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Samsung Selects Anritsu for Automated Smartphone Testing

MD8475A includes SmartStudio enables easy creation and execution of fully automated test sequences.

Signalling Tester (Base Station Simulator) MD8475A

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies has selected Anritsu’s MD8475A Signaling Tester with SmartStudio Manager software for automated smartphone testing.

Samsung’s smartphones support many different combinations of radio access technologies (RATs) such as LTE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM and CDMA2000, across many frequency bands.  They must be tested to meet the stringent interoperability requirements of over 200 network operators worldwide.  In order to bring products to market ahead of the competition, it is essential for Samsung to use reliable test equipment with robust automation for fast, unattended product verification.

Anritsu's MD8475A is a reliable and powerful network simulator supporting all required radio technologies in a small footprint unit.  The MD8475A’s built-in server for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) test capability supports critical user features.  The MD8475A includes SmartStudio, an easy to use graphical interface enabling easy editing of call parameters.  The SmartStudio Manager PC software enables easy creation and execution of fully automated test sequences. Samsung engineers have created over 100 automated test sequences to verify smartphone functions including IMS connectivity with these easy to use tools.  Samsung’s many global R&D sites are adopting this solution to efficiently test their smartphone portfolio.

“Anritsu is delighted that Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has selected the MD8475A as a key tool in their development process”, stated Mr. Takahashi Toshihiko, Senior Vice President of R&D at Anritsu. “Samsung’s selection shows how Anritsu’s MD8475A helps LTE device makers ensure their product quality in an intensely competitive market while reducing the product launch cycle time”.

“Anritsu has proven itself to be a good partner” said Mr. Park, Yun-Sang, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics. “The MD8475A allows us to fully test our wide range of smartphone products against many different network configurations in the most efficient manner”, he added.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.


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