The measurement capability of the Anritsu MT8821C Radio Communications Analyzer has been augmented with the release of LTE-Advanced software solutions. When the new LTE-Advanced FDD DL CA 6CCs Measurement Software MX882112C-061 and LTE-Advanced TDD DL CA 6 CCs Measurement Software MX882113C-061 for LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro DL 6CA are installed, the MT8821C supports RF and PHY layer measurements for 6 Carrier Aggregation (6CA) Single Input Single Output (SISO) and 6CA 2×2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), as well as 6CA linked with Licensed Assisted Access (LAA).
With the two software options installed, the MT8821C can test RF TRx qualities for 6 component carriers (6CC) CA. The software enhancements have been developed to provide a single-instrument means to verify LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro mobile terminals and chipsets under development to address the explosive growth in high-bandwidth services, such as mobile video streaming.
The MT8821C has frequency coverage up to 6 GHz and a wide 160-MHz frequency bandwidth for both Tx and Rx measurements. The MT8821C all-in-one tester features built-in LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro terminal RF TRx test functions, as well as base-station simulation functions.
Besides the capability offered with the new software, the MT8821C supports all cellular technologies compliant with 3GPP/3GPP2 UE RF TRX tests, including LTE/LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro, Cat-M1/NB-IoT, W-CDMA/HSPA, GSM/EGPRS, TD-SCDMA/HSPA, and CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO. The tester can conduct measurements directly on the mobile device under test to reduce measurement environment setup costs. A Parallelphone Measurement feature allows a single MT8821C analyzer to perform simultaneous and independent testing of two UEs, lowering test costs and improving throughput by 50%.
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