The functionality of existing MT8000A Radio Communication Test Stations can be upgraded using Anritsu Corporation’s new 0.4-7.125GHz Enhanced RF Module MT8000A-033 option, which leverages a modular architecture to facilitate extended all-in-one 5G NR test coverage.

With its built-in RF transceiver (up to 16Tx and 8Rx), this new RF module supports carrier aggregation over four bands for 5G 4×4 MIMO SA and New Radio Dual Connectivity (NR-DC), which combines FR1 and FR2 component carriers to achieve higher bandwidth.

As well as covering the FR1 band, the MT8000A platform with this new RF module also covers future NR-U and licensed 6GHz bands for flexible testing of various frequency-band combinations to improve test efficiency and optimize R&D capital investment.