Anritsu becomes the World's First Test Equipment Supplier to Meet the GCF RF and Protocol LTE Device Certification Targets
Anritsu Corporation (President: Hirokazu Hashimoto) is pleased to announce that its range of Global Certification Forum (GCF*1) approved LTE device test solutions has met the industry target to start certification of LTE devices.
Anritsu is the only test vendor in the world to deliver the required 80% of GCF approved Radio Frequency*2 (RF) and Protocol*3 Conformance tests required for device certification.
The ME7873L RF Conformance Test System continues to lead the way in delivering GCF approved test cases, extending its support of bands 1 and 13 achieved in October to include bands 7 and 20 for both RF and RRM*4 tests at the December GCF meeting. At the same meeting the GCF approved Anritsu’s ME7832L Protocol Conformance Test System for band13.
Both the ME7873L RF Conformance Test System and ME7832L Protocol Conformance Test System provide stable test environments that accurately simulate the operation of the network in the laboratory and give mobile device manufacturers and network operators total confidence that devices will support LTE services in the real world.
■ ME7873L RF Conformance Test System
The ME7873L is a test platform for validating that the TRx characteristics, performance, etc., of LTE terminals satisfy the 3GPP standards defined in TS36.521.
■ ME7832L Protocol Conformance Test System
The ME7832L is a test platform for validating that the signaling protocol of LTE terminals satisfy the 3GPP standards defined in TS 36.523.
*1 GCF: Global Certification Forum
Organization determining basic validation test standards for network operations and mobile terminals to assure global interoperability between mobile systems.
GCF-approved measurement systems and measurement items guarantee that the test procedure and measurement accuracy match the conditions required for mobile terminal validation tests.
*2 Protocol Conformance Test
Test to confirm communications procedure between mobile terminal and base station meets relevant standards
*3 RF Conformance Test
Test for assuring mobile terminal TRx characteristics, performance, etc., in compliance with 3GPP standards
*4 RRM Test
Test related to control of resources (wireless circuit, etc.) between base station and mobile terminal