specification, this upgrade adds new measurement options for the 2LE and BLR specifications. New test cases can run as part of test scripts to simplify test-case creation and cut test times. The MT8852B implements 2LE and BLR measurements by direct connection and can control the device under test (DUT) either via USB, 2-wire RS-232 HCI Direct Test Mode (DTM), or USB–Serial conversion adapter interfaces.
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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