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Anritsu Bluetooth 5.1 Test Solution Start of MT8852B BLE AoA/AoD Option Sales


Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the August 26 release of the company’s BLE AoA/AoD Option MT8852B-037 for its Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B supporting the latest Bluetooth® Core v5.1 (BT 5.1) specification for evaluating new key positioning services expected to see rapid growth in the Bluetooth market.

Installing this newly developed option in the MT8852B adds RF-signal Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) measurements, helping development, testing, and manufacturing of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1 devices and equipment.

[Development Background]

Although Bluetooth-based positioning services have been supported already before the first appearance of BT5.1, the higher position accuracy offered by AoA/AoD of BT 5.1 is expected to see widespread commercial adoption due to the better user experience. Adding this new AoA/AoD technology to now BLE in widespread use, offers exciting new applications, such as accurate inventory tracking, indoor navigation systems, etc.

The market appearance of various BT5.1 services and products is expected to increase the need for AoA/AoD RF measurements, which Anritsu’s MT8852B now supports with this release.

[Product Outline]

The MT8852B supports the test procedures specified by the Bluetooth SIG RF Test Specifications for performing the various BR, EDR, BLE, Bluetooth Audio, etc., measurements required by developers, manufacturers, and vendors of Bluetooth chipsets, modules, etc.

In addition, the MT8852B comes with PC application software for development work; as well as displaying test packets graphically, this application software also performs automatic Pass/Fail evaluation for test limits to simplify fault troubleshooting at the development and prototyping stages.

Last, in addition to having the patented Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) test function for 2.4-GHz band WLAN equipment coexistence tests, the MT8852B also supports CombiTests, etc., for configuring automated turnkey solutions for mass-production testing.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. The company’s 2020 VISION philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service-assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

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