With a 5G base station emulation function, a single MT8000A test platform supports both the sub-6 GHz, including band n41, and the millimeter wave bands used by 5G. Combining it with the OTA Chamber enables both millimeter wave band RF measurements and beamforming tests using call connections specified by 3GPP.
- All-in-One Support for RF Measurements and Protocol Tests in Sub-6 GHz and Millimeter Wave Bands
- Supports mm-wave band RF measurements and beam forming tests combined use with the RF chamber.
- Flexible Platform using Modular Architecture
- Supports Existing LTE Test Environment
THREE FEATURES OF NEW 5G TEST PLATFORM MT8000A
- Support for Various Test Requirements
MT8000A supports both Non-signalling/Signalling RF TRx measurements as well as Protocol tests on all-in-one hardware by switching applications. The leading-edge design with flexibility and scalability uses a modular architecture; in addition to supporting high-order 4×4 MIMO and 8 Carrier Aggregation (8CA) by implementing eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), the MT8000A offers a flexible test environment for future new applications covering a wide application area by supporting new 5G test needs, including URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications).
- Support for 5G mm-Wave Bands
5G NR requires not only expanded sub-6GHz band test but also the new mmWave band test that is not used by earlier mobile communications. The main mm-Wave evaluation such as RF TRx measurements based on TRP/EIRP characteristics and handover test with Beam Management require OTA environment. MT8000A supports sub-6GHz including band n41. Moreover combining the MT8000A with the RF Chamber MA8171A supports evaluation of 5G NR terminals in an OTA environment.
Example of supported band
|Band||n41 (2.5 GHz)||n78-79 (3.5 GHz/4.5 GHz)||n257 (28 GHz)||n260 (39 GHz)|
Early Support for NSA/SA Test Environments The MT8000A is Anritsu’s market-leading NSA test solution (for Non-Standalone, 5G NR and LTE network architectures), but it is also a timely solution (for SA Standalone, and 5G NR-only architectures) expected to be introduced in future markets. In addition, customer can utilize Anritsu LTE measurement solutions such as stable LTE test environment and existing test scenario resource, and easy to configure a 5G-LTE coupled test environment.