Allen, TX. Anritsu has introduced three software packages for its MS269x signal-analyzer series that support measurements of RF Tx characteristics of 5G New Radio (NR) base stations and mobile devices. Installing the 5G Measurement Software (MX269051A) and NR TDD sub-6 GHz options (MX269051A-011 and MX269051A-061) in the signal analyzers creates a cost-efficient and flexible solution for chipset and device makers and mobile operators to verify sub-6 GHz equipment being developed for the rollout of 5G, the company reported.
With the options installed, the MS269xA analyzers support 3GPP-compliant sub-6-GHz uplink and downlink signals and specify one component carrier (1CC) up to a bandwidth of 100 MHz. With the software, the analyzers can conduct EVM measurements of <0.5% using wide-dynamic-range performance. EVM measurements are optimized by a built-in, one-button auto-range function in the signal analyzers. Other key measurements on 5G NR TDD sub-6-GHz signals that can be made are Tx power and frequency error.
The MS269xA Series is suitable for accurate signal analysis on 4G and 5G signals. Using a patented calibration process, as well as the multipoint amplitude calibration and phase calibration of the analyzers, a level accuracy of ±0.5 dB across a 6-GHz span can be achieved. The analyzers also feature DANL of -151 dBm/Hz from 6 GHz to 10 GHz, for increased dynamic range and improved measurement sensitivity. The MS269xA supports a standard analysis bandwidth of 31.25 MHz that can be extended to 62.5 MHz /125 MHz with optional hardware.