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Anritsu Launches Interference Waveform Pattern Software For 5G and LTE UE/Module Receiver Tests

2/8/2022

Vector Signal Generator MG3710E Generates Easy Interference Waveforms for 3GPP-compliant Interference Tests

Allen, TX – February 8, 2022 - Anritsu Corporation is pleased to introduce its Interference Waveform Pattern for 5G NR Receiver Test MX371055A and Interference Waveform Pattern for LTE Receiver Test MX371054A software. These tools generate 3GPP-compliant interference waveform patterns for testing the receiver sensitivity and throughput of 5G and LTE UE and modules using the Vector Signal Generator MG3710E.

The MG3710E, with the software installed and combined with the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C simplifies conducting interference evaluation tests required by the 3GPP RF Compliance Test. The solution supports in-house pre-testing to confirm compliance of Sub-6 GHz 5G and LTE UE and modules before the official 3GPP Compliance Test. Additionally, the solution can be used during R&D to improve receiver sensitivity and throughput performance.

Anritsu developed the two 3GPP-compliant interference waveform pattern tools to help engineers of any experience level easily generate interference waveforms for accurate interference tests. With the software, engineers use an intuitive pattern list on the MG3710A to output the required waveform pattern instantly.

Development Background

In parallel with increasing 5G smartphone shipments, annual shipments of 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) are increasing based on mobile-operator Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services. In addition, manufacturers of automotive electronic equipment are developing 5G communications modules, such as the Telematics Control Unit (TCU). Alongside this growing market for 5G UE and modules, manufacturers continue to develop LTE UE and modules for mobile operators rolling out 5G services.

5G and LTE UE and module manufacturers must ensure that products pass the 3GPP RF Compliance Test administered by a certified test organization. The Compliance Test is the final product evaluation before commercial release. Failed tests may require redesign and retesting. Consequently, pre-testing during development is essential to avoid this risk.

A vector signal generator is required to generate interference waveforms during pre-testing. Evaluation using interference waveforms is important in suppressing degraded receiver sensitivity and helps assure development of competitive UE and modules. The solution addresses the needs of manufacturers of wireless communications equipment, as well as mobile-network operators.

Product Outline

The Vector Signal Generator MG3710E supports receiver sensitivity and interference tests by outputting modulation waveforms up to 6 GHz and these new interference waveform pattern software tools facilitate output of different signal types. Certification organizations, such as test houses, can use the MG3710E with the Anritsu RF Conformance Test System ME7873 series to perform the RF Compliance Tests.

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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Anritsu Contact:
Laura Edwards
Senior Manager, Americas Marketing
Cell: 214.605.0638
Laura.Edwards(ATMARK)anritsu.com
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3E Public Relations
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973.263.5475

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