Companies partner to pursue 5G SAR testing

18th December 2018
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Companies partner to pursue 5G SAR testing

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory will conduct SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing of 5G devices using Anritsu’s Communication Test System MT8000A. The instrument will be used in PCTEST’s Columbia, MD, and San Jose, CA laboratories to emulate a 5G New Radio (NR) radio access network, providing mobile operators and device makers with an efficient means to conduct SAR testing, which is critical due to the imminent rollout of 5G NR technology by operators worldwide.

SAR testing measures the electromagnetic energy absorbed by a body when a wireless device is transmitting in proximity to an end user. SAR testing with the MT8000A will accurately measure the device to evaluate that it is operating within the established maximum RF exposure limits mandated by regulatory bodies.

5G NR devices will be designed in a variety of form factors and power classes that will have different maximum transmitting power limits.

The Anritsu MT8000A test system provides reliable 5G NR call connection with the transmitting device over a wide range of frequencies, including FR1 (Sub-6GHz) and FR2 (mmWave), to enable accurate, reliable, and stable near-field Power Density and SAR measurements.

“PCTEST is proud to partner with Anritsu for 5G NR in regulatory compliance testing,” said Randy Ortanez, President of PCTEST Engineering Laboratory. “We are very pleased to utilise Anritsu test equipment and look forward to working with Anritsu in 5G NR testing.”

“Anritsu is pleased to work with PCTEST to support the industry’s 5G NR regulatory compliance test needs,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu. “PCTEST recognises that Anritsu is a leader in developing test solutions with leading-edge features to address the verification requirements associated with new wireless technology deployment. Anritsu will continue to introduce a wide range of test solutions as part of our commitment to meet the needs of the wireless device and infrastructure ecosystems.”

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