Anritsu will be testing 5G networks and 5G devices — powered by Qualcomm and its OEM partners across the world.
Last week, Qualcomm announced its tie-up with 18 telecom operators and several phone and device makers to launch 5G devices in 2019.
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Japan-head quartered Anritsu is working with Qualcomm to support test development for devices such as baseband chips. Anritsu’s leading test platform for 5G is designed to support Qualcomm Technologies in its effort to commercialize 5G NR technologies.
Anritsu will play a key role in the transition from 4G LTE to 5G systems by offering test and measurement solutions for supporting early deployment of 5G services.
Anritsu has designed its new 5G test platform for the latest technologies, such as wideband signal processing and beamforming architectures, required by ultrafast large-capacity 5G communications, Tsutomu Tokuke, general manager, Mobile Solutions Div., Anritsu Corporation, said.
The testing platform supports millimeter-wave and sub-6 GHz RF tests as well as protocol tests. The 3GPP non-standalone specifications for assuring co-existence with both 4G and 5G networks require an advanced and stable 4G test environment.
Jon Detra, vice president, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, said the semiconductor company will be working with Anritsu in order to make 5G NR networks and mobile devices a commercial reality in 2019.