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Anritsu-3-3-21

Anritsu Introduces RF Regulatory Test System Supporting ARIB/ETSI/FCC-Compliant FR1 RF Tests

RF Regulatory Test System: ME7803NR

March 3, 2021

Anritsu Company introduced the RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR solution for regulatory compliance testing of 5G systems. Integrating the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A with other hardware and dedicated software, the ME7803NR is a cost-efficient, easy-to-use single solution to conduct ARIB/ETSI/FCC-compliant frequency range (FR)1 RF tests on 5G New Radio (NR) UE. 

The ME7803NR supports certified North American, European and Asian bands. It also supports emerging regional bands planned for deployment, including 5G NR bands and 5G non-Standalone (NSA) mode LTE bands used as LTE anchors. 

At the core of the RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR is the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A, which simulates a 5G NR base station. The system also integrates the Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C operating as an LTE anchor, as well as a combination of the MS2840A/MS2850A Spectrum Analyzers/Signal Analyzers, MG3710E Vector Signal Generator and MG3694C Signal Generator.

The RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR supports all major FR1 RF regulatory compliance tests of 5G NR UE. SAR/OTA/EMC tests can be conducted using the MT8000A and MT8821C, as well. Measurements are conducted using 5G NR NSA mode call connections. Additionally, the platform can perform spurious and interference tests efficiently and accurately, filling a test void for many companies. A built-in calibration function seamlessly changes the connection configuration, for improved measurement stability and measured value reliability.

Measurement efficiency and quality of 5G terminals are assured by the easy-to-operate GUI. In addition to evaluating RF performance of 5G UE to ensure they comply with leading regulatory requirements, the ME7803NR easily determines if radio waves are being used efficiently. 

The RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR brings cost benefits and flexibility to 5G NR UE regulatory testing. By easily integrating the MT8000A, MT8821C and other existing equipment, the system maximizes current test investments and minimizes additional expenses. Anritsu expects its new ME7803NR to play an important role in deploying commercial 5G mobile network services by facilitating the spread of 5G terminals.