Anritsu Company has introduced the MD8430A Signaling Tester, claiming it is the industry's first LTE base station simulator. Developed in conjunction with leading chipset manufacturers, the MD8430A features four RF units that enable 2×2 MIMO system handover tests in a simulated network environment.
The base station simulator can conduct end-to-end testing at downlink speeds up to 100 Mbps and uplink speeds up to 50 Mbps. 3GPP air-interface LTE protocol tests, including baseband coding/decoding processing tests; protocol sequence tests, such as position registration, origination, termination, handover, terminal and network disconnect tests; and application tests, are supported. L1/L2 cache analysis functions are provided as well.
To evaluate the baseband, the MD8430A features a built-in digital baseband interface that supports stable LTE chipset performance and function evaluation tests irrespective of the performance of the RF section. The MD8430A can be integrated with Anritsu's MD8480C W-CDMA Signaling Tester. The MD8480C supports simulation of both W-CDMA/HSPA (up to Release 7) and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS base stations, enabling LTE-UTRAN/GERAN Inter-RAT handover tests.
The MD8430A can be used with Anritsu's Protocol Test System (PTS) and Rapid Test Designer (RTD).
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