Anritsu and Samsung Achieve GCF and PTCRB Approval of 
5G NR Standalone Mode Test

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that its joint collaboration with Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Business on 5G New Radio (NR) Standalone mode (SA) has achieved approval of key test scenarios by the Global certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB).

As we progress into 2020 and later, a number of operators will be starting trials of SA mode networks leading to commercial deployments. Anritsu, along with Samsung, is proud to be able to help the industry achieve their targets by enabling standard test regimes for devices support NR SA.
These tests are defined by 3GPP TS38.521, TS38.523, and have been verified with Samsung’s 5G New Radio (NR) Exynos modem on Anritsu ME7873NR RF Conformance Test System (TP250) and ME7834NR Protocol Conformance test platform (TP251).

“Anritsu’s test solutions are an essential platform to ensure 5G New Radio performance of our Exynos modem solutions,” said Woonhaing Hur, senior vice president of System LSI protocol development at Samsung Electronics. “Through close collaboration with partners such as Anritsu, we’re able to test and verify 5G standalone registration in detail to optimize our modem’s 5G performance.
“We are proud that Samsung continue to rely on our test solutions.” said Mr. Shinya Ajiro, General Manager of Anritsu’s Mobile Solutions Division. “Our collaboration with Samsung has helped us achieve our important industry milestone in the journey towards 5G NR progress.”

New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR
ME7873NR is an automated system for 3GPP TS38.521/TS38.533-defined 5G NR RF/RRM tests. It supports both 5G NR SA and NSA modes, when combined with Anritsu’s CATR Anechoic Chamber MA8172A it covers all 5G frequency bands, including FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave). A flexible system configuration allows customization of the ME7873NR for specific measurement conditions. An easy 5G upgrade path from the LTE-Advanced RF Conformance Test System ME7873LA is available to create a cost-effective RF test system that meets emerging required test conditions and protects investments made by existing customers.

5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR
The Protocol Conformance test system ME7834NR is a test platform for 3GPP-based Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) and Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) of mobile devices incorporating Multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT). It supports 5G NR in both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, in addition to LTE, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), LTE-A Pro, and W-CDMA. When combined with Anritsu’s new OTA chamber MA8171A and RF converters, the ME7834NR covers the sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G frequency bands.