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Anritsu Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B Upgraded to Support Latest Bluetooth 5


MT8852B Now Supports Bluetooth® PHY Layer (RF) Tests compliance with the newly introduced Bluetooth 5, Including provision for Bluetooth Low Energy ‘2LE’ and ‘BLR’


Anritsu announced an upgrade to its MT8852B Bluetooth tester, supporting the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 5.

[Development Background]
Bluetooth SIG, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, announced the latest Bluetooth 5 version in December 2016 to support the rapidly evolving IoT environment. Bluetooth 5 is focused on new communications technologies for implementing longer range communications at faster speeds while maintaining low power consumption to support smartphones and IoT applications, etc. Market penetration by products using these new functions requires a measurement solution supporting such functions; Anritsu’s key role as a measuring instrument maker in the Bluetooth SIG working group since the earliest days helps with early development of new measurement solutions for new specifications.

[Product Outline]
These new options for the MT8852B support the full range of PHY layer (RF) tests required by the new Bluetooth 5 specifications for designing and manufacturing Bluetooth devices and SoC, especially tests for 2-Mbps Low Energy PHY (2LE), which greatly improves battery life, and for Bluetooth Long Range (BLR), which extends communications over longer ranges of several hundred meters.

Although the MT8852B has supported the earlier Bluetooth Low Energy specification, this upgrade adds new measurement options for the 2LE and BLR specifications. New test cases can run as part of test scripts to simplify test-case creation and cut test times.
The MT8852B implements 2LE and BLR measurements by direct connection and can control the device under test (DUT) either via USB, 2-wire RS-232 HCI Direct Test Mode (DTM), or USB–Serial conversion adapter interfaces.

[MT8852B Bluetooth Test Set]
The MT8852B offers the most comprehensive testing facilities of any Bluetooth test set. It is widely used by leading device developers and manufacturers for Bluetooth Basic Rate, EDR, and Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth Audio measurements.

Its unique feature for testing Bluetooth Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) facilitates co-existence with 2.4 GHz 802.11 WLAN products. Support software includes Anritsu’s BlueSuite Pro3 and BLE Measurement Software PC applications for viewing Bluetooth packet waveforms, and CombiTest for automating mass-production tests.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 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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