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April 2, 2009 - Anritsu Company announces its MD8430A Signalling Tester, the industry's first LTE base station simulator, is a finalist in the 4th Annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. The MD8430A is one of only four products to be nominated in the 4G - Service Creation & Development category. Winners will be announced at the E-Tech Awards Ceremony on April 2 during the International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 show.
"The CTIA E-Tech award finalists indicate which new technologies and services are shaping the wireless industry. Earning a nomination as one of the finalists in such a prestigious competition validates our commitment to design test instrumentation that will help in the development of technologies used in Next Generation Networks (NGNs). Our MD8430A has been instrumental in developing LTE chipsets that are critical to the successful rollout of the technology," said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company, Americas Sales Region.
Approximately 300 entries were received for this year's E-Tech Awards. The MD8430A earned its place as a finalist because it is a highly accurate cost-effective solution for manufacturers of LTE chipsets and mobile devices to evaluate their products and improve time to market. Developed in conjunction with leading chipset manufacturers, the MD8430A augments Anritsu’s broad 3GPP test suite, providing developers of wireless devices and systems with a single-source test solution company. The MD8430A is designed with 4 RF units that enable 2x2 MIMO system handover tests in a simulated network environment. The base station simulator can conduct end-to-end testing at downlink speeds up to 150 Mbps and uplink speeds up to 50 Mbps. All critical 3GPP air-interface LTE protocol tests, including baseband coding/decoding processing tests; protocol sequence tests, such as position registration, origination, termination, handover, terminal and network disconnect tests; and application tests, are supported. Powerful L1/L2 cache analysis functions are provided as well.
The MD8430A can be easily integrated with Anritsu's MD8480C W-CDMA Signalling Tester to create a measurement solution that can reduce overall development costs. The MD8480C supports simulation of both W-CDMA/HSPA (up to Release 7) and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS base stations, allowing LTE-UTRAN/GERAN Inter-RAT handover tests to be made.