28 Nov 2023

Flexible platform supports 4G and 5G cellular technology

Anritsu’s 5G Base Station Simulator MT8000A

Anritsu Corporation has announced that SPEAG has selected Anritsu’s 5G Base Station Simulator MT8000A for advanced integration in the company’s SAR *1 measurement solution.

SPEAG is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced numerical tools and instrumentation for evaluating electromagnetic near-and far-fields.

The company says the MT8000A is a flexible platform supporting 4G and 5G cellular technology for RF measurements, protocol, and application testing in the FR1 (sub-7.125 GHz), FR2 (mmWave) and LTE. According to SPEAG, integration of the MT8000A in the DASY8-3D V1.4 5G solution significantly simplifies the measurement workflow by enabling automatic 5G call establishment and handovers, enhancing the user experience and ease-of-use.

The MT8000A plays an important role of a “call box” to simulate an appropriate cellular network for a mobile device connection. Once connected, the cellular network then forces the mobile device to transmit at maximum power for subsequent SAR measurement. Creating the conditions for such measurements requires a wide dynamic range for stable connection in the radiated environment, as well as easy parametrization for quick and simple establishment of the connection.

Billions of people use cellular devices daily, so accurate evaluation of generated electromagnetic fields is vital for confidence in the safety and efficacy of the technology. Anritsu says this collaboration with a market leader in SAR measurement, SPEAG, demonstrates its continuing leadership, innovation, and expertise in the telecommunications field.

*1 SAR – Abbreviation for Specific Absorption Rate; Quantity of average radio frequency energy absorbed by human body.

Company info: Anritsu