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Press Release -- February 22nd, 2020
Source: anritsu

Anritsu Company Upgrades MT8870A with LTE-V2X Functions to Conduct Physical Layer Tests on Products and Devices

Universal Wireless Test Set Performs Fast Automatic LTE C-V2X Device Evaluations to Increase Mass-production Manufacturing Productivity

Allen, TX – February 19, 2020 – Anritsu Company introduces two software options for its Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A to measure RF characteristics of 3GPP-compliant LTE-V2X (PC5) devices, helping to facilitate the smooth rollout of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) commercialization. With the software, the MT8870A provides automotive chipset and module manufacturers with a cost-efficient instrument that can conduct accurate physical layer (RF) tests of V2X products and devices.

Installing the new options in the MT8870A enables the industry’s fastest, fully automatic, non-signaling-based LTE-V2X TRx tests. The software packages consist of the LTE-V2X Tx Measurement MX887068A and LTE-V2X Waveforms MV887068A. Anritsu developed the MT8870A-based solution to improve the mass-production manufacturing efficiency of V2X devices and chipsets and help accelerate C-V2X service commercialization.

The new software expands the capabilities of the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, which is designed for mass-production test of multi-standard wireless systems. In addition to LTE-V2X and IEEE 802.11p (DSRC V2X) for automotive designs, the test set also supports the latest 5G sub-6 GHz, LTE, NB-IoT, Cat-M, WLAN and Bluetooth standards.

With four TRx measurement modules installed in the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, four devices-under-test (DUTs) can be connected and measured simultaneously, creating distinct time and cost benefits. Different wireless systems can be measured in parallel, helping further reduce measurement time, as well as the product line test equipment footprint. The MT8870A can be controlled by an external PC.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. 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 over 90 countries.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing

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