Anritsu Company has launched a CPRI RF Measurement option for its BTS Master handheld base station analyzer.
The CPRI RF Measurement option significantly reduces the operational expense (Opex) associated with troubleshooting interference at base stations.
The BTS Master-based CPRI RF measurement test set allows telecom field engineers and technicians to conduct accurate RF measurements on Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) while remaining at ground level, eliminating the considerable expense and time associated with calling a tower crew to conduct interference measurements.
Anritsu said the BTS Master can conduct RF measurements over the fiber optic CPRI link connecting the baseband unit (BBU) and RRH. Anritsu has developed preconfigured radio setups and an auto detect function in the option to simplify configuring the CPRI link for RF measurements.
The BTS Master handheld base station analyzer offers 10x faster sweep speed than other solutions in its class, to capture bursty signals missed by alternative methods and more efficiently locate the sources of interference and PIM.
Telecom users can conduct CPRI Spectrum and CPRI Spectrogram measurements with the test set. They can eliminate the cost and time associated with dispatching a tower crew.
Anritsu said its BTS Master family consists of MT8820T, MT8221B and MT8222B, which support 2G/3G/4G wireless networks, and feature over 30 analyzers in one instrument to meet virtually every measurement need.