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Anritsu Enhances Universal Wireless Test Sets to Support Wi-Fi 6E UE, Chipsets, and Modules


New Hardware Option for MT8870A and MT8872A Instruments Supports IEEE 802.11ax and NR-U 6 GHz Band to Evaluate TRX Performance During Manufacturing

Allen, TX – July 13, 2021 – Anritsu Company introduces a hardware option that extends the frequency of its TRX Test Module MU887002A for its Universal Wireless Test Sets MT8870A and MT8872A from 6 GHz to 7.3 GHz to address emerging Wi-Fi 6E designs. With the hardware option, the wireless test sets support RF tests of the 6 GHz band (5.925 to 7.125 GHz) specified by the IEEE 802.11ax WLAN and 3GPP Release 16 NR-U standards, creating an efficient method to evaluate TRX performance of devices, modules, chipsets, and other WLAN equipment during manufacturing.

Anritsu developed the new hardware option (MU887002A-007) to meet the market demand for test solutions to verify emerging Wi-Fi 6E designs. Engineers can install this option to enable their MT8870A/MT8872A test sets to support Wi-Fi 6E measurements without major changes or expense to the production-line configuration.

A key benefit of the option is that the MU887002A now supports a high modulated signal output power of –10 dBm (rms) at 6 GHz frequencies. The result is engineers can conduct RX tests, such as Max. Input Level measurement, without an external amplifier for improved accuracy, repeatability, and overall efficiency.

Universal Wireless Test Sets

The TRX Test Module MU887002A with built-in MU887002A-007 option augments the measurement capability of the Universal Wireless Test Sets MT8870A and MT8872A. Both instruments are designed for mass-production environments to verify performance of various communications equipment and modules. The TRX Test Modules MU887000A/01A/02A are installed in the main chassis. The UE under test is connected to the TRX Test Module RF connectors to measure the Tx power, modulation accuracy, and Rx sensitivity required to evaluate the TRx performance.

About Anritsu

Anritsu is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu 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 emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.

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Senior Manager, Americas Marketing
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