Microwave Journal

Anritsu LTE protocol conformance tester first solution to exceed 10,000 test cases

February 8, 2013

Anritsu Corp. announces it is the first test equipment manufacturer to exceed 10,000 validated protocol conformance test cases across all Work Items and frequency bands for LTE and LTE Inter-RAT. The milestone, achieved at the recent GCF CAG#33 meeting in Farnborough, UK, was accomplished on the ME7834 Mobile Device Test Platform.

“We are proud of our leadership position in LTE conformance testing, which continues with this milestone achievement. Network operators, device suppliers and chipset manufacturers rely on the ME7834 platform to ensure LTE and 3G devices meet the standards specified for protocol conformance to ensure a trouble-free market introduction of new products and technologies.  By continuing to add to the capability of the ME7834, we are providing the LTE community with a fully integrated test system that ensures device compliance faster and more thoroughly,”said Wade Hulon, General Manager and Vice President of Anritsu Company.

Anritsu submitted more than 1,300 additional protocol test cases for approval at the GCF CAG#33 meeting. As a result, Anritsu’s total test cases approved by both GCF and PTCRB now exceeds 10,000 and is more than 500 ahead of the nearest competitive offering. This sustained effort in test case development provides LTE chipset and device developers with the earliest access and largest test coverage available in a single test platform, and ensures long-term confidence when investing in Anritsu Protocol Conformance Test (PCT).

Anritsu PCT is available as the ME7834 system solution for device validation. The ME7834 combines best-in-class hardware for protocol signaling simulation in a flexible and scalable architecture to meet protocol test needs and budgets, as well as offering market-leading Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) packages. The ME7834 PCT platform is designed to evolve as test needs expand, and is LTE-Advanced Release 10 ready.