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Signal Analyzer MS2850A’s New Options for 5G NR Signal Analysis


To Power 5G Service Rollout

Signal Analyzer MS2850A’s New Options for 5G NR Signal Analysis

Anritsu announces the launch and sales from March 14 of the following 5G measurement software options compliant with the 3GPP 5G standards (5G NR hereafter) for measuring the RF Tx characteristics of next-generation 5G base stations and mobile communications terminals.

5G Standard Measurement Software (Basic License)   
NR TDD sub-6 GHz Downlink
NR TDD sub-6 GHz Uplink
NR TDD mmWave Downlink
NR TDD mmWave Uplink

Installing these 5G Standard Measurement Software and options in the Anritsu Signal Analyzer MS2850A supports fast and stable signal-analysis measurements, such as Tx power, frequency error, EVM, etc., at frequencies below 6 GHz (sub-6 GHz) and in the millimeter wavebands (mmWave) such as 28 GHz band and 39 GHz band.

Anritsu is an industry leader in commercializing mobile communications measurement systems, starting from the first 2G/3G/4G standards, and this new 5G Standard Measurement Software will play a key role in early rollout of the latest 5G services.

[Development Background]

With 3GPP progress in standardizing New Radio (NR) for 5G (5G NR), operators in the USA, Japan, Korea, etc., are moving rapidly towards commercial service rollout, while equipment vendors are shifting to the commercial development and production stages for market base stations and mobile terminals. To help facilitate early deployment of 5G services while meeting demands for high-level measurement technologies at lower instrument costs, Anritsu has developed the announced product release to improve the quality of 5G NR equipment while cutting costs.

[Product Outline]

The 5G measurement and NR software options announced today are installed in the MS2850A for developing and manufacturing 5G radio equipment. They support analyses of both uplink and downlink signals used by the sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands in the 5G NR standards by specifying combinations of multiple component carriers (up to 400 MHz) and sub-carrier intervals.

The MS2850A has the same or better dynamic range and amplitude/phase flatness as higher-end models but at a better cost-performance point, assuring both high-precision signal analysis and higher finished product quality at a lower instrument cost.

Target Markets:
Vendors of radio communications equipment and electronic parts; mobile phone operators
R&D and manufacturing of 5G mobile terminals, satellite communications equipment, wideband communications systems, monitoring of satellite communications, etc.

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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