Microwave Journal

Anritsu Achieves 3GPP Approval for 5G New Radio Standalone Mode Carrier Aggregation Test

May 20, 2020

Anritsu Corporation announced that it has achieved approval for the industry’s first 5G new radio (NR) standalone (SA) test for carrier aggregation. The tests are based on 3GPP TS 38.523 and were approved by 3GPP RAN5 working group in frequency range 1 (FR1). Anritsu has subsequently also achieved the 3GPP approval for Carrier Aggregation testing for 5G NR non-standalone (NSA) in FR1. 

All these tests are available on the Anritsu 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR. The ME7834NR is registered with both GCF and PCS Type Certification Review Board as test platform 251. 

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based protocol conformance test and carrier acceptance test of mobile devices incorporating multiple radio access technologies. It supports 5G NR in both SA and NSA, 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.