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Industry-First, All-in-One Signalling Tester Supports LTE-Advanced 1-Gbps IP Throughput Evaluation

2017/7/10

Simplified Cellular Device Thermal and Load Tests

Signalling Tester MD8475B

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the release of Enhanced Multi-signalling Unit MD8475B-071 and LTE 4x4 MIMO Option MX847550B-041 to expand the functions of its popular Signalling Unit MD8475B.

Adding this new option supports configuration of a simulation environment for 1 Gbps IP data communications combining 4×4 MIMO with high-order modulation (256QAM) and carrier aggregation. Previous 1 Gbps evaluation required difficult setup using several pieces of equipment, but the all-in-one MD8475B simplifies measurement to not only increase test efficiency but also to cut capital expenditure.

By offering LTE-Advanced evaluation solutions, Anritsu is supporting easy development and evaluation of wireless devices, such as smartphones, and hopes to play a key role in commercializing broadband mobile services.

[Development Background]
Mobile data traffic has exploded in recent years due to the widespread popularity of mobile phones and increasing numbers of rich-content services. Moreover, mobile data traffic is expected to continue expanding due to future deployment of medical Internet services, the connected car, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and its calendar annual growth rate (CAGR) is forecast to exceed 59% by 2019. Mobile operators worldwide want to provide stable high-quality communications services and are not only increasing the capacity and speeds of existing networks, but are also investigating next-generation communication systems.

As a result of increasing the speed of commercial mobile phones, problems are arising with operating system freezes, heat generation, and battery consumption due to the higher load conditions. Solving these issues requires a high-stability, high-reproducibility evaluation environment at every stage from early R&D to product release evaluation.

Anritsu is helping create this evaluation environment with this release adding 1 Gbps IP throughput evaluation to the MD8475B.

[Product Outline]
The Signalling Tester MD8475B is an all-in-one base-station simulator supporting evaluation of various communications technologies ranging from LTE-Advanced to 2G. Its wide test coverage and easy operability using multiple RF ports supporting up to 8Tx tests, plus SmartStudio (state-machine GUI) with a wide variety of parameter settings make light work of configuring an evaluation environment for mobile terminals supporting carrier aggregation.

Strengthening the MD8475B functions with these newly released Enhanced Multi-signalling Unit MD8475B-071 hardware and LTE 4x4 MIMO Option MX847550B-041 software for evaluating broadband communications will play a major role in development of LTE 4x4 MIMO DL mobile terminals.

Target Markets: Cellular device makers, chipset makers, mobile carriers, etc.

Applications: Evaluation of functions and performance of LTE-Advanced mobile terminals and chipset carrier aggregation


About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) 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.

For further information please contact:
actw.marketing@anritsu.com

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