Radio communication analyzer supports LTE-A testing

Posted By : Mick Elliott
Radio communication analyzer supports LTE-A testing

The MT8821C is a new Radio Communication Analyzer from Anritsu for research and development testing of mobile devices (User Equipment, UE) with the widest capability for supporting LTE-Advanced. The analyzer also operates as a network simulator supporting LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and CDMA2000 1X/1x EVDO technologies to run RF TRX tests in compliance with the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards, as well as parametric tests.

Setting and operation errors have been eloiminated because configuration has been simplified by using preset measurement parameters for test items specified by the 3GPP RF test standards. Additionally, parameters for all tests can be set and changed easily using the all new highly advanced Graphical User Interface, which includes touch screen operation.

An advanced parameter search function enables complex user test settings to be quickly and reliably configured, and automatic PASS/FAIL judgment of measured results according to test specification speeds up testing, leading to greater cost efficiencies.

The analyzer supports additional functional tests, such as maximum throughput tests. With 8 transmitter ports and 2 receiver ports, a single system will perform LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) with up to four Component Carriers (CCs) using 2 x 2 MIMO.

A built-in RF combiner simplifies configuration of complex test environments for LTE-Advanced CA, while reducing calibration procedures of test environments.

The MT8821C is backwards compatible with the MT8820C, maximizing the value of previous investments and reducing the cost of configuring automatic test environments when moving to MT8821C.

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