USIM/USAT platform supports handset testing within 5G networks

September 02, 2019 //By Julien Happich
handset testing
Comprion joined forces with Anritsu on the delivery of what the companies claim to be the first test platform for USIM/USAT handset testing within the 5G New Radio (NR) Network.

The solution enables 5G/USIM handset conformance testing as defined in the 3GPP specification TS 31.121 USIM Rel-15. The Comprion SIMfony MT8000A solution was developed with the support of Anritsu (integrating Anritsu's Station Simulator MT8000A) and has already been introduced as TP 226 at the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

TP 226 will cover 5G USIM/USAT test cases, some of which are already part of a work plan that was approved by the 3GPP CT Working Group 6 in 2018. The work plan proposes the introduction of test cases to TS 31.121 covering 5G NR aspects. All test cases are already assigned to GCF Work Item (WI) 508-NR. First test case specifications have been approved in April 2019 and implementations from Comprion will be commercially available in the next few months.

The SIMfony MT8000A consists of the Anritsu 5G Base Station Simulator MT8000A and the Comprion (U)SIM simulator UT3 Platform for conformance testing. The solution will also be available with the Comprion pre-conformance tester Prove 2. The UT3 Platform is the heart of Comprion’s terminal testing solution and is validated as a platform for conformance testing at GCF, PTCRB, EMVCo and NFC Forum. Besides conformance testing, it is a fully configurable analogue and logical card simulator for testing mobile handsets, NFC enabled devices with focus on contact-based and contactless Smart Card interface technologies.

The Anritsu MT8000A is a single-box radio communications test station that supports both the sub-6 GHz and the millimeter wave bands used by 5G. As well as supporting 4x4 MIMO and 8CA implemented by eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), it provides a flexible environment for future 5G test requirements, including URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications).

Comprion – www.comprion.com

Anritsu - www.anritsu.com


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