Test Solution Supports Current and Emerging LTE-A Technologies

Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren have announced additional support for 2G thru 4G/LTE/MIMO/CA Over-the-Air (OTA) testing with an enhanced solution that integrates the Anritsu MT8821C RF tester with the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software.

This accurate and flexible turnkey solution now supports 2 Carrier Aggregation (2CA), 3 Carrier Aggregation (3CA), and 2x2 MIMO providing user equipment (UE) developers and manufacturers with a single solution to characterize and validate their designs in accordance with current and future CTIA OTA performance test plans.

The MT8821C hardware and the EMQuest EMQ-100 software are now available and in use by ETS-Lindgren. The MT8821C is the first single-instrument solution for testing LTE-A 4CA with 2x2 MIMO and supports testing of advanced Cat. 11 and Cat. 13 devices. It can conduct fast and accurate RF receiver measurements for 3CA UEs and can perform data throughput tests up to 600 Mbps. In addition, this tester is an approved test solution for 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO/CA OTA testing up to 2CA by ETS-Lindgren.

Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren have been working together to develop test solutions that help move technology forward so UE developers and manufacturers can roll out a new generation of mobile devices efficiently and confidently.

Customers of ETS-Lindgren rely on their expertise to provide them with turnkey, world-class wireless test solutions that include the test chamber, and all associated software and hardware. With their in-house test capabilities, they can document the quality of the Anritsu MT8821C and its functionality with their wireless test systems.

The MT8821C and EMQuest EMQ-100 provide a comprehensive solution that can test devices based on various wireless technologies. Specialized calibration and validation methods are supported for MIMO OTA testing and other analysis, including TRP/TIS. Currently the CTIA only requires testing up to 2CC Carrier Aggregation, but that will change in the future and with the MT8821C will be ready to support this change.

This Anritsu tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE/MIMO/CA instrument with the capability for wireless device calibration, RF parametric testing and functional testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. It currently supports LTE (FDD and TDD) up to 5CA with SISO, 4CA with 2x2 MIMO, 2CA with 4x4 MIMO, and Uplink 2CA in a single box, as well as W-CDMA/HSPA to DB/DC-HSDPA, 4C-HSDPA, CDMA2K, 1xEV-DO rel. A, GSM/EGPRS and TD-SCDMA/HSPA.

The EMQuest EMQ-100 offers a wide range of fully parameterized test methods for measuring basic antenna performance metrics, as well as testing both radiated and conducted performance of various wireless devices. Flexible in its design, it can be used to analyze antennas in stand-alone applications, or to test an embedded antenna system and radio module against any of the industry standard OTA radiated performance test requirements.


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