Software packages support non-signalling RF tests

From Anritsu Corporation come two software packages that enhance its Radio Communications Test Station MT8000A to support non-signalling RF tests of 5G base stations (BTS). The MT8000A, with the software, helps address the increasing market demand for BTS antennas and complexities associated with 5G BTS.

The Base Station Test Suites for both NR sub-6 GHz (FR1) and NR mmWave (FR2) support most of the commonly used FR1 & FR2 frequencies, with multiple RF ports, globally. The new software supports downlink measurements for Tx tests and uplink signal generation for Rx tests in manufacturing environments.

The Radio Communications Test Station MT8000A, an all-in-one platform, can conduct measurements that are compliant with 3GPP TS38.141-1 and TS38.141-2 with the software installed. Tests supported include Tx power, frequency error, EVM, TAE, ACLR, OBUE Rx tests, and Rx sensitivity.

A flexible design allows the MT8000A to conduct highly efficient 5G BTS tests, says Anritsu. A GUI allows users to set parameters and view measurement results and an all-at-once measurement result display lets users view multiple Tx measurement items simultaneously.

It supports multi-carrier measurement and measurement results for each component carriers concurrently. With four RF ports, parallel measurements can be performed by the MT8000A, helping to improve test times and controlling cost-of-test.

Provider of communications test and measurement solutions for 125 years Anritsu partners with its customers to develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for research and development manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multi-dimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimisation.

Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets.

With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in more than 90 countries.

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