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Anritsu Strengthens 5G NR PCT Leadership

August 9, 2019

Anritsu Corp. announced that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has approved the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) Protocol Conformance tests on the Anritsu 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at its Conformance Agreement Group (CAG) #59 meeting in July. As a result, the Anritsu ME7834NR has become the test platform that provides the best test coverage in the industry.

The tests are defined by 3GPP TS 38.523 and have been validated on multiple sub-6 GHz Frequency Range 1 (FR1), and mmWave Frequency Range 2 (FR2) frequency bands. The ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.

Shinya Ajiro, GM of Anritsu’s Mobile Solutions Division, said, “This achievement demonstrates Anritsu’s commitment to support the mobile industry to bring devices supporting 5G NR to market quickly.”

ME7834NR Outline

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA RF Chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G frequency bands.