Anritsu introduces CTIA battery-life test capability

Sept. 8, 2016

Richardson, TX. Anritsu has introduced an automated test solution featuring its MD8475A signaling tester and Smart Studio Manager that allows battery-life tests to be performed in accordance with the CTIA Battery Life Test Plan version 1.0 specification. Anritsu is addressing a growing market need with the solution, which allows mobile device engineers and operators to emulate real-world scenarios to more efficiently and accurately measure the impact popular apps and functions have on battery performance.

Eleven validated test cases have been developed by Anritsu in concert with the CTIA Battery Life working group to address the requirements contained in the latest specification. Among the battery tests that can be performed are email, SMS, audio and video streaming, gaming, web browsing, and music playback. Engineers can define and configure different profiles according to expected usage, such as the number of emails viewed per day or hours spent web browsing. Comprehensive mobile device performance analysis can be conducted, as all test results are logged into a database for simple viewing and report generation.

Smart Studio Manager resides in a computer and is used to control the MD8475A to conduct the CTIA Battery Life Test Plan tests. A separate power analyzer to measure the voltage and current is part of the solution, as well.

The MD8475A is an all-in-one base station simulator supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA Evolution/DC-HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO Rev. A, and TD-SCDMA/TD-HSPA. In addition to battery tests, the MD8475A supports other measurement environments, including maximum throughput performance tests and stress tests of LTE terminals. It also conducts CS Fallback, call connection reliability and stability tests at handover, communication tests at low RF power, and offloading from LTE to WLAN tests.


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