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Anritsu Enhances Radio Communications Tester MT8821C to Support RF and PHY Layer Throughput Measurements for 6CA Terminals

11/7/2017

Rollout of LTE-Advanced/LTE-Advanced Pro 6CA Measurement Software Options Addresses Explosive Growth of Mobile Video Streaming, Other High-bandwidth Services

Richardson, TX – November 7, 2017 – Anritsu Company expands the measurement capability of its Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C with the release of LTE-Advanced software solutions. When the new LTE-Advanced FDD DL CA 6CCs Measurement Software MX882112C-061 and LTE-Advanced TDD DL CA 6 CCs Measurement Software MX882113C-061 for LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro DL 6CA are installed, the MT8821C all-in-one solution supports RF and PHY layer measurements for 6 Carrier Aggregation (6CA) Single Input Single Output (SISO) and 6CA 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), as well as 6CA linked with Licensed Assisted Access (LAA).

With the two software options installed, the MT8821C can test RF TRx characteristics for 6 component carriers (6CC) CA. The software enhancements have been developed to provide engineers with a single-instrument solution to verify LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro mobile terminals and chipsets under development to address the explosive growth in high-bandwidth services, such as mobile video streaming.

The software is optimized by the high performance and unique design of the Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C. The instrument has frequency coverage up to 6 GHz and a wide 160 MHz frequency bandwidth for both Tx and Rx measurements. The MT8821C all-in-one tester features built-in LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro terminal RF TRx test functions, as well as base-station simulation functions.

In addition to the capability offered with the new software, the MT8821C supports all cellular technologies compliant with 3GPP/3GPP2 UE RF TRX tests, including LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro, Cat-M1/NB-IoT, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO. The all-in-one tester can conduct measurements directly on the mobile device under test (DUT) to reduce measurement environment setup costs. A Parallelphone Measurement (PPM) feature allows a single MT8821C analyzer to perform simultaneous and independent testing of two UEs, lowering test costs and improving throughput by 50%.

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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