Anritsu Corporation has announced that the PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) Validation group (PVG) has agreed the highest number of 5G New Radio (NR) protocol conformance tests on Anritsu’s 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR at their PVG#88 meeting in February 2020, and these were subsequently approved in the PTCRB#103 meeting in March 2020.

Anritsu validations included tests for non-standalone (NSA) mode, standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering time division duplex (TDD), and frequency division duplex (FDD). As a result, the Anritsu ME7834NR has strengthened its position as the leading protocol conformance test platform, providing the best test coverage in the industry enabling chipset suppliers, device manufacturers, and test houses to accelerate the certification, and introduction of new 5G devices and services.

The conformance tests are defined by 3GPP in TS 38.523, and have been validated on multiple Sub-6 GHz frequency range 1 (FR1), and millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency range 2 (FR2) frequency bands.

The 5G NR mobile device test platform ME7834NR is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF), and PTCRB as Test Platform (TP) 251. The ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based protocol conformance test (PCT) and carrier acceptance testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating multiple radio access technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) mode in addition to long-term evolution (LTE), LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA). When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA RF Chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the Sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G frequency bands.