Anritsu Meets GCF RF and Protocol Certification Targets for LTE Devices

RICHARDSON, TX, Jan. 6, 2011

Anritsu has announced that its ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test (RFCT) and ME7832L LTE Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) systems achieved the Global Certification Forum’s (GCF) 80% test case validation threshold for multiple bands, supporting the recent start of certification for LTE devices. With this achievement, the ME7873L becomes the first test system to reach the 80% threshold for bands 1, 7, 13, and 20. Additionally, the ME7832L has reached the same threshold for band 13, making Anritsu the only test manufacturer to achieve this status for both RFCT and PCT in this band.

“We are proud to support the industry in achieving LTE certification test with our ME7873L and ME7832L Test Systems,” said Wade Hulon, vice president and general manager of Anritsu. “This achievement builds on the core capabilities of our MD8430A LTE Signaling Tester and represents many years of working collaboratively with the GCF and LTE industries. We look forward to continuing to provide GCF certification test systems with additional validated test cases as LTE device manufacturing increases to support leading global operator deployments.”

The ME7873L LTE RFCT system offers TX, RX, performance, rrm, and operator acceptance test capabilities in a single scalable platform, allowing users to verify conformance of a UE’s RF layer to 3GPP and operator-specific LTE standards. Prewritten, validated test cases that conform to GCF work items and PTCRB request for test are available. The system is flexible, as options are available for any LTE band currently scheduled for deployment. Easily changeable test parameters enable the ME7873L to conduct UE performance testing. System options include inter-RAT handover tests and TD-LTE.

The ME7832L LTE PCT system allows users to verify conformance of a UE’s protocol stack to 3GPP LTE standards. Prewritten, validated TTCN3 test cases that conform to GCF work items and PTCRB request for test are available. The ME7832L includes an intelligent test sequencer and protocol analyzer, allowing users to schedule tests using a drag and drop graphical interface as well as display protocol sequences with detailed analysis of any message. Options are available to view, edit, and create custom test cases based on the 3GPP 36.523 standard.

About Anritsu

Anritsu is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communications systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communications products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in more than 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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