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Anritsu Introduces World’s First CATR Anechoic Chamber Supporting 5G mmWave Temperature Test


Anritsu MA8172A Upgraded to Establish Controlled Temperature Environment to Ensure Quality of 5G NR UE

Allen, TX – March 2, 2021 – Anritsu Company introduces an upgrade to its CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A that supports testing of 5G mobile devices utilizing Frequency Range 2 (FR2) millimeter wave (mmWave) bands in accordance with industry standards. The new Temperature Testing Option MA8172A-010 facilitates previously difficult temperature tests for 5G mmWave UE, helping ensure compliance.

The MA8172A is designed for use with the Anritsu Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A for 5G R&D applications and the New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR for 5G conformance tests. The CATR Anechoic Chamber integrates with the MT8000A and ME7873NR to facilitate confirmation of 5G mmWave UE RF characteristics in a controlled temperature environment to help assure and improve device quality.

The small-footprint CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A uses the 3GPP Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) method to perform 5G mmWave tests. Supplying cool air from an air conditioner or similar system to the CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A with installed Temperature Testing Option supports configuration of the 3GPP Extreme Temperature Condition test environment covering –10° C to +55° C.

The Temperature Testing Option can be either fitted to a new MA8172A or retrofitted as an upgrade to an existing CATR Anechoic Chamber. Supporting 5G mmWave spurious tests, the MA8172A implements 5G NR over-the-air (OTA) tests in a small space. Designed in three component parts, it is easily transported and assembled to shorten setup 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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Laura Edwards
Senior Manager, Americas Marketing

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3E Public Relations

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