Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR has reached the GCF 5G terminal Test Platform Approval Criteria (TPAC) for the New Radio RF conformance test.
GCF defines the reference compliance test required for commercial release of mobile terminals, and Anritsu’s ME7873NR won GCF certification on May 22, 2019 for test cases defined by GCF as a condition for starting approval of 5G terminals using the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz non-standalone (NSA) mode RF conformance test. The test target frequency band is expected to be used in Japan, S. Korea, and China. The RF conformance tests achieving the criteria are fundamental tests for measuring terminal RF TRx functions and are key items in bringing 5G terminals early to market. As a result of winning this GCF approval for 5G RF tests, the ME7873NR will help with early rollout of commercial 5G services.
In addition to supporting the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz NSA mode, Anritsu is working on acquiring more certifications for all 5G NR Sub-6 GHz tests, including the standalone (SA) mode. Moreover, the company has also won approval for tests in the mmWave band expected to enter use soon, assisting both deployment of commercial 5G mobile network services starting later this year, as well as early market entry of 5G mobile terminals.
The NR RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes, while combination with Anritsu’s 5G over-the-air (OTA) chamber (CATR) covers all 5G frequency bands, including not only Sub-6 GHz but also mmWave. The flexible system configuration can be customized easily for the measurement conditions while also supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA RF tests as well as carrier acceptance tests (CAT); an upgrade from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA to add 5G support offers customers a cost-effective RF test system meeting required test conditions.