May 10, 2013

Anritsu Introduces First Single-box RF Test Capability for LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation with MT8820C RF Tester


Anritsu Company recently announced the availability of LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) Measurement Software for its MT8820C RF Tester, enabling analysis of leading-edge mobile devices incorporating the new ultra-fast technology evolution. The new option leverages the ParallelPhone Mode (PPMTM) dual-RF capability of the MT8820C to simulate inter-band and intra-band downlink Frequency Domain Duplex (FDD) CA with call processing. With the software installed, the MT8820C becomes the first single-box tester with the capability to conduct three critical CA receiver measurements, providing LTE device designers and manufacturers with a cost- and space-efficient solution.

“Anritsu is pleased to support LTE Advanced CA with our flexible MT8820C RF Tester. We understand that consumers continue to demand ever-faster data rates, and are pleased to support the wireless device supply chain with new test capability to meet these demands,” said Michael Barrick, Senior Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company. “We look forward to supporting the industry with additional LTE Advanced capabilities as carriers continue to deploy new features.”

The MT8820C RF Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE tester with capability for wireless device calibration, RF parametric testing, and functional testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. The MT8820C currently supports LTE (FDD and TDD), W-CDMA/HSPA to DC-HSDPA, CDMA2K to single and multi-carrier 1xEV-DO rel. A, GSM/(E)-GPRS, and TD-SCDMA/HSPA. Through Anritsu’s unique PPM technology, combinations of these technologies may also be supported, including SV-LTE, SVDO, CSFB, and redirection. PPM also enables other technologies that require two simultaneous RFs, including DC-HSDPA, LTE 2x2 MIMO, and now FDD downlink CA, to be tested more effectively.

Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.