Anritsu and MediaTek have collaborated on verification of Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT) for 5G new radio (NR) standalone (SA) mode devices. The tests have been verified with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1,000 chipset on Anritsu’s 5G NR mobile device test platform ME7834NR.

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

Commenting on the development, J S Pan, general manager of wireless communication system and partnership, MediaTek, said, “Anritsu continues to support our development project with leading-edge test solutions. We are happy to see our joint efforts extend to verification of industry standard tests for 5G NR.”

Further, Tsutomu Tokuke, Vice President, Anritsu, said, “Our collaboration with MediaTek has progressed and strengthened with 5G NR. Together, we are proud to help the mobile industry achieve its aggressive targets for bringing new 5G NR devices to market quickly.”

The 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) as Test Platform (TP) 251 for 3GPP-based PCT and Carrier Acceptance Tests (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating multiple radio access technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both SA and non-standalone (NSA) modes as well as LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.