Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hashimoto) announces the coming launch plan of its Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A platform for developing chipsets, terminals, for 5th generation (5G) communications systems.
With built-in support for broadband signal processing and beamforming technologies required by ultrafast broadband 5G communications, the all-in-one new designed desktop with the advanced architectures MT8000A supports RF and protocol tests for the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave bands.
Anritsu’s long history in mobile communications testing provides a solid background to the company’s global support for communications chipset and smartphone development. More recently, Anritsu has developed the industry-leading products supporting the LTE-Advanced Pro technology bridge to 5G systems. By offering measurement solutions helping early rollout of 5G systems, Anritsu expects to play a key role in facilitating a smooth and fast transition from 4G to 5G mobile communications.
■ All-in-One Support for RF Measurements and Protocol Tests in Sub-6 GHz and Millimeter Wave Bands
With a 5G base station emulation function, a single MT8000A test platform supports both the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave bands used by 5G. Combining it with the OTA Chamber enables both millimeter wave band RF measurements and beamforming tests using call connections specified by 3GPP.
■ Flexible Platform using Modular Architecture
The leading-edge design with flexibility and scalability using a modular architecture. As well as supporting high-speed broadband communications, this design provides flexible futureproof support for new 5G test requirements, including URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications).
■ Supports Existing LTE Test Environment
A comprehensive test environment is provided by making use of Anritsu’s LTE test platform offering leading-edge functions based on the company’s long experience in this market. Easy configuration of a linked environment for simulating 5G NSA (non-standalone) with LTE makes best use of measurement assets, such as the customer’s test environment, test scenarios.