Anritsu announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has selected the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A, Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C, and Signalling Tester MD8475B to conduct compliance tests on 5G mobile devices.
Anritsu has installed the test systems in the FCC’s Columbia, MD, laboratory to support verification that 5G devices entering the U.S. market meet federal regulations.
The MT8000A will be configured with the MT8821C as part of a test system to measure Frequency Range 1 (FR1) and Frequency Range 2 (FR2) Specific Absorption Rates (SARs) of 5G mobile devices.
SAR tests measure the RF energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile device. The FCC limit for safe public exposure levels from a mobile device is a SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).
FCC will use the MT8000A, MD8475B, and the HEAD acoustics labCORE modular hardware platform designed for high-precision voice and audio quality testing. The labCORE’s support of multiple codecs and protocols makes it the ideal reference gateway for modern IP-based communication testing.