The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has approved the world’s first 5G NR Protocol Conformance tests on the Anritsu 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at its January 2019 CAG57 meeting. The 3GPP TS 38.523-defined 5G tests have been validated on multiple millimeter wave (mmWave) (FR2) frequency bands.
The ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.
Mr. Tsutomu Tokuke, General Manager of Anritsu’s Mobile Solutions division, said, “The past year has seen a rapid acceleration in development of 5G NR technology. Anritsu is proud to be able to support the industry with its leading-edge test solution for bringing devices to market quickly.”
The ME7834NR test platform is for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Tests (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G frequency bands.
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