The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has approved the world's first 5G NR Protocol Conformance tests on Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at their January 2019 CAG57 meeting.
The 3GPP TS 38.523-defined 5G tests have been validated on multiple millimeter wave (mmWave) (FR2) frequency bands. The ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.
The ME7834NR test platform is for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Tests (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu's new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G frequency bands.
Anritsu's "2020 VISION" philosophy has engaged 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.
Anritsu will also be showcasing the ME7834NR 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2019 Barcelona (MWC19) event scheduled from 25-28 February, 2019.