Anritsu and Samsung complete 5G NR standalone mode tests
Written by: Charlotte Hathway | Published:

Anritsu and Samsung have carried out key scenarios on 5G New Radio (NR) standalone (SA) mode and those tests have been approved by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB).

The companies said these tests are defined by 3GPP TS38.521, TS38.523, and have been verified with Samsung's 5G New Radio (NR) Exynos modem on the Anritsu ME7873NR RF Conformance Test System (TP250) and ME7834NR Protocol Conformance Test Platform (TP251).

Woonhaing Hur, senior vice president of System LSI protocol development at Samsung Electronics, commented, "Anritsu's test solutions are an essential platform to ensure 5G New Radio performance of our Exynos modem solutions. Through close collaboration with partners such as Anritsu, we're able to test and verify 5G standalone registration in detail to optimize our modem's 5G performance.

ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both 5G NR SA and NSA modes. It covers all 5G frequency bands, including FR1 (sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave), when combined with Anritsu's CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A.

The Protocol Conformance test system ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA.

Shinya Ajiro, general manager of Anritsu's Mobile Solutions Division, added, "We are proud that Samsung continues to rely on our test solutions. Our collaboration with Samsung has helped us achieve our important industry milestone in the journey towards 5G NR progress."

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