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Anritsu Company Introduces NB-IoT Functionality for Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A


Software Enhancements Support 3GPP RF Measurement Tests for NB-IoT Chipsets, Modules, and Devices; Dramatically Reduces Test Times and Cost

Richardson, TX – November 17, 2017 – Anritsu Company introduces Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) software for its Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A that expands the measurement functionality of the single-instrument solution to meet the growth in NB-IoT device development and manufacture. The NB-IoT Uplink Tx Measurement MX887067A software and NB-IoT Downlink Waveforms MV887067A package support 3GPP RF measurement tests for NB-IoT chipsets, modules, and devices during production.

Installing the NB-IoT software options in the MT8870A enables accurate and efficient evaluation of communications equipment with built-in NB-IoT functions, as well as tests of the RF TRx characteristics of modules and devices. Installing the developed NB-IoT measurement software packages in the MT8870A supports fast and easy 3GPP NB-IoT device PHY layer (RF) tests, including power, frequency, modulation accuracy, and Rx sensitivity.

These options are bundled with a PC application supporting signal analysis to assist engineers during design validation. A fully automatic measurement application is provided to simplify control of the MT8870A and chipsets during prototyping and mass-production testing.

Developed in collaboration with chipset vendors, the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A is a fully automated calibration and verification test solution. Featuring the world’s best multi-device under test (DUT) measurement tact time, the MT8870A lowers manufacturing cost-of-test and speeds time to market of chipsets, modules, and devices that utilize 2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, and similar wireless technologies. Up to four high-performance test units can be installed in one main chassis, with each unit performing independent parallel measurements for simultaneous evaluation of up to four wireless devices.

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
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Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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