Let’s look at an example of a smart factory use case. Although these factories are originally designed to eliminate the dead zones, changing the configuration of production-line for optimization can sometimes create areas with poor wireless coverage. Accordingly, testing is required to confirm whether the video quality and response time are stable when the device moves through an area with poor wireless coverage. Similarly, device operation must be verified in the assumed use-case environment, where radio waves might be obstructed or suffer interference from other communications equipment, such as an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), which can cause accidents.
Use cases of XR devices are not limited to general consumers. The importance of application testing for assumed use cases is increasing as applications expand into industrial fields, including the optimization of hardware design, remote control, remote assistance, efficient on-the-job training, succession of skills, and smart warehouses.
Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A is the leading base-station simulator for 5G NR testing. It has been developed based on Anritsu’s extensive expertise from the earliest stages of wireless communications in collaboration with world-leading chipset vendors. As a result, you can start testing efficiently and immediately.
Anritsu’s all-in-one Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A meets your 5G test requirements ranging from protocol to RF tests. Additionally, it offers stable test environment, makes testing easier with easy-to-use GUI and automated test tools for RF to confirm 3GPP compliance. Also, SmartStudio NR control software for MT8000A enables scripting-free application tests, so it is the ideal test solution even for users with little knowledge of 3GPP standards. Moreover, Anritsu’s collaboration with industry-leading vendors to support combined use of the MT8000A with various network simulators simplifies video content quality tests.
As well as assuring user-level quality with the application tests described in the Q&A, we also recommend customers to perform RF related tests because even when a communication module itself meets the required standards, the RF characteristics may be degraded in the finished XR device, depending on the module installation conditions. To learn more, please also read this White Paper.
Anritsu is ready to support your testing by versatile and efficient solutions for development through to manufacturing use, with its long experience in wireless testing developed over many years from 2G era in collaboration with world-leading chipset and module vendors.