Anritsu will be hitting the road again this October to talk to engineers about how they can address the ever-increasing complexity and performance requirements of Spectrum Analysers. There will be 36 events in 15 countries across Europe, each taking the form of a one-day seminar which will be divided into several parts designed to cover the key aspects of Spectrum Analysers and the testing challenges they need to know in order to stay ahead of the game.
Visitors to ECOC 2017 (18-20 September) in Gothenburg will be able to see demonstrations of Anritsu’s recently released MP1900A Signal Quality Analyser-R. The MP1900A series is a high-performance Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) that accurately measures communications equipment, next-generation high-speed electronic and optical devices, including those for M2M and IoT applications, and optical transceivers used in high-end servers.
Anritsu has signed a strategic training partnership agreement with Ubi-Tech (3R) a specialist in delivering engineering & training services to the telecommunications industry. Under the terms of the new agreement, Ubi-Tech will offer Anritsu Approved, instructor led, industry standard, certification training to the telecommunication market in the UK and Ireland.
Two options for its Signal Analyser/Spectrum Analyser MS2850A have been introduced by Anritsu. They support high speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis. Combined with the 1GHz capture and analysis bandwidth, the options expand the capability of the MS2850A to address the needs of emerging wireless networks, including 5G, where experimental and prototype waveforms are being analysed using simulation and analysis software.
The Enhanced Multi-Signalling Unit MD8475B-071 and LTE 4x4 MIMO Option MX847550B-041 have been developed to strengthen the functionality of Anritsu’s Signalling Tester MD8475B all-in-one base station simulator. Adding this option supports the configuration of a simulation environment for 1Gbps IP data communications combining 4×4 MIMO with high-order modulation (256QAM) and carrier aggregation.
Groundbreaking support of IEEE 802.11 ac/n/a/g/b Over-the-Air (OTA) testing has been announced. It comprises an enhanced solution that integrates the Anritsu Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A with the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software.
A Conformance Test System, which enables simple and cost-effective RF and Protocol conformance tests of 3GPP-compliant LTE mobile terminals in one simple package has been unveiled by Anritsu. The company supplies the mobile terminals industry with the Anritsu ME7873LA (RF) and ME7834LA (Protocol) conformance testing solutions.
A high-performance Signal Analyser targeting development and commercial production of 5G mobile communications systems has been unveiled by Anritsu. The MS2850A is said to be the first mid-range signal analyser to offer 1GHz analysis bandwidth. It supports the evaluation of 5G multi-carrier signals.
To provide signal integrity and on-wafer engineers with an increased range of on-wafer and fixture calibration choices, even when a full set of calibration standards is not available, Anritsu has introduced the Universal Fixture Extraction (UFX) option for its VectorStar vector network analysers (VNAs).
A 100G Multirate Module for its Network Master Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester has been released by Anritsu. It supports interface rates from 10Mbps to 100Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI.
The LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA from Anritsu has won the first GCF certification for the Cat-M1 RF Conformance Test as part of IoT communications technology. This certification gives Anritsu the world lead in GCF-certified test cases. Many network operators have announced introduction of Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies, for use by mobile networks supporting the approaching explosive growth of the “IoT Society”.
Anritsu is to create new test and measurement solutions for R&D, certification and manufacturing of LoRa-equipped IoT devices. LoRa Technology, developed by Semtech is a wireless RF solution for LPWAN devices. LoRaWAN is a standardised protocol based on LoRa Technology that is supported by the LoRa Alliance ecosystem of over 400 member companies.
Anritsu is partnering with KDDI on connection performance and power consumption tests for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) used in IoT market. The LTE standards typically used for IoT are standardised by 3GPP as Cat.1, Cat.1+eDRX, and Cat.M1, and globally chip venders are developing and releasing communication chip.
An upgrade to its MT8852B Bluetooth Test Set to support the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 5 was unveiled by Anritsu at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The MT8852B is a leading RF measuring instrument for design proving and production test of a wide range of products that integrate Bluetooth technology.
Heralding what it describes as “a revolution” in the test market, Anritsu has unveiled the Spectrum Master MS2760A family, the world’s first ultraportable, millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum analysers which cover frequencies up to 110GHz. The instrument which is about the size of a large smartphone can therefore verify high-frequency designs, including those used in 5G and E-band applications.
The latest information regarding the future of Network Installation and Maintenance will be presented to engineers by Anritsu in a UK and Ireland roadshow. The UK events will take place in Doncaster and Warwick on January 17 and 19, while Dublin Aviva Stadium will host the Ireland event on January 25.
The MS2840A-051 Noise Floor Reduction and MS2840A-019 2dB Step Attenuator for Millimeter-wave options have been released for Anritsu’s Signal Analyser MS2840A series. These latest releases are ideal for accurate measurements aimed at improving the performance of wireless equipment and signal sources, as well as for improving phase noise, which is key to upgrading the measurement resolution of microwave and mm-Wave radar and sensors.
The introduction of a BBU Emulation capability for Anritsu's BTS Master MT8220T saves significant time and cost when verifying LTE cell site operation. The capability extends Anritsu’s CPRI test portfolio. Addressing a market need for a comprehensive and accurate field test solution, the BTS Master MT8220T with BBU Emulation provides wireless technicians, engineers and contractors with all the necessary tools to validate that a RRH is installed properly and functional, before the Base Band Unit (BBU) is commissioned.
Leveraging its fibre and RF testing capability, Anritsu says that it has developed the industry’s fastest comprehensive front haul test solution that more efficiently ensures the proper installation and operation of high-speed LTE networks. With the CPRI RF module installed in the Network Master Pro MT1000A, wireless carrier engineers and technicians responsible for optical fibre testing and solving interference/PIM issues have a single handheld solution for accurate and efficient LTE CPRI testing and verification of the latest generation of tower mounted radios (Remote Radio Heads, RRH).