News | July 12, 2019

Anritsu Cooperation Agreement With Bureau Veritas For 5G NR GCF/PTCRB RF Conformance Tests

Promoting 5G NR Certification with the New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR for Early Commercial 5G Service Rollout

Anritsu Corporation President Hirokazu Hamada announces that Anritsu has partnered with Bureau Veritas Customer Products Service division, Electrical & Electronic, Automotive, Wireless (E.A.W.) Business Line in Taiwan for 5G New Radio (5G NR) GCF and PTCRB conformance testing using Anritsu’s New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR.

Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leading testing, inspection and certification organization. Its Electrical & Electronic/Wireless laboratory in Taiwan operates professionally, verified by mobile terminal certification organizations, such as GCF and PTCRB. By adopting the new ME7873NR 5G NR RF/RRM test system, Bureau Veritas is cooperating with Anritsu in obtaining GCF and PTCRB conformance test certifications (test platform validation), helping accelerate Anritsu’s activities in 5G NR RF/RRM testing.

The ME7873NR is a RF/RRM test platform for 5G NR currently under development and supports RF/RRM conformance and carrier acceptance inspection tests. It is registered with GCF and PTCRB as the 5G NR test platform TP250. The ME7873NR is designed for certification of mobile terminals using 3GPP-compliant 5G RF/RRM tests and will also be used for PTCRB certifications.

5G is creating a new generation of cellular networks. Anritsu is now synergizing with Bureau Veritas to collaborate with varied test certification bodies to facilitate growth of the 5G NR conformance test market and early commercial rollout of 5G NR communications services by bringing a stable and high-quality conformance test system to market.

New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR Background

The New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both planned 5G NR Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes. When combined with Anritsu’s CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A, all 5G frequency bands, including sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave), are supported. A flexible system configuration allows customers to customize the ME7873NR for specific measurement conditions. An easy 5G upgrade path from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA creates a cost-effective RF test system that meets emerging required test conditions.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has 75,000 employees in more than 1,400 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environment protection and social responsibility. For more information, visit www.bureauveritas.com.

Bureau Veritas Customer Products Services, Electrical & Electronic/Automotive/Wireless Division (BV CPS E.A.W.)

Uniquely in the TIC industry, Bureau Veritas is the only partner who has integrated the full suite of capabilities for the electronics, automotive and wireless segments. Supported by over 2,000 skilled staffs within our E.A.W. network, our footprint spans the globe. Dedicated commercial and technical teams are organized by market segment to help clients’ needs are delivered locally. Bureau Veritas CPS E.A.W. covers more wireless technologies than any company in the TIC business, with authorizations covering NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GCF/PTCRB, Thread, DSRC, CBRS, LoRa, Sigfox, Qi, as well as 2G/3G/4G and 5G. Our "total solution" approaches with a variety of capabilities helping clients to shorten the time to market for their products, including IoT / IT Equipment, Wearable Device, Audio / Video, Mobile Device, Telecommunication, Wireless Product, Household Product, Battery, Lighting as well as Automobile, Industry, Medical Device, and Photovoltaic Inverter. For more information, visit https://ee.bureauveritas.com.tw.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has 75,000 employees in more than 1,400 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environment protection and social responsibility. For more information, visit www.bureauveritas.com

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

For more information, visit www.anritsu.com.

SOURCE: Anritsu Corporation