Anritsu Corporation has reported that its New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is now being certified as the industry’s first system to meet the GCF Test Platform Approval Criteria (TPAC) for 5G NR RF conformance performance tests for the FR2 (mmWave) band.
The ME7873NR successfully passed 5G NR FR2 NSA TPAC-compliant performance tests at the July 2021 CAG meeting and is now a GCF-approved test system for terminal certification.
Before achieving this GCF certification, Anritsu has helped develop 5G FR2 RF Conformance Test standards at 3GPP RAN5 meetings.
For the future, Anritsu intends to play a key role in the deployment of widespread commercial 5G services by obtaining further certifications for 5G RF/RRM tests.
The ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS 38.521/TS 38.533 5G NR RF and RRM tests.
It supports both 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes. In addition, combination with the CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A for 5G OTA (CATR) tests covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only the 3GPP FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) band but also the FR2 (mmWave) band.
The ME7873NR flexible system configuration can be customized easily to match customers’ required test measurement conditions.