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Anritsu's 5G NR Mobile Test Platform Makes Grade In Protocol Conformance Test

July 24, 2020
Anritsu validations included tests for non-standalone (NSA) mode, standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering time-division duplex (TDD) and frequency-division duplex (FDD).

According to Anritsu,  the PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board) Validation Group (PVG) has agreed to the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) Protocol Conformance tests on the company's ME7834NR 5G NR mobile device test platform at its PVG#89 meeting in May. These tests were subsequently approved during the PTCRB#104 meeting in June.

Anritsu validations included tests for non-standalone (NSA) mode, standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering time-division duplex (TDD) and frequency-division duplex (FDD). As a result, the Anritsu ME7834NR maintains its high standing among the industry's leading protocol conformance-test platforms. Thanks to its broad test coverage, the platform enables chipset suppliers, device manufacturers, and test houses to accelerate the certification and introduction of new 5G devices and services.

The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 38.523 and have been validated on multiple sub-6-GHz Frequency Range 1 (FR1), and millimeter wave (mmWave) Frequency Range 2 (FR2) frequency bands. The ME7834NR mobile test platform is registered with the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.

The ME7834NR 5G NR mobile device test platform performs 3GPP-based protocol conformance test (PCT) and carrier acceptance testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating multiple radio access technologies (RATs). It supports 5G NR in both SA and NSA modes, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA MA8171A RF chamber and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6-GHz and millimeter-wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.


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