SATIMO to Support LTE OTA Testing Using Anritsu MT8820C One-Box Tester

June 21, 2011

PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Anritsu Corporation and SATIMO (A Microwave Vision company) are proud to
announce that the Anritsu MT8820C One-Box Tester has been selected by SATIMO
as a supported test solution for OTA LTE testing, including MIMO. Based on
this selection, the MT8820C is integrated into the SATIMO SAM OTA
performance test software.

“We are pleased to work with SATIMO to enable the wireless industry with
the next generation of OTA test capability” said Kenji Tanaka, Executive
Vice President of Anritsu. “The MT8820C is a unique RF-focused test solution
with broad support for 2G, 3G, and LTE testing. When coupled with SATIMO
test capability, our combined test solution will verify that new LTE devices
will meet CTIA and other regulatory requirements.”

“We are happy to work with Anritsu to deliver high added-value solutions
to our customers,” said Nicolas Gross, Application Director of SATIMO. “Our
patented MV-Scan[TM] multi-probe solutions paired with the Anritsu MT8820C
will allow for fast LTE OTA testing, including MIMO OTA testing.”

The MT8820C LTE One-Box Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and LTE tester
with capability for UE calibration, RF parametric testing, and functional
testing, including call processing or no-call based testing. Supported
formats include LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA CDMA2K to 1xEV-DO rel. A, TD-SCDMA/HSPA,

The MT8820C makes the testing of LTE physical layer parameters quick and
simple, including the measurement of both TX and RX parameters. Parameter
setups and pass/fail limits for tests defined in 3GPP 36.521-1 are
pre-programmed, including automatic setup of uplink and downlink RB
allocations. Options are available for 2×2 MIMO including IP-layer
throughput at 100 MB/s downlink data rates.

SATIMO multi-probe systems are particularly well-suited for OTA testing.
The multi-probe approach drastically reduces the measurement time. SAM’s
latest release (2.17.2) includes “TIS estimation from RSSI,” a quick TIS
measurement method that is now CTIA approved.

The multi-probe approach is also required to emulate multi-path
propagation and perform MIMO testing in a controlled realistic environment.
When associated with a StarMIMO arch and its patented MV-Cal[TM] calibration
unit, SATIMO’s systems and Anritsu’s MT8820C are a clear answer to the
challenging demands of creating complex environment test setups.


Source: newswire

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