Installing this new hardware and software combination in the MD8470A allows it to simulate a TD-SCDMA HSDPA base station for performing call processing, signaling and data verification tests. In combination with the GSM Signaling Unit (that is fully supporting 2/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobiles), and the Second RF Unit plus EGPRS software, this delivers the world’s first all-in-one platform for testing the mobile device in handover between TD-SCDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS networks. By using this comprehensive verification solution, including handover tests with GSM networks, test and verification engineers can be sure of more reliable introduction of 3G mobile phones in China.
“Due to the presence of a mixed communications network using both current 2/2.5G and newer 3/3.5G mobile terminals, there is a growing need for a measurement platform supporting handover verification tests between 2G and 3G to assure stable handset operation” said Marketing Director Jonathan Borrill. “Anritsu is already supporting TD-SCDMA mobiles with a range of test solutions, and its MD8470A Signalling Tester is a popular TD-SCDMA base station simulator already widely used by terminal and chipset makers in China and other countries.”
The platform now provides an all-in-one capability not only for TD-SCDMA HSDPA call processing and data tests but also for comprehensive verification testing including Handover tests with 2/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EGPRS networks.