Microwave Journal

Anritsu Conformance Test System Receives R&TTE Approval

February 16, 2010

Anritsu Corp. has announced its ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System as the first in the world to achieve European Radio equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) approval for its test functions for next-generation LTE devices.

The R&TTE directive is an ETSI standard assuring that the radio transmitter and receiver characteristics of communications terminals and radio equipment are fully compliant with European radio legislation. LTE terminals satisfying the requirements of the R&TTE directive can be used in any EU member state. Now the measurement procedure and accuracy of the conformance test system has been approved as meeting the European requirements for LTE terminal measurement systems, so LTE terminals measured with the ETSI-approved ME7873L will meet the requirements of the EU R&TTE directive.

The ME7873L can also be freely configured to meet customers’ TRx, performance and RRM requirements, and can be upgraded from the ME7873F W-CDMA RF Conformance Test System. In addition to supporting R&TTE test items, the conformance test system already supports part of the 3GPP TS36.521-1/3 test items and will soon have approval for the GCF/PTCRB work items (WI), facilitating early production rollout of GCF/PTCRB-approved LTE terminals.

Jonathan Borrill, Director of Marketing at Anritsu, said, “This provides a key function in bringing LTE devices to market, and demonstrates how Anritsu is leading the test industry in providing these critical solutions to the device vendors and test houses. LTE device manufacturers and Test Houses using the ME7873L can now be assured of a compliant and reliable platform for making these tests and ensuring compliance with the relevant EU legislation.”