Anritsu ME7834NR Wins World-first GCF Validationfor 5G NR Protocol Conformance Tests
AAnritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has approved the world’s first 5G NR Protocol Conformance tests on the 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.
Mr. Tsutomu Tokuke, General Manager of Anritsu’s Mobile Solutions division, said, “The past year has seen a rapid acceleration in development of 5G NR technology. Anritsu is proud to be able to support the industry with its leading-edge test solution for bringing devices to market quickly.”
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.
About Anritsu Corporation
Anritsu Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy 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 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.