Anritsu Corporation and Orolia have announced immediate support of Assisted GPS (A-GPS) test functionality to meet 5G New Radio (NR) Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) requirements for multiple North American operators on the Anritsu ME7834NR 5G Mobile Device Test Platform. As part of the strategic partnership between the two companies, Anritsu leverages Orolia's industry-leading GNSS simulation capabilities to deliver A-GPS CAT testing platforms featuring the new Orolia GSG-SKY-ANR solution. The Anritsu MR7834NR supports A-GPS, FR1, FR2, FR1+FR2 NSA and SA US operator signaling requirements on the same platform.
The A-GPS simulation component of the ME7834NR-based test system leverages the GSG-SKY-ANR simulation platform from Orolia. The GSG-SKY-ANR is powered by Orolia's SKYDEL simulation engine, which delivers flexible, scalable, and efficient GNSS/GPS simulation. The GSG-SKY-ANR GNSS simulator is exclusively available to Anritsu ME7834NR customers.
Anritsu ME7834NR A-GPS-enabled systems for 5G NR CAT requirements are available immediately. The test systems support the rollout of nationwide 5G networks by helping to ensure device compliance and optimum operability.
"Anritsu continues to address the needs of our customers globally. By partnering with Orolia, a worldwide leader in GPS simulation technology, we are introducing a reliable, accurate, and cost-effective A-GPS CAT solution that conforms to operator requirements and delivers repeatable results. We remain committed to provide the validation tools necessary for mobile operators, device makers, chipset manufacturers, and test houses to verify designs and ensure product performance. This benefits everyone in the mobile ecosystem," said Shinya Ajiro, General Manager of Anritsu Corporation.
"Our resilient GPS simulation solutions deliver proven high-end capabilities for critical technology challenges such as the implementation of 5G," said Lisa Perdue, Simulation Director at Orolia.