Handheld Analyzer Measures All LTE Bandwidths And Frequencies
A recent option allows the MT8221B BTS Master handheld basestation analyzer from Anritsu Co. to accurately and easily measure all defined Long-Term Evolution (LTE) bandwidths and frequencies (see the figure). According to the company, itís the first handheld instrument to cover LTE end to end, enabling field engineers and technicians to conduct RF, modulation, and over-the-air measurements on signals during the deployment, installation, and operation of LTE networks.
Equipped with the new LTE measurement option, Anritsu says, the MT8221B BTS Master provides RF and modulation measurement capabilities for LTE bandwidths from 1.4 MHz through 20 MHz. No other handheld instrument provides similar LTE coverage and measurement capability, the company says.
Anritsu also has developed LTE options for its MT8222A BTS Master and MT8212E Cell Master to give operators testing flexibility. With the LTE option, the handheld MT8212E can measure RF and modulation at 1.4-, 3-, 5-, and 10-MHz bandwidths. The option for the MT8222A extends its LTE bandwidth coverage down to 1.4 MHz. Another option allows the MT8222A to measure the 10-MHz bandwidth.
Users can validate the over-the-air performance of the complete eNode-B system, as well as troubleshoot problems with an LTE signal when the BTS Master and Cell Master analyzers are equipped with the over-the-air option. The over-the-air option also can be used to verify and validate LTE signal coverage with the instrumentsí scanner functionality.
The MT8212E handheld multifunction basestation analyzer combines all of the tools required to deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot wireless basestations into a lightweight battery-operated package. Integrating this functionality in a single instrument eliminates the need to buy separate equipment for new and legacy networks, increasing efficiencies and simplifying data acquisition.
The BTS Master integrated multi-functional basestation test tool eliminates the need to carry and learn multiple test sets. In addition to RF, demodulation, and over-the-air measurements, its capabilities include spectrum analysis, precision return loss, voltage standing-wave ratio, cable loss, distance to fault, two-port gain/loss, one- and two-port magnitude and phase, interference analysis, and spectrogram.
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