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RanLOS and Anritsu unveil innovative 5G vehicle OTA test solution

Versatile and cost-effective antenna OTA test solution designed for seamless integration with existing EMC chambers

RanLOS, TOYO Corporation (TOYO), AeroGT Labs, and Anritsu today announced the availability of the first 5G antenna over-the-air (OTA) measurement system engineered with RanLOS’ OTA test solution and Anritsu’s 5G Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A. The new system represents a significant step forward in enabling advancements in 5G connected vehicles.

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As autonomous driving gains momentum, and the demand for connected vehicles surge, the adoption of 5G for automotive use comes with performance requirements for successful implementation. To enable the seamless flow of dynamic, real-time data communication, highly reliable antenna performance is a key necessity to ensure the safety of autonomous and connected vehicles and to enable advanced infotainment. This requirement is addressed by optimizing and validating antenna design and installation on a vehicle. However, to accomplish this critical task, design engineers need a consistent, reliable, and controllable test environment that can emulate real-world conditions.

RanLOS and Anritsu collaborated to meet this need by integrating a portable antenna test system with a wide dynamic range base station simulation. The combined solution supports the measurement of throughput and antenna radiation patterns under static conditions and the evaluation of throughput degradation in vehicles operating on a dynamometer. It is well-suited for assessing the performance of antennas on transportation vehicles such as automobiles, vans, minibuses, and autonomous transport systems. What sets the solution apart is its distinctive capability to be seamlessly integrated into pre-existing EMC chambers, providing manufacturers with an opportunity to establish an essential testing environment while keeping the initial investment to a minimum.

As measurement solution providers, TOYO and AeroGT Labs, a TOYO-affiliated company specializing in OTA measurements, view this solution as an optimal choice for customers requiring a 5G OTA measurement solution for advancing next-generation mobility. Drawing from their broad EMC and antenna measurement business experiences, TOYO and AeroGT Labs lead the go-to-market efforts.

“It’s a major step to have 5G capabilities integrated into our offering”, comments Louice Rosdahl, CEO of RanLOS. “5G is 100 times faster than 4G at peak speed and will be an enabler for safer connected cars. We are grateful for the collaboration with Anritsu and look forward to delivering the benefits of this new offering to our users and customers.”

“While the 5G wireless communication quality evaluation is indispensable for the development of the next-generation mobility including connected and autonomous vehicles, no standard test method has been established. In this context, the solution created by integrating Anritsu and RanLOS products offers a simple and intelligent way to evaluate the 5G on-vehicle wireless communications and minimize initial investment,” said Yoshimichi Imaizumi, Director, Senior VP at TOYO. “By promoting this sophisticated yet cost-effective solution to the mobility industry, we contribute to the building of a safer and more trusted traffic network.”

“As transportation vehicles advance further toward an all-interconnected future, holistically evaluating and gauging 5G antenna performance in connected vehicles becomes more than a benchmarking and testing effort,” said Steve Wong, Chief Marketing Officer at AeroGT Labs. “This critical process lays the foundation for a transportation future characterized by elevated safety and enhanced efficiency.”

“This leading technology is the result of our partnership with RanLOS,” said Takeshi Shima, Director, Senior Vice President, Test & Measurement Company President at Anritsu. “By integrating the Anritsu MT8000A 5G network simulator with the RanLOS system, we offer the automobile test marketplace an advanced solution with technologically and cost-effective benefits. With the constant and rapid progress in autonomous services, in-vehicle antenna performance significantly matters. The solution ultimately equates to an improved user experience, which benefits the evolution of widely spreading smart society. We are thrilled to promote it globally, collaborating with TOYO and AeroGT Labs.”

The 5G antenna OTA measurement solution is shipping now.  Please contact any one of the companies named in this news release for further information or to book a demo.

About RanLOS

RanLOS is an innovative provider of OTA test solutions for full-vehicle connectivity and antenna testing. The company was founded in 2016 by Professor Per-Simon Kildal, one of the world’s most influential antenna experts. RanLOS has its origins from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stock Exchange. RanLOS aims to provide customers with the most cost-efficient and easy-to-use OTA test solutions. The hardware and proprietary software are based on several years of research and are designed to test all relevant standards such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, and V2X. Read more at: https://ranlos.com

About TOYO Corporation

Founded in 1953, TOYO Corporation (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) contributes to technological innovations as a leading provider of advanced measurement solutions. Through its variety of business segments – ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), Automobiles, Energy, EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), Ocean Defense and Security, Software Development, Life Science, and Information Security, the company is focused on providing solutions to emerging markets such as 5G network, clean energy, autonomous vehicle development. TOYO also makes significant R&D investments to develop in-house technologies and products. Its growth strategies include developing its market presence in the United States and China and TOYO has established subsidiaries in both of these important markets. By making available the most advanced market-based solutions, TOYO is at the forefront of helping to shape a safe and environmentally friendly society and develop industries. For more information, please visit the company’s website at  https://www.toyo.co.jp/english

About AeroGT Labs

Headquartered in northern California and with satellite offices around the world, AeroGT Labs (https://aerogtlabs.com/) is a global provider of Over-the-Air (OTA) measurement solutions. Our patented products and solutions are used by leading automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device manufacturers to help them accelerate their product development cycles and ultimately develop higher-quality products. The techniques and technologies used in a number of our automotive test solutions have been adopted by several standards bodies including the 3GPP organization.

About Anritsu

Anritsu (https://www.anritsu.com) is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu 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 emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.

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We aim to create a better connected society. To do so we need easy-to-use and flexible solutions for testing wireless performance over-the-air (OTA). It includes all relevant standards today and tomorrow; such as 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi. Work with us and start measuring easier, faster and smarter.