Anritsu offers LTE-Advanced Test Option

Product Announcement from Anritsu Company

Anritsu offers LTE-Advanced Test Option-Image

Anritsu Company announces the availability of LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) Measurement Software for its MT8820C RF Tester, enabling analysis of leading-edge mobile devices incorporating the new ultra-fast technology evolution. The new option leverages the ParallelPhone Mode (PPMTM) dual-RF capability of the MT8820C to simulate inter-band and intra-band downlink Frequency Domain Duplex (FDD) CA with call processing. With the software installed, the MT8820C becomes the first single-box tester with the capability to conduct three critical CA receiver measurements, providing LTE device designers and manufacturers with a cost- and space-efficient solution.

"Anritsu is pleased to support LTE Advanced CA with our flexible MT8820C RF Tester. We understand that consumers continue to demand ever-faster data rates, and are pleased to support the wireless device supply chain with new test capability to meet these demands" said Michael Barrick, Senior Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company. "We look forward to supporting the industry with additional LTE Advanced capabilities as carriers continue to deploy new features."

The MT8820C RF Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE tester with capability for wireless device calibration, RF parametric testing, and functional testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. The MT8820C currently supports LTE (FDD and TDD), W-CDMA/HSPA to DC-HSDPA, CDMA2K to single and multi-carrier 1xEV-DO rel. A, GSM/(E)-GPRS, and TD-SCDMA/HSPA. Through Anritsu™s unique PPM technology, combinations of these technologies may also be supported, including SV-LTE, SVDO, CSFB, and redirection. PPM also enables other technologies that require two simultaneous RFs, including DC-HSDPA, LTE 2x2 MIMO, and now FDD downlink CA, to be tested more effectively.

Radio Communication Analyzer MT8820C

The MT8820C is an all-in-one Radio Communication Analyzer that is the ideal solution to test LTE, 3G and 2G wireless devices. The MT8820C supports all test functions including signaling, TX parametric, and RX parametric tests. Leveraging the strengths of its predecessor, the MT8820B, the new MT8820C allows users to reduce cost and space over other solutions. The MT8820C can be used with wireless devices that operate between 30 MHz and 2.7 GHz. In addition, the MT8820C maintains backwards compatibility with MT8815B and MT8820B software to accelerate test station setup and reduce installation cost and time when upgrading.



  • Supports LTE as well as 3G and 2G signaling
  • Market-Leading TD-SCDMA functionality including HDSPA and HSUPA
  • Supports all manufacturing processes including no-call calibration and functional test
  • Utilizes Parallelphoneâ„¢ Measurement for 2X line throughput
  • Enables quick migration from MT8815B/MT8820B to MT8820C