Anritsu Corporation has announced the start of sales from 8 February of its Manufacturer Test Suite (MTS) for cost-effective testing on mobile phone production lines when used with the Anritsu MT8820B/MT8815B Radio Communication Analyzer.
Using the MT8820B/MT8815B with MTS supports RF adjustments[*1] and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests[*2] of both W-CDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobile phones.
Anritsu's development focus on measurement functionality has cut the MT8820B/MT8815B setup cost by 25% (when using MT8820B ParallelPhoneTM measurement setup for dual-mode mobiles) by supporting optional addition of required functions for other applications.
Manufacturer Test Suite
Manufacturer Test Suite is the name of the special combination of hardware and software running on the MT8820B/MT8815B for performing cost-effective RF adjustments and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests of mobile phones. Various other functions, such as call processing, can be added as options.
The rapid global spread of 3G mobile phone services is leading to increasing production of both W-CDMA/HSDPA and dual-mode (W-CDMA/GSM/GPRS/EGPRS) mobile phones. In this competitive market, mobile phone makers urgently need cost-effective and versatile measuring equipment for their production lines.
Anritsu started shipments of its first MT8820A Radio Communication Analyzer to mobile phone production lines worldwide in 2001. This first model was superceded in November 2006 by the MT8820B/MT8815B Radio Communication Analyzer, offering faster measurement speeds, lower power consumption, etc., and cutting production line costs even further.
Using the MTS announced today in combination with the MT8820B/MT8815B offers makers of W-CDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobile phones the ideal cost-effective solution for production line RF adjustments and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests.
The MT8820B/MT8815B Radio Communication Analyzer with MTS supports RF adjustments and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests of W-CDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobile phones. Various other functions, such as call processing, can be added as options. The basic configuration offers RF adjustments and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests in the Test Mode (no call processing functions). Adding the optional call processing software to the basic configuration supports RF Tx/Rx parametric tests using call processing. Baseband chipset-specific RF adjustment functions can be added as options too.
MT8820B/MT8815B Radio Communication Analyzer
The MT8820B/MT8815B is a measuring instrument for W-CDMA/HSDPA, CDMA2000, and 1X/1xEV-DO GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobile phones used in countries worldwide. By configuring different hardware and software setups, one analyzer supports all the production line tests, such as RF Tx/Rx parametric tests, call processing tests, etc., required by any mobile phone maker worldwide.
The built-in ParallelPhoneTM measurement function enables one MT8820B unit to measure two mobile phones simultaneously. The MT8815B is a more compact space-saving design, supporting measurement of a single mobile phone.
[Target Markets and Application]
|*||RF adjustments and RF Tx/Rx parametric tests on production lines for W-CDMA/HSDPA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS mobile phones|
|*||Evaluation of W-CDMA/GSM mobile phone audio performance|