Anritsu’s MT8000A Radio Communication Test Station.

PCTEST chooses Anritsu’s MT8000A communication tester for conducting SAR testing of 5G NR Devices

  • PCTEST Engineering Laboratory will conduct SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing of 5G devices using Anritsu’s Communication Test System MT8000A.

SAR testing measures the electromagnetic energy absorbed by a body when a wireless device is transmitting in proximity to an end user in order to evaluate that it is operating within the established maximum RF exposure limits mandated by regulatory bodies.

Radio Communication Test System MT8000A 5G Emulator will be used in PCTEST’s Columbia, MD, and San Jose, CA laboratories to emulate a 5G New Radio (NR) radio access network, providing mobile operators and device makers with a mean to conduct SAR testing, which is critical due to the rollout of 5G NR technology by operators worldwide.

5G NR devices will be designed in a variety of form factors and power classes that will have different maximum transmitting power limits. The Anritsu MT8000A test system provides 5G NR call connection with the transmitting device over a range of frequencies, including FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave), to enable near-field Power Density and SAR measurements.