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CETECOM Selects Anritsu MT8821C Radio Communications Analyzer For CAT-M1 and NB-IoT Chipset and Device Verification


Single-instrument Solution to Ensure CAT-M1 and NB-IoT Equipment is Compliant with Industry and Carrier Standards

Richardson, TX – June 11, 2018 – Anritsu Company announces that CETECOM has purchased its Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C for use in the CETECOM Milpitas, CA facility. The Anritsu test solution will be integrated with an anechoic chamber via control software to conduct CAT-M1 and NB-IoT measurements on chipsets and devices to ensure they are compliant with CTIA, industry, and carrier standards.

The Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C was selected for its repeatability of accurate measurements, ease of use, and versatile functionality in LTE testing. Another factor was its capability to verify CAT-M1 and NB-IoT products via a single test platform.

“CAT-M1 and NB-IoT growth and the applications in which those technologies are being used require Over-the-Air (OTA) test environments such as the one developed by CETECOM. Our Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C combines the high performance and cost efficiencies necessary to meet the requirements associated with verifying CAT-M1 and NB-IoT chipsets, devices, and other equipment,” said Robert Johnson, Assistant General Manager, Anritsu Company.

Nicolas Stamber, CETECOM Sr. Manager Radio, EMC and Smart Card Services, added, “Low-cost CAT M1 and NB-IoT devices are becoming a very large market segment in the telecommunication eco-system. At CETECOM, providing our clients with accurate and repeatable results is critical, as is automating our test processes. The Anritsu MT8821C was the instrument CETECOM found that best addressed those challenges.”

The MT8821C supports technologies ranging from LAA, 6CC, 4x4 MIMO, and other LTE-Advanced features, as well as 3G/2G with easy-to-use measurement functions for efficient RF adjustment and testing in one instrument. It can be configured in an automated test system using either GPIB or Ethernet for remote control. Operation is as simple as selecting the required test case from the RF test items in the remote control sample tool, which reduces training time and increases productivity. A built-in internal RF front-end with switches and RF dividers eliminates the need for external combiners or a test set, thus simplifying test setup and calibration.

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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For 25 years, CETECOM has been known as an independent provider of testing and certification services. With laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia, CETECOM offers consultancy, testing and certification, with a focus on products with radio interfaces. Our broad portfolio includes testing services in the areas of EMC, radio, mobile software applications, over-the-air performance, SAR, field trials, electrical safety, acoustic and Smart Card.


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