Anritsu Co. introduces the BTS Master MT8221B, a high-performance handheld base station analyzer that has been specifically developed to support emerging 4G standards as well as installed 2G/3G networks. The MT8221B’s platform provides a 20 MHz demodulation capability to measure technologies such as LTE and WiMAX, and a 30 MHz Zero-Span IF Output for external demodulation of virtually any other wideband signal. In addition, a Vector Signal Generator option with the flexibility to generate two modulated signals plus noise is available for comprehensive receiver testing.

Senior cell site technicians and RF engineers can use the BTS Master MT8221B to accurately and quickly test and verify the installation and commissioning of base stations and cell sites, for optimal wireless network performance. It is equally suited for on-going maintenance and troubleshooting to help ensure the operation of wireless network infrastructure. Key performance indicators (KPI), such as dropped calls, call denial, or call blocking rates due to a malfunction at the cell site or interference, can be easily and accurately detected with the BTS Master MT8221B.

Existing 2G/3G networks and 4G networks being rolled out can be tested with the BTS Master MT8221B. The analyzer can measure the RF quality and modulation quality of a wireless signal to verify the performance of virtually every subsystem in a base station’s transmitter. Downlink Over-the-Air (OTA) Quality tests verify the performance of the downlink with the OTA scanners.