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Anritsu’s MT8000A and MediaTek M80 5G Modem achieve over 7Gbps Downlink Throughput with FR1+FR2 Dual Connectivity

Anritsu’s MT8000A and MediaTek M80 5G Modem achieve over 7Gbps Downlink Throughput with FR1+FR2 Dual Connectivity

Anritsu has announced that its Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A achieved a downlink (DL) throughput over 7Gbps using FR1+FR2 Dual Connectivity (DC) technology and 256QAM modulation in 5G Standalone (SA) mode in conjunction with MediaTek’s latest M80 5G modem. This industry-first achievement demonstrates Anritsu’s commitment to contribute to the development and wider rollout of new 5G services which, through its collaboration with MediaTek, verifies leading-edge 5G technology features.

Together, MediaTek and Anritsu have been focusing on the development and testing of both FR1 and FR2 technologies and functions. Increasing data throughput based on FR1+FR2 DC and 256QAM has been one of the latest successes in this ongoing partnership.

FR1+FR2 DC combines FR1 and FR2 technologies to improve data throughput per user by grouping cell base stations with different frequency ranges to transmit data; the 256QAM modulation technology uses advanced RF and signal-processing technologies to support faster communications by sending 8 bits of data in a single symbol.

Increased data throughput has been a key factor in facilitating rich mobile services and the combination of FR1+FR2 DC technology with 256QAM supporting DL throughput speeds greater than 7Gbps represents an important milestone in the future growth of 5G services. Anritsu, in partnership with MediaTek, will continue to play a proactive role in the future development of leading 5G communications technologies.

JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnership, MediaTek, said, “Anritsu’s powerful test platform has helped prove the technology-leading capabilities of the MediaTek M80 5G modem. Our continued partnership with Anritsu will lead to early development and faster time to market for our global 5G mobile devices.”

On achieving this joint test result, Takeshi Shima, President of Test & Measurement Company, Anritsu Corporation, said, “By offering our leading test solutions, Anritsu is happy to have assisted MediaTek in development of its market-leading 5G products. We look forward to continuing our future partnership with MediaTek in clearing the path for advanced 5G to contribute to building a happy and rich global culture through new wireless technology.”

The Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A is an all-in-one platform supporting RF and protocol testing, functional and application operation testing, beam characteristics testing and more. As well as supporting both NSA and SA-mode base-station simulation functions required for the development of 5G chipsets and terminals, it also covers FR1 frequency bands, including 600MHz, 2.5GHz, 3.5GHz, 4.5GHz, and 6GHz unlicensed bands, as well as the FR2 24GHz, 28GHz, 39GHz, and 43GHz mm wave bands, to support all the main bands used by 5G services. 

Additionally, it supports the functions required for high-speed communications, such as 4×4 MIMO in FR1, 8CC and 256QAM in FR2 as well as supporting the latest 3GPP Release 16 features. Furthermore, the MT8000A provides a versatile and efficient test environment that is easily configured using a simple user interface and software to test device performance.

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