Software to support non-signalling RF tests of 5G base stations

Anritsu Corporation offers two software packages that enhance its Radio Communications Test Station MT8000A to support non-signalling RF tests of 5G BTS. With the Base Station Test Suite for 5G NR mmWave MX800045A and Base Station Test Suite for NR sub-6GHz MX800046A installed, the device is an all-in-one measurement solution that reduces test times and decreases cost-of-test during manufacturing of 5G BTS RU.

The MT8000A can conduct measurements compliant with 3GPP TS38.141-1 and TS38.141-2 with the software installed. Tests supported incorporate Tx power, frequency error, EVM, TAE, ACLR, OBUE Rx tests, and Rx sensitivity.

The Base Station Test Suites for NR sub-6GHz (FR1) and NR mmWave (FR2) support the most commonly employed FR1 and FR2 frequencies globally.

The company has launched the two test suites supporting FR1 and FR2 with multiple RF ports to create a more effective solution to conduct RF tests of 5G BTS. The MT8000A, with the software, addresses the increasing market demand for BTS antennas and associated complexities associated with 5G BTS.

A flexible design enables the MT8000A to conduct highly efficient 5G BTS tests. An easy-to-use GUI enables users to set parameters and view measurement results efficiently, and an all-at-once measurement result display lets users view multiple Tx measurement items simultaneously. It supports multi-carrier measurement and measurement results for each component carriers concurrently. With four RF ports, parallel measurements can be performed by the MT8000A, additionally improving test times, and controlling cost-of-test.