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Anritsu Company Addresses 5G NR Test Requirements with Introduction of Signal Analyzer MS2850A Software


Cost-efficient Tool Verifies RF Tx Characteristics of Next-generation Base Stations, Mobile Devices, SatCom Equipment and Wideband Communications Systems

Richardson, TX – March 15, 2018 – Anritsu Company introduces 5G measurement software options for its Signal Analyzer MS2850A that are compliant with the 3GPP 5G New Radio (5G NR) standard. With the software installed, the MS2850A provides engineers with a cost-efficient and accurate solution to verify the RF Tx characteristics of next-generation 5G base stations and mobile devices, as well as satellite communications equipment and wideband communications systems.

Specifically developed for the design and manufacture of 5G NR radio equipment, the software options support analyses of both uplink and downlink signals used by the sub-6 GHz frequencies as well as mmWave bands, such as 28 GHz and 39 GHz, in the 5G NR standard. With the software installed, the MS2850A allows engineers to specify combinations of multiple component carriers up to 400 MHz and sub-carrier intervals. Fast and stable signal-analysis measurements of key parameters, such as Tx power, frequency error, and EVM, are supported by the MS2850A with the software installed.

Five software options are included in the release. They include the MX285051A M5G Standard Measurement Software, MX285051A-011/061 NR TDD sub-6 GHz Downlink and Uplink packages, and the MX285051A-021/071 NR TDD mmWave Downlink/Uplink options.

Introduction of the software re-affirms Anritsu’s commitment to help facilitate early deployment of 5G services while meeting demands for high-level measurement technologies at lower instrument costs. The software is expected to play a key role in the early rollout of the latest 5G services.

With wide dynamic range of up to >140 dB, excellent amplitude/phase flatness, and up to 1 GHz analysis bandwidth, the Signal Analyzer MS2850A provides high-end performance at a mid-range price for improved cost-of-test. The signal analyzer function uses FFT (Fast Fourier transform) analysis that supports spectrum displays, spectrogram displays, and applications where frequency and phase change with elapsed time.

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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Director, Americas Marketing
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