Anritsu Unveils Base Station Simulator Supporting 4CC CA, 2×2 MIMO

Anritsu Corporation has unveiled its new Signaling Tester MD8475B for R&D sections evaluating the performance of UEs supporting various communication standards, including the latest LTE-Advanced specification.

The newly developed all-in-one MD8475B tester is designed for R&D sections developing smartphones and running performance tests and IP layer throughput tests of the latest UEs equipping with four component carrier aggregation (4 CC CA) and 2×2 MIMO technologies.

The MD8475B removes the needs for test scenarios by using SmartStudio state-machine software featuring an easy-to-use GUI and the stable automatic measurement environment.

The widespread use of high-function mobile terminals such as smartphones is driving an explosive increase in data traffic volumes. The latest LTE-Advanced technology offering faster speeds than its LTE predecessor is being deployed increasingly worldwide to cope with higher traffic.

The key technologies in achieving these faster speeds are carrier aggregation (CA), which aggregates several component carriers together, and MIMO, which uses multiple input and output antennas. They result in a complex test environment due to the increased RF number. In addition, the need for Inter-RAT tests with existing legacy systems requires a tester supporting both simple and stable UE performance evaluations.

To meet these needs Anritsu has developed the all-in-one MD8475B tester offering a 4CC CA test environment to R&D sections developing LTE-Advanced terminals. With its simple and easy-to-use SmartStudio GUI, it is the perfect solution for LTE-Advanced and 2G/3G Inter-RAT test performance evaluations.