Anritsu Corporation announced the launch of three software op­­tions – MX269051A (5G Measurement Software Basic License), MX269051A-011 (NR TDD sub-6 GHz Downlink) and MX269051A-061 (NR TDD sub-6 GHz Uplink). These software options would support the company’s Signal Analyzer MS2690A/ MS2691A/MS2692A series in measuring the radio frequency (RF) Tx characteristics of 5G mobile communications base stations and terminals.

These software options can be applied in the development and manufacturing of sub-6 GHz wireless equipment. Anritsu is also targeting wireless communications equipment makers, electronic part makers and mobile phone operators for the­se software options.

The installation of the 5G measurement so­ft­­ware and NR time division duplex (TDD) sub-6 GHz options to the Signal Analyzer MS269 xA series will support easy and consistent 5G signal analyses, including Tx power, frequency error and EVM of 5G NR TDD sub-6 GHz signals (ex­pected to be adopted by the new 5G standard).

Customers installing these software options in their MS269xA instruments can immediately and effectively commence the development of sub-6 GHz wireless equipment, using the same operations as before.

The sub-6 GHz testing requires the use of the measuring instrument used in the 4G/LTE or earlier mobile communication system. With this software release, Anritsu has strengthened the functions of its M269xA series by adding support for 5G measurements to the other communications methods, including LTE/ LTE-Advanced.

The 5G measurement software and 5G TDD sub-6 GHz options MX269051A have been installed in the MS269xA main unit to support the development and production of 5G wireless communication devices. These software options support signal analyses and measurement of RF characteristics by supporting 3GPP-compliant sub-6 GHz uplink and downlink signals and specifying 1 component carrier (1CC) up to a bandwidth of 100 MHz.

Further, these software options have EVM measurements of <0.5 per cent, which uses wide-dynamic-range performance (at downlink 1CC 100-MHz bandwidth and 3.5-GHz centre frequency) and have a built-in, one-button auto-range function for optimised EVM measurements.

With its dynamic range and accuracy, the MS269xA series is the solution for accurate signal analysis; adding various options such as the built-in vector signal generator helps to improve the quality of wireless equipment and also cuts the cost of sub-6 GHz measurements.