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Anritsu Verifies Industry First Test for 3GPP Release 16 UE Radio Capability Signalling Optimization (RACS)

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Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that it has verified RACS function in 5G New Radio (NR). This first-of-its-kind achievement is verified on the 5G Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR.

Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 16 includes a variety of enhancements for 5G NR. It addresses new verticals in the industry and deployment scenarios for networks by providing support for features like Ultra Reliable, Low Latency Communications (URLLC) and positioning to NR Dual Active Protocol Stack (DAPS) and enhanced MIMO/ Handover. As the amount of Radio technologies supported and frequency band combinations The size of information on Radio Capability information has become remarkably massive and thus an effective method to maximize the transfer of this Information is defined by RACS.

Shinya Ajiro, General Manager of the Mobile Solutions Division at Anritsu says “This latest accomplishment shows our ongoing determination to help the wireless industry to develop and the roll-out of cutting-edge 5GNR technologies”.

The conformance tests have been defined by 3GPP in the TS 38.523-1 and were presented for approval to 3GPP Radio Access Network Working Group 5(RAN WG5) by Anritsu. The tests will also be presented to the Global Certification Forum (GCF) Certification Agreement Group (CAG) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) PTCRB Validation Group (PVG) for approval at the coming meeting.

The Product Outline

5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR

The 5G Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR is registered with both the GCF and PTCRB as Test Platform 251.

ME7834NR ME7834NR serves as a testing device that supports 3GPP’s Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices that use Multiple Radio Access Technologies. The ME7834NR supports 5G NR each Standalone and Non-Standalone modes in addition to LTE Advanced, LTE, LTE Pro and W-CDMA. When used in conjunction with Anritsu’s OTA MA8171A RF chamber and RF converters The ME7834NR covers sub-6 GHz as well as millimeter-wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.

Michal Pukala
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