ETS-Lindgren Supports OTA Testing from 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO Using Anritsu MT8820C RF Tester

CEDAR PARK, Texas, March 12, 2012 - ETS-Lindgren announced the Anritsu MT8820C RF Tester has been selected as an approved test solution for 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing. As part of the selection, support for the MT8820C has been integrated into the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software. Now available to user equipment (UE) developers and manufacturers, it is an accurate and flexible turnkey solution to characterize and validate designs in accordance with industry standards.This is extremely important to our overall product offering of wireless test systems, commented Bryan Sayler, Senior Vice President, Test Solutions, ETS-Lindgren. As manufacturers of wireless test systems, our customers rely on our expertise to provide them with a turnkey, world-class wireless test solution that includes the test chamber, and all associated software and hardware. Our goal is to complement the products we manufacture with equally high-quality test instrumentation. With our in-house test capabilities, we can document the quality of the Anritsu MT8820C and its functionality with our wireless test systems.The EMQuest EMQ-100 and the MT8820C provide a comprehensive solution that can test devices based on various wireless technologies. Specialized calibration and validation methods are supported for MIMO OTA testing and other analysis, including TRP/TIS.The MT8820C RF Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE/MIMO instrument with the capability for wireless device calibration, RF parametric testing and functional testing (including call processing or no-call based testing). The MT8820C currently supports LTE (FDD and TDD), W-CDMA/HSPA to DC-HSDPA, CDMA2K to single and multi-carrier 1xEV-DO rel. A, GSM/(E)-GPRS and TD-SCDMA/HSPA. Through Anritsus unique ParallelPhone Mode (PPM) technology, combinations of these technologies may also be supported, including SV-LTE, SVDO, CSFB and redirection. PPM also enables testing of technologies that require two simultaneous RFs, including DC-HSDPA and LTE 2x2 MIMO in a single unit.ETS-Lindgrens EMQuest EMQ-100 offers a wide range of fully parameterized test methods for measuring basic antenna performance metrics, as well as testing both radiated and conducted performance of various wireless devices. Flexible in its design, the EMQuest EMQ-100 can be used to analyze antennas in stand-alone applications, or to test an embedded antenna system and radio module against any of the industry standard OTA radiated performance test requirements. For more information, call +1.512.531.6400 or send an email to