Anritisu verifies MediaTek’s 5G modem

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MediaTek‘s Helio M70 5G modem has achieved the maximum downlink and uplink throughput using Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A.

The MT8000A has been designed to provide a flexible test platform for ultrafast, large-capacity 5G communications using wideband signal processing and beamforming.

With its NSA and SA modes, the MT8000A is able to support sub-6 GHz and mmWave RF tests as well as protocol tests for use in the development of advanced 5G technologies, such as 4x4 MIMO, to increase data speeds in the sub-6 GHz band.

MediaTek said that the Helio M70 is currently the only 5G modem with both LTE and 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC), supporting every cellular generation from 2G to 5G.

Designed for 3GPP Release 15 compliance and supporting initial non-standalone (NSA) and future standalone (SA) 5G network architectures, the Helio M70 is able to connect to 5G NR and 4G LTE bands worldwide while supporting High Power User Equipment (HPUE) and other key carrier features.

Anritisu said that its tests with the MT8000A have verified that the Helio M70 makes full use of 5G maximum downlink and uplink throughput speeds.”

The Helio M70 baseband chipset is available now and is likely to be shipped in the second half of 2019.