Keysight Technologies Accelerates Global Certification of 5G Devices with 5G NR Conformance Test Case Leadership

Keysight’s 5G Conformance Toolset supports the greatest number of
validated GCF and PTCRB protocol and RF conformance test cases for 5G NR
NSA and SA

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/5G?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#5Glt;/agt;–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the company’s 5G
Conformance Toolset
now supports the greatest number of validated
Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB protocol,
as well as radio frequency (RF) conformance test cases, for both 5G new
radio (NR) non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) mode, as reaffirmed
at the recent GCF meeting.

Protocol
and RF conformance tests are a key enabler for chipset, device
manufacturers, mobile operators, and test labs to validate the
performance of new 5G designs. By addressing global test requirements on
a single solution platform, Keysight enables the mobile industry to
accelerate certification of 5G multi-mode devices. Keysight’s
comprehensive test case coverage also means device manufacturers can
validate a wider range of devices, each addressing regionally different
requirements, easily and cost-effectively.

Keysight’s 5G Conformance Toolset was used to submit 5G NR
non-standalone RF test cases – targeting spurious emission testing in
the sub-6Ghz frequency range (FR1) – to GCF. Early access to a
comprehensive set of test cases on a common platform enables the mobile
ecosystem to validate the performance of new 5G designs.

“This achievement confirms Keysight’s continued 5G conformance test case
leadership in GCF and PTCRB and enables designers to confidently evolve
with the latest 5G NR specifications,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice
president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group. “As 5G
NR NSA and SA deployments are progressing in parallel, we’re excited to
play a foundational role in accelerating 5G mobile device certification
for both modes of operation, addressing global requirements.”

Keysight’s 5G Conformance Toolset forms part of Keysight’s suite of 5G
network emulation solutions that leverages the company’s UXM
5G Wireless Test Platform
to address device development workflow
from early design to acceptance and manufacturing. These compact
solutions support the device certification process and scale to
facilitate mobile device verification, as well as certification across
RF, radio resource management (RRM) and protocol. Mobile operators and
their ecosystems use Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to
validate new devices across sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands.

In the past three months, Keysight
has obtained initial GCF approval for validated 5G NR NSA test cases

and has enabled the activation of GCF
certification for 5G NR standalone devices
. Keysight’s 5G
Conformance Toolset offers the widest range of GCF 5G RF NR radio
frequency SA test cases and frequency band combinations and is currently
the only solution that supports validated 5G NR protocol test cases for
standalone mode. Compared to competitors, Keysight offers the leading
number of carrier acceptance 5G NR RF and protocol test cases as
mandated by a major U.S. mobile operator.

About Keysight in 5G

Keysight’s industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable
the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the
physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow
from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment,
and optimization. Keysight offers common software
and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling
the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices,
base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behaviour
scenarios. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G solutions is
available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal
year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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Contacts

Geri Lynne LaCombe, Americas/Europe
+1 303 662 4748
geri_lacombe@keysight.com

Fusako Dohi, Asia
+81 42 660-2162
fusako_dohi@keysight.com