3GPP RAN5 working group considers sub-6GHz FR1 conformance test

20th February 2019
Posted By : Mick Elliott
3GPP RAN5 working group considers sub-6GHz FR1 conformance test

What is said to be the industry’s first Protocol Conformance test in the Sub-6GHz Frequency Range 1 (FR1) has been submitted to the 3GPP RAN5 working group for approval by Anritsu. The test defined by 3GPP TS38.523 has been verified with Exynos modem 5100 5G New Radio (NR) modem developed by Samsung’s System LSI Business on Anritsu ME7834NR Protocol Conformance test system.

 

The test platform is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251.

“Anritsu continues to support our leading edge technology development by providing quick access to latest features on their test solutions.” said Woonhaing Hur, Vice President of System LSI Protocol Development at Samsung Electronics “5G is evolving at a much faster pace than previous technologies, and I am pleased to see that Anritsu is keeping ahead of the evolution as they did during LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro.

“We are proud that Samsung continue to rely on our test solutions.” Said Tsutomu Tokuke, General Manager of Anritsu’s Mobile Solutions Division “Our collaboration with Samsung has helped us achieve yet another important industry milestone in the journey towards 5G NR commercialisation.”

The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT).

It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, 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 instrument covers the sub-6GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.


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