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ETS-Lindgren Supports OTA Testing from 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO Using Anritsu MT8821C RF Tester

EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software Now Integrated with Anritsu’s New Multi-Format RF Tester

CEDAR PARK, Texas, August 30, 2016 - ETS-Lindgren announced the Anritsu MT8821C RF Tester has been selected by SGS as an approved test solution for 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, 4G/LTE Carrier Aggregation and MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing in their Branchburg, New Jersey location. As part of the selection, support for the MT8821C has been integrated into the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest™ EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software. Now available to user equipment (UE) developers and manufacturers, it is an accurate and flexible turnkey solution to characterize and validate designs in accordance with industry standards.

“We are very pleased to add the support for this tester into our EMQuest software,” said Jari Vikstedt, Manager, Wireless Solutions, with ETS-Lindgren. “As experts in wireless test systems, our customers count on us to support the newest and most advanced test instrumentation available. They rely heavily on our expertise to provide them with a turnkey, world-class wireless test solution that includes the test chamber, and all associated software and hardware without any compromises. We have confirmed the quality of the MT8821C using our in-house test laboratory to verify its capability and functionality with our wireless test systems.”

The EMQuest EMQ-100, with the MT8821C, together provides a comprehensive, high quality test solution that can test devices based on various wireless technologies. Specialized calibration and validation methods are supported for MIMO OTA testing and other analysis, including TRP/TIS for typical SISO technologies as well as new LTE-A Carrier Aggregation enabled devices.

“We continue to build on our partnership with Anritsu and ETS-Lindgren for OTA testing and use it to accurately characterize device and antenna performance for complex technologies such as MIMO and Carrier Aggregation,” said Michael Spitzer, Global Wireless Business Development Manager at SGS. SGS is an authorized CTIA laboratory for OTA testing for leading North American wireless carriers and has been a long-term contributor to CTIA. SGS’s state-of-the-art laboratory will significantly enhance their MIMO and Carrier Aggregation OTA testing capacity. It will allow SGS to effectively support the growing demand for LTE device testing generated by global chipset and device manufacturers as well as mobile operators enabling SGS to provide more insight into device performance and how it relates to their service coverage and user experience.

The MT8821C RF Tester is a multi-format 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE/MIMO instrument with the capability for wireless device calibration, RF parametric testing and functional testing (including call processing or no-call based testing). The MT8821C currently supports LTE (FDD and TDD), W-CDMA/HSPA to DC-HSDPA, CDMA2K to single and multi-carrier 1xEV-DO rel. A, GSM/(E)-GPRS and TD-SCDMA/HSPA. With Anritsu’s unique ParallelPhone Mode (PPM™) technology, combinations of these technologies may also be supported, including SV-LTE, SVDO, CSFB and redirection. PPM also enables testing of technologies that require two simultaneous RFs, including DC-HSDPA and LTE 2x2 MIMO in a single unit.

ETS-Lindgren’s EMQuest EMQ-100 offers a wide range of fully parameterized test methods for measuring basic antenna performance metrics, as well as testing both radiated and conducted performance of various wireless devices. Flexible in its design, the EMQuest EMQ-100 can be used to analyze antennas in stand-alone applications, or to test an embedded antenna system and radio module against any of the industry standard OTA radiated performance test requirements. For more information, call +1.512.531.6400, visit www.ets-lindgren.com/Wireless or send an email to sales@ets-lindgren.com.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.sgs.com.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries. To learn more visit www.anritsu.com.

About ETS-Lindgren

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.

Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.

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