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Anritsu test platform heads 5G conformance tests

4th December 2019
Mick Elliott

The PCS Type Certification Review Board Validation group (PVG) has approved the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) Protocol Conformance tests on Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at their PVG#87 meeting in Berlin last month.

Anritsu validations included tests for Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, Standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering Time Division Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD).

As a result, the Anritsu ME7834NR has strengthened its position as a leading Protocol Conformance Test Platform, providing the best test coverage in the industry enabling chipset suppliers, device manufacturers and test houses to accelerate the validation and introduction of new 5G devices and services.

The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 38.523 and have been validated on multiple Sub-6GHz Frequency Range 1 (FR1), and mmWave Frequency Range 2 (FR2) frequency bands.

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test PlatformME7834NR is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.

The 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 OTA RF chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz (FR1) and millimeter wave (mmWave; FR2) 5G frequency bands.

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