- The upgrade adds 5G support to offer customers a cost-effective RF test system
- This will help bring 5G mobile terminals to market soon
To enable this certification by the GCF, Anritsu led the RAN5 meeting by submitting many CRs to define the 3GPP specification FR2 spurious test case.
The New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, while the combination with Anritsu’s 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only Sub-6 GHz but also mmWave. The flexible system configuration can be customized easily for the measurement conditions while also supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests, as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT). An upgrade from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA to add 5G support offers customers a cost-effective RF test system meeting required test conditions.
For the future, Anritsu expects the ME7873NR to be further validated from the GCF and PTCRB for the RF and RRM mmWave frequency bands, so as to play a key role in the commercialization of 5G mobile networks and helping bring 5G mobile terminals to market as soon as possible.