Anritsu’s Support of LTE Physical Layer Test with Call Processing and 2x2 MIMO Enables Integration
Richardson TX - Mar. 22, 2011 - Anritsu Company and ETS-Lindgren are proud to announce that the Anritsu MT8820C One-Box Tester has been selected by ETS-Lindgren as an approved test solution for Over-the-Air (OTA) LTE testing, including MIMO. Based on this selection, support for the MT8820C will be integrated into the ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-108 MIMO OTA Test Package.
“We are pleased to work with ETS-Lindgren to enable the wireless industry with the next generation of OTA test capability,” said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company. “The MT8820C is a unique RF-focused test solution with broad support for 2G, 3G, and LTE testing. When coupled with ETS-Lindgren’s test capability, our combined test solution will verify that new LTE devices will meet CTIA and other regulatory requirements.”
“This is extremely important to our overall product offering of wireless test systems,” commented Bryan Sayler, Senior Vice President, Test Solutions, ETS-Lindgren. “As manufacturers of wireless test systems, our customers rely on our expertise to provide them with a turn-key, world-class wireless test solution that includes the test chamber, and all associated software and hardware. Our goal is to complement the products we manufacture with equally high-quality test instrumentation. With our in-house test capabilities, we can document the quality of the Anritsu MT8820C and its functionality with our wireless test systems,” he added.
The MT8820C LTE One-Box Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and LTE tester with capability for UE calibration, RF parametric testing, and functional testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. Formats supported include LTE (FDD and TDD), W-CDMA/HSPA to DC-HSPA, CDMA2K to 1xEV-DO rel. A, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS.
The MT8820C makes testing of LTE physical layer parameters easy and simple, including measurement of both TX and RX parameters. Parameter setups and pass/fail limits for tests defined in 3GPP 36.521-1 are pre-programmed, including automatic setup of uplink and downlink RB allocations. Options are available for 2x2 MIMO, including IP-layer throughput at 100 MB/s downlink data rates.
ETS-Lindgren designed an instrument driver for use with its popular EMQuest™ EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software. This software not only controls the measurement equipment, but is capable of positioning the measurement antenna relative to the converged device under test to measure 3-D radiation patterns. For added convenience, the software also post processes the measurement data to produce the required test metrics, such as Total Radiated Power and Total Isotropic Sensitivity.
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