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Anritsu Introduces Industry-first All-in-One Signalling Tester that Supports LTE-Advanced 1 Gbps IP Throughput Testing in Single Instrument


New Hardware and Software for Signalling Tester MD8475B Creates More Efficient Test Environment that Lowers Test Costs and Speeds Time to Market

Richardson, TX – July 11, 2017Anritsu Company introduces a single-instrument solution that enables 1 Gbps IP data communications throughput testing based on its Signalling Tester MD8475B that supports 4x4 MIMO with 256QAM high-order modulation and four component carrier aggregation. The integrated system, which consists of the new Enhanced Multi-signalling Unit MD8475B-071 option and LTE 4x4 MIMO software, lowers cost-of-test and improves time-to-market by simplifying mobile device evaluation for device makers, chipset manufacturers, and mobile operators.

The new solution specifically addresses the market need for test instruments that can more effectively support the commercialization of emerging broadband mobile services. A single-instrument alternative to current 1 Gbps evaluation systems that consist of several pieces of equipment to achieve this throughput, the MD8475B with the new hardware and software more efficiently evaluates the functions and performance of LTE-Advanced UE and chipsets. It creates a highly stable, highly reproducible evaluation environment to address current mobile device operation challenges, such as operating system freezes, heat generation, and battery consumption, associated with higher load conditions common on today’s networks.

The new Enhanced Multi-signalling Unit MD8475B-071 hardware and LTE 4x4 MIMO MX847550B-041 software strengthen the evolution of the Signalling Tester MD8475B platform to support LTE-Advanced Pro and future cellular features. An all-in-one base-station simulator, the MD8475B supports evaluation of various communications technologies ranging from LTE-Advanced to 2G. It has wide test coverage and easy operability using multiple RF ports supporting up to eight Tx tests. Featuring Anritsu’s SmartStudio interactive GUI, the MD8475B makes it easy to configure a smartphone test environment. Various parameters are set at the GUI to run one-touch tests – including quasi-normal tests – that cannot be conducted easily on live networks.

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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Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
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3E Public Relations

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