Anritsu Corporation has announced that the Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment (JATE) incorporated foundation has adopted Anritsu’s 5G NR protocol test solution as its measurement system for the 5G NR device Japanese regulatory test.
Terminal equipment sold in Japan must receive certification of conformity with the technical standards based on the Telecommunications Business Law to ensure the safety and reliability of communications infrastructure. Immediately following promulgation of this Law (April 1985), JATE became the designated organization for implementing Japanese regulatory test of terminal equipment, and it has been a world leader in this field for many years.
Anritsu test equipment has previously supported LTE device regulatory tests in JATE, leading to this adoption of the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and Carrier Acceptance Test Core Software (CATCS) MX783480A for test certification of 5G NR devices based on the Telecommunications Business Law.
With this JATE test system adoption, Anritsu hopes to assist commercial rollout of stable and high-reliability 5G services as soon as possible.
The MT8000A and MX783480A are key components of Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR, which can also be upgraded to support Protocol Conformance and Carrier Acceptance tests.
Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A
The MT8000A test platform supports the latest technologies required by 5G systems, such as wideband signal processing and beamforming. It simulates a base station to test 5G terminal and chipset performance and functions.
Both the FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) frequency bands used by 5G are supported by one MT8000A unit, and combination with a radio anechoic chamber enables mmWave signal-quality and communications tests in an OTA environment.
5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR
The ME7834NR supports both 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode protocol conformance tests specified by 3GPP TS 38.523, as well as carrier acceptance tests. Additionally, it is also registered by the GCF (Global Certification Forum) and PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) as 5G NR test platform TP251 for terminal certification.
Combination with a new OTA chamber and RF converters designed for 5G covers the frequency bands used by 5G including both the FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) bands.
The ME7834NR has been developed based on the earlier ME7834LA supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA protocol conformance tests, and carrier acceptance tests. Customers already owning this earlier test system can upgrade easily to the new 5G test system while keeping their tried-and-trusted LTE-A test environment.
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