Allen, TX – May 5, 2022 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce its enhanced partnership with Bluetest AB of Sweden, offering a new unified test solution for Over-The-Air (OTA) measurements of 5G mobile terminals.
Anritsu and Bluetest have long been working closely for LTE/5G Frequency Range 1 (FR1) Sub-6 GHz band and Frequency Range 2 (FR2) millimeter wave (mmWave) compact antenna test range (CATR) OTA measurements with Bluetest’s RTS65 OTA Reverberation Test System. This enhanced partnership provides further advantages by supporting the new MT8000A Single Instrument Non-Standalone (NSA) solution with Anritsu’s MT8000A RF measurement test platform for 5G mobile terminals to implement new LTE and 5G (FR1, FR2) OTA measurements.
Previously, a separate MT8821C analyzer was required for LTE OTA measurements. This unified solution facilitates LTE, 5G FR1 and 5G FR2 measurements using just one OTA chamber and a single MT8000A. The result is lower test costs for LTE/5G terminal developers, as well as for operator specific Carrier Acceptance Tests (CAT) in an LTE/5G OTA test environment. In addition, the unified smaller system also saves valuable laboratory space.
Outline of Unified Test Solution
This solution is composed of the Anritsu MT8000A and optional Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C, as well as the Bluetest RTS65.
The Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A is an all-in-one 5G test platform supporting RF parametric and protocol tests, functional, and application tests, validation of beam characteristics, and more. It supports NSA and Standalone (SA) mode base-station emulation functions for the development of LTE/5G chipsets and devices supporting FR1 and FR2. The MT8000A is widely used for conducting OTA tests to evaluate the performance of LTE/5G devices.
Bluetest’s RTS65 OTA Reverberation Test System optimizes the time required for OTA measurements to improve R&D productivity. It supports 5G MIMO measurements on FR1 and FR2, including the 28- and 39-GHz mmWave bands. Its unique design, with both Rich Isotropic MultiPath (RIMP) and CATR environments, allows for multicarrier MIMO measurements, as well as directional measurements on FR2. Additionally, the built-in measurement computer with easy-to-use touch-screen interface helps simplify measurement-results control and monitoring. Using the MT8000A and RTS65 to configure an efficient development environment with RF TRx tests, simulated base-station, and measurement-result monitoring functions facilitates cost-effective OTA measurements of LTE and 5G FR1/FR2 mobile devices.
About Bluetest AB
Bluetest AB of Gothenburg, Sweden is the market leader in wireless equipment and small antenna OTA tests using its pioneering Reverberation Test System. Bluetest’s revolutionary technology is used by world-leading mobile phone makers, communications carriers, antenna makers, and makers of other wireless solutions. For more details, visit Bluetest’s website at https://www.bluetest.se.
Anritsu is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu 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 emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.
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