In a pioneering collaboration, RanLOS, Toyo Corporation (Toyo), AeroGT Labs, and Anritsu have introduced the industry’s 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 system seamlessly integrates with existing EMC chambers, addressing the growing demand for connected vehicles and autonomous driving.
As the automotive industry increasingly embraces 5G technology, stringent performance requirements are essential for successful implementation. The reliability of antenna performance plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of autonomous and connected vehicles, as well as enabling advanced infotainment systems. This necessity is met through the optimization and validation of antenna design and installation on vehicles.
RanLOS and Anritsu joined forces to develop a solution that integrates a portable antenna test system with a wide dynamic range base station simulation. This combined solution supports the measurement of throughput and antenna radiation patterns under static conditions, along with the evaluation of throughput degradation in vehicles operating on a dynamometer.
Key Features of the 5G Vehicle OTA Test Solution:
- Versatile Application: The solution assesses antenna performance on various transportation vehicles, including automobiles, vans, minibuses, and autonomous transportation systems.
- Integration with EMC Chambers: The system can be seamlessly integrated into pre-existing EMC chambers, allowing manufacturers to establish a comprehensive testing environment with minimal initial investment.
As leading measurement solution providers, Toyo and AeroGT Labs, a Toyo-affiliated company specializing in OTA measurements, consider this solution as the optimal choice for customers seeking a 5G OTA measurement solution for advancing next-generation mobility. Leveraging their extensive experience in EMC and antenna measurement businesses, Toyo and AeroGT Labs are at the forefront of the go-to-market efforts.
Yoshimichi Imaizumi, Director and Senior Vice President at Toyo, emphasized the significance of the solution in the context of 5G wireless communication quality evaluation for next-generation mobility. He stated, “While the 5G wireless communication quality evaluation is indispensable for the development of 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 5G on-vehicle wireless communications and minimize initial investment. 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.”