Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren have announced the additional support of 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO/CA Over-the-Air (OTA) testing with an “enhanced solution” that integrates the Anritsu MT8821C RF tester with the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software.
The flexible solution now supports 2 and 3 Carrier Aggregation (3CA), and 2×2 MIMO providing user equipment developers and manufacturers with a single solution to characterise and validate their designs in accordance with current and future CTIA OTA performance test plans.
Anritsu’s MT8821C hardware and ETS-Lindgren’s EMQ-100 software are now available and already in use by ETS-Lindgren. The partners say that the MT8821C is the first single-instrument solution for testing LTE-A 4CA with 2×2 MIMO and supports testing of advanced Cat. 11 and Cat. 13 devices.
The MT8821C can conduct fast and accurate RF receiver measurements for 3CA UEs and can perform data throughput tests up to 600 Mbit/s. In addition, the MT8821C RF Tester is an approved test solution for 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO/CA OTA testing up to 2CA by ETS-Lindgren.
“Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren continue to work together to develop test solutions that help move this technology forward so that UE developers and manufacturers can roll out a new generation of mobile devices efficiently and confidently,” said Paul Innis, VP and General Manager of Anritsu. “We are committed to developing test solutions that meet current and future industry and carrier eco-system OTA test requirements.”
Roger Hatch, Senior Director Solutions with ETS-Lindgren, added, “Our customers rely on our expertise to provide them with turnkey wireless test solutions that include test chamber and all associated software and hardware. With our in-house test capabilities, we can document the quality of Anritsu’s MT8821C and its functionality with our wireless test systems.”
The MT8821C and EMQuest EMQ-100 provide a comprehensive solution that can test devices based on various wireless technologies. Specialized calibration and validation methods are supported for MIMO OTA testing and other analysis, including TRP/TIS.