Microwave Journal

Anritsu Launches Suite of LTE Base Station Measurements

September 11, 2009

Anritsu Co., a global leader in LTE test solutions, introduces a comprehensive LTE base station measurement suite that allows field engineers and technicians to conduct tests necessary for the proper deployment, installation and operation of LTE networks. The measurement suite is a set of optional measurement capabilities for Anritsu’s industry leading MS272xB Spectrum Master™, and MT8222A and MT8221B BTS Master™ handheld analyzers that includes tests for RF signal parameters, modulation quality, and Over-the-Air (OTA) scanning.

The LTE RF measurement option allows users to accurately and quickly analyze the spectrum for interference and spectral compliance, as well as conduct occupied bandwidth and Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) tests. With the LTE modulation quality measurement option, Error Vector Magnitude (EVM), frequency error and Control Channel power tests can be conducted. OTA measurements with the third option are used to determine interference from co-channel transmitters, help troubleshoot problems with coverage area, and verify coverage of self-organizing networks.

LTE measurements are the most recent test capability added to the Spectrum Master and BTS Master platforms. Anritsu used its involvement in LTE standards committees and experience developing LTE test solutions for R&D and production to design the LTE measurement suite. The result is a highly accurate field test solution to ensure the successful deployment and installation of LTE networks.