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One-box tester handles eNode B signaling

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:one-box tester? software? eNode B? signaling simulator?

Anritsu Co. has extended the capability of the MT8820C tester with hardware and software to support parametric data measurement during an LTE test mode call.

Capable of conducting TS36.521-1-compliant transmit and receive tests, the enhanced MT8820C can now serve as an Enhanced Node B (eNode B) signaling simulator, adding to current capability for non-signaling test. The new eNode B signaling capability enables LTE device makers to more cost-efficiently ensure the performance of their products while improving time-to-market, according to Anritsu.

With addition of LTE signaling measurement capability, the MT8820C now offers full test support for multiple modes from 2G to 4G, including GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS, 1xRTT/1xEV-DO, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, W-CDMA/HSPA and LTE. Due to this broad support, it is well-suited for testing multimode LTE devices that include historical 2G and 3G modes.

A full suite of RF parametric and functional tests are available with the MT8820C. Functional tests supported include voice calls, video calls, and current consumption. Parametric tests include traditional UE transmitter and receiver tests as well as new LTE capability for measurement of resource blocks, resource elements, and CQI, with support for these measurements in either signaling or non-signaling mode.

The MT8820C supports all LTE bands and bandwidths, including bandwidths from 1.4MHz to 20MHz. Due to full compatibility with the previous-generation MT8820B API, the MT8820C is a convenient drop-in replacement, adding full LTE test capabilities.

Pricing for the MT8820C is $35,088 with the LTE No-Signaling Test option and $73,476 for the MT8820C with the LTE Signaling and No-Signaling Test option.

- Ismini Scouras

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