Anritsu Supports Performance Validation for Qualcomm 5G RF Modem

Anritsu has announced that its MT8000A Radio Communication Test Station has been adopted to verify the performance of key 5G features, such as Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) in the FR1 FDD mode, in the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF system

This continued collaboration between Anritsu and Qualcomm Technologies around testing of advanced 5G technologies will help facilitate early rollout and adoption of 5G devices and services.

5G non-standalone (NSA) services have already been introduced in several parts of the world in 2019 and 5G standalone (SA) services are expected to be deployed globally starting in 2020, which in turn is accelerating the penetration of 5G technology. This collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is focused on testing of key features required by these services in both SA and NSA modes. 

DSS is a key technology for flexibly allocating the resources of a single frequency band to LTE and 5G according to demand. Using DSS at the introduction of 5G services, with a mixture of 5G and LTE terminal users, helps provide LTE users with continued good communications while offering 5G users advanced services over the same frequency band – allowing for a smooth transition from 4G to 5G, as well as efficient use of frequency resources. DSS also allows the operator to rapidly deploy 5G services in bands currently used by LTE without having to wait for frequency re-farming.

In addition to supporting DSS, the MT8000A can also test several other advanced 5G features included in the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, such as Massive MIMO and Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP), the 5G core network slicing technology. 

Anritsu will continue to actively develop and contribute to the realization of leading-edge communication technology collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies. 

The MT8000A is an all-in-one test platform for RF, Protocol, and Beam tests, as well as for beam-forming evaluations. In addition to supporting functions for simulating base station NSA and SA modes required for the development of 5G chipsets and terminals, it also supports the latest technologies, such as 4x4 MIMO, for increasing data transmission speeds in the Sub-6 GHz band, as well as 8CC for implementing wideband mmWave. 

Moreover, it covers the key frequency bands used by the first 5G services, such as the Sub-6 GHz band (FR1) frequencies of 600 MHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 4.5 GHz, etc., and the mmWave band (FR2) frequencies of 28 GHz, 39 GHz, etc. 

With an easy-to-use GUI and software for setting various test parameters, it helps easy and flexible configuration of an efficient and cost-effective test environment.


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