Anritsu Corp. has released its new LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) 4CC measurement software for the MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer, together with multiple new LTE-Advanced capabilities. The availability of the (MX882112C-041) software upgrade is now claimed to make the MT8821C the world’s first one box measurement solution for LTE-Advanced CA 4CC tests.
The rise in demand for content-rich services such as mobile video streaming and social networking applications is driving the need for carriers to adopt new LTE-Advanced standards with faster throughput and richer functions. As a result of this, the R&D divisions of mobile device (User Equipment: UE) and chipset manufacturers increasingly need test and measurement solutions that support higher data rates using LTE-Advanced CA 4CC and LTE TDD-FDD joint CA technologies, as well as higher-order modulations such as LTE DL 256QAM. This new set of releases for the MT8821C further expands the functions and performance, making it the perfect full-featured solution for meeting these measurement needs.
Installing the (MX882112C-041) software in the MT8821C (already configured for LTE-Advanced CA 3CC measurement) enables RF receiver measurements for LTE-Advanced CA 4CC UEs. Adding the simultaneously released LTE-Advanced FDD DL CA 4CCs IP Data Transfer (MX882112C-046) software extends the already full-featured MT8821C with support for LTE-Advanced data throughput tests up to 600 Mbps.
Additionally, the new LTE VoLTE Echoback (MX882164C) software is released for the LTE-measurement-configured MT8821C, to enable power-consumption test and SAR tests during VoLTE voice calls and VoLTE voice function tests. The latest upgrade of core LTE measurement software will also now enable LTE DL 256QAM, LTE TDD–FDD Joint CA and UE Category 0 capabilities within the instrument.
By offering solutions to test the latest functions for LTE-Advanced UE, such as smartphones, and M2M modules, Anritsu solutions play a leading role in efficient development and early release of new mobile technologies. It builds on the technologies of its popular predecessor, the MT8820C used worldwide by UE and chipset manufacturers. All technologies ranging from LTE-Advanced to 3G/2G are supported with easy-to-use measurement functions for more efficient RF calibration and testing in one unit.