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Anritsu and EMITE announce successful and repeatable LTE Carrier Aggregation + MIMO + UMA Over-the-Air (OTA) laboratory tests for a leading US carrier

Anritsu MT8820C Radio Communication Tester has been successfully used in combination with the EMITE E500 Reverberation Chamber and the Anite Propsim FS8 channel emulator to test LTE Carrier Aggregation.


Anritsu and EMITE are proud to announce that the Anritsu MT8820C Radio Communication Tester has been successfully used in combination to the EMITE E500 Reverberation Chamber and the Anite Propsim FS8 channel emulator to test LTE Carrier Aggregation, using 2x2 MIMO and more realistic isotropic Urban-Macro (UMA) fading profiles. The tests were performed for a leading US carrier.

”We are very happy to have Anritsu’s excellent MT8820C base station emulators integrated in our MIMO OTA Carrier Aggregation RC+CE test platform as this will certainly add value to our customers”, said David Sanchez-Hernandez, CEO and co-founder of EMITE. "Being able to test LTE CA + MIMO + UMA with a variety of auxiliary equipment units is a novelty worldwide, and brings MIMO OTA testing to a higher level of realism and applicability worldwide".

The MT8820C LTE One-Box Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and LTE tester with capability for UE calibration, RF parametric testing, and functional testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. Supported formats include LTE-A, LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA CDMA2K upto 1xEV-DO rel. A, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS. The MT8820C provides the most stable and most widely proven implementation of cellular standards for base station emulation and “call box” testing.

EMITE’s unique multicavity mode-stirred source-stirred reverberation chamber solutions (MSRC) provide for variety of fading scenarios at a fraction of the cost of alternative anechoic chamber-based test solutions. Along with conventional uniform, isotropic Rayleigh and more complex SCME-based fading profiles for MIMO OTA testing, the EMITE solutions are the only ones also offering other standardized fading profiles using the patented Sample SelectionÒ technique, something unheard of in the wireless arena until now.

About Anritsu

EMITE is a high-tech company, spin-out of the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain), awarded with the Spanish Emprendedor XXI Award and Certified by Spanish ANCES as Innovative High-Tech Company (EiBT), with headquarters at the Fuente Alamo High Tech Park in the Region of Murcia (Spain). EMITE designs, develops, manufacturers and commercializes MIMO Analyzers as mode-stirred source-stirred reverberation chambers for the compliance testing of diverse 3G and 4G standards and pre-standards worldwide, including LTE, WIFIabgnac, WiMAX and HSPA+, and has distribution offices in the US, Canada, Israel, South Korea, China, Taiwan R.O.C., Singapore and Japan. EMITE’s MIMO OTA mode-stirred source-stirred reverberation chamber solutions were selected by 3GPP and CTIA as candidate methodology for standardized LTE MIMO OTA compliance testing. For more information, 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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