Anritsu Company and ETS-Lindgren have expanded their collaboration in cellular and short-range technologies with the integration of Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A for 5G Over-the-Air (OTA) testing with the ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software.
The accurate and flexible turnkey solution allows user equipment (UE) developers and manufacturers to characterize and validate the 5G OTA performance of their designs. This collaboration enables existing customers to efficiently upgrade their LTE solutions to support 5G New Radio (5G NR).
Anritsu’s new MT8000A test platform supports the latest 5G technologies, including wideband signal processing and beamforming required by 5G NR enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) while the ETS-Lindgren’s EMQuest EMQ-100 offers a wide range of fully parameterized test methods for measuring basic antenna performance metrics, as well as testing both radiated and conducted performance of various wireless devices.
Anritsu began shipping the MT8000A with both sub-6 GHz and mmWave last year and, now with commercial 5G devices available, Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren can reliably test and validate the OTA performance of 5G devices using the MT8000A with the ETS-Lindgren hardware and software. To date, Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren have successfully delivered several 5G NR OTA test systems. The seamless integration of this hardware and software solution results in an efficient turnkey package for 5G NR test applications.
“Our latest collaboration with ETS-Lindgren is based on our previous success together, and combines our innovative MT8000A with the ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100 to establish a truly unique test system that addresses the market need,” said Adnan Khan, Senior Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.
Jari Vikstedt, Director Wireless Solutions with ETS-Lindgren added, “From our early days collaborating on OTA test requirements, to the challenges presented by today’s new 5G NR technologies, we appreciate that Anritsu shares our commitment to innovation and high-quality test and measurement solutions for wireless devices.”