Radio RF-conformance test system ME7873NR from Anritsu Corporation 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.
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