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Anritsu Company Introduces 5G NR Measurement Software for MT8870A Universal Test Set


Integration of 3GPP-compliant Tests Allows Flexible Platform to Efficiently Verify 5G NR Chipsets, Devices, and Systems

Allen, TX – August 20, 2018 – Anritsu Company introduces two software packages for its Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A to support 3GPP-compliant tests on 5G sub-6 GHz New Radio (NR) chipsets, devices, and systems. Part of Anritsu’s on-going development of test solutions to aid in the rollout of 5G, the new software, coupled with the MT8870A’s best-in-class measurement speed, creates a solution that can lower test costs and speed time-to-market of 5G products.

With the NR TDD sub-6 GHz Uplink TX Measurement MX887019A and NR TDD sub-6 GHz Downlink Waveforms MV887019A software installed, the MT8870A can conduct fully automatic 3GPP-defined 5G NR sub-6 GHz physical layer TRx tests on 5G equipment. The MT8870A mainframe has a standard seamless frequency band up to 6 GHz and 160 MHz bandwidth, so no additional hardware is necessary for greater cost efficiencies.

The new software expands the capabilities of the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, which is designed for high-volume test of cellular and connectivity wireless systems. In addition to 5G NR, the test set supports the latest LTE, NB-IoT, Cat-M, WLAN and Bluetooth standards, all of which are integrated into next-generation mobile designs. With four modules installed in the MT8870A, four devices under test (DUTs) can be connected and measured simultaneously. Different wireless communications systems can be measured in parallel, as well, helping reduce measurement times and line test equipment footprint.

The new software options for the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A is the most recent addition to Anritsu’s growing 5G test solution portfolio, which also includes the Spectrum/Signal Analyzer MS269xA series and Spectrum/Signal Analyzer MS2850A, which have been enhanced to address the development and manufacture of 5G equipment.

About Anritsu Corporation

Anritsu Corporation is 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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3E Public Relations

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