Anritsu Demoed 2Gbps Download Speeds With New Smartphone LTE Modem

Anritsu demoes Download Speeds of 2Gbps Using Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem


Anritsu and chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies successfully demonstrated blazing fast peak download speeds of 2 Gbps using Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem. The demonstration used a mobile test device, powered by the X24 LTE modem and a network simulator using 5x carrier aggregation (5CC) with 4×4 MIMO, and 256-QAM modulation on all 5 carriers.

Using the mobile test device and the Anritsu MT8821C LTE Simulator, Anritsu is able to successfully demonstrate stable physical layer download speeds of 2 Gbps. The solution will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The X24 is claimed by Qualcomm as the world’s first Category 20 LTE modem supporting up to 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) download speeds and the first-announced chip built on 7nm FinFET process.


“Anritsu is pleased to once again work with Qualcomm Technologies in support of our latest advancements – breaking the multi-gigabit barrier for wireless communications,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company. “This achievement builds on our previous announcement with Qualcomm Technologies of LTE Category 16 in February 2016. We look forward to continuing to provide test solutions that enable the development of consumer mobile devices that use this new data rate breakthrough.”

The MT8821C is a scalable LTE network simulator product for RF parametric testing and verification of 2G/3G/4G smartphones, tablets, M2M modules and IoT devices. It supports the latest 3GPP technologies, including VoLTE, Gigabit LTE, and Cellular IoT applications.



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