Anritsu Corporation has recently announced that it has achieved approval for the world’s first 5G New Radio (NR) Standalone (SA) test for Carrier Aggregation.
The tests are based on 3GPP TS 38.523 and was approved by 3GPP RAN5 working group in Frequency Range 1 (FR1). Anritsu has subsequently also achieved 3GPP approval for Carrier Aggregation testing for NR Non-Standalone (NSA) in Frequency Range 1. All these test are available on Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR.
The ME7834NR is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.
The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT).
It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA RF Chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the Sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.