Anritsu demonstrates download speeds of 2Gbps using 3rd generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem
Published: 19 February 2018 - Sarah Mead
Anritsu has announced that it has worked with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to successfully demonstrate peak download speeds of 2 Gbps. The demonstration uses a mobile test device, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem and a network simulator using 5x carrier aggregation (5CC) with 4x4 MIMO, and 256-QAM modulation on all 5 carriers. Using the mobile test device and the Anritsu MT8821C LTE Simulator, Anritsu is able to successfully demonstrate stable physical layer download speeds of 2 Gbps. The solution will be demonstrated in Anritsu’s booth (Hall 6, Stand F40) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
“Anritsu is pleased to once again work with Qualcomm Technologies in support of our latest advancements – breaking the multi-gigabit barrier for wireless communications,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company. “This achievement builds on our previous announcement with Qualcomm Technologies of LTE Category 16 in February 2016. We look forward to continuing to provide test solutions that enable the development of consumer mobile devices that use this new data rate breakthrough.”
Utilising newly introduced capability enables a multi-box configuration of MT8821C to simulate three contiguous LTE baseband cells on a single RF carrier. With 3 MT8821C simulators in a “master/slave” combination we can offer more aggregated carriers with higher-order MIMO than other solutions on the market. Cells can be placed in any licensed or unlicensed band using the RF capability to cover 350 MHz to 6 GHz.
The MT8821C is a scalable LTE network simulator, product for RF parametric testing and verification of 2G/3G/4G smartphones, tablets, M2M modules and IoT devices. It supports the latest 3GPP technologies including VoLTE, Gigabit LTE, and Cellular IoT applications.