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HSPA Functionality Introduced for Signaling Tester

January 17, 2011
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AnritsuMD8470AsmallAnritsu Company introduces HSPA functionally for its MD8470A Signaling Tester that provides the MD8470A with best-in-class data rate analysis capability for HSPA applications. With the MX847010A-11 (HSDPA) and MX847010A-12 (HSUPA) options, the MD8470A is the only application test solution that can measure full HSPA data rates, making it an excellent verification tool for developers of HSDPA and/or HSUPA applications. The introduction of the options confirms Anritsu’s commitment to provide the mobile communications industry with test solutions for next-generation networks (NGNs). With the adoption of broadband technologies, there is an increased need for solutions such as the MD8470A to test high-speed packet data.

The MD8470A, when equipped with the options, supports all HSDPA and HSUPA UE categories specified in 3GPP TS25.306. HSDPA data rates to 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA data rates to 5.76 Mbps can be tested with the MD8470A. With a new built-in Data Throughput Monitor function, the MD8470A supports the monitoring of data throughput performance in real time and provides an efficient test environment for performance optimization.

Actual data throughput performance can be verified at a fixed rate or at a rate decided by UE category and CQI value. HSPA application testing can be carried out in various bearer environments by switching the data rate on the instrument. The MD8470A is also able to test the performance of a mobile terminal where the HSPA data communication is interrupted due to an incoming voice call, video call or SMS/MMS.

Designed on a robust platform, the MD8470A Signaling Tester is a highly-efficient instrument that provides mobile application developers with an easy-to-use interface supporting complex, high-speed data functions being developed and offered in the next-generation of mobile terminals. The MD8470A complies with global standards regulating 2.5G, 3G and 3.5G mobile communication systems, including GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, WCDMA, CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO and TD-SCDMA. With its simple Wireless Network Simulator kit and new HSPA functionality, the MD8470A is the industry’s leading application test solution.

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