As a manufacturer ramps up to maximum production capacity, fast, reliable and cost-effective test equipment become highly valuable. The Anritsu MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set makes use of a special operation mode for rapidly testing devices in production lines, the so-called non-signalling mode or test mode. The MT8870A is a modular, flexible and multi-standard platform for RF testing. The modular design cuts down extra costs while at the same time reducing its footprint in production.
Its VSG (Vector Signal Generator) can generate signals from 10 MHz to 6 GHz with 160 MHz bandwidth. Similarly, the VSA (Vector Signal Analyser) can analyse signals within the same frequency range and bandwidth, while the in-built CPU and memory ensures fast capture and analysis of signals. The software provided for manual/R&D testing (Figure 5) and the fully automated software for production testing minimizes time to production.