Keysight Technologies selected by Qualcomm for 5G Test Solutions

Created June 20, 2017
Applications and Research

Providing the scalability required to support 5G design and test — from initial requirements to final standards.

Keysight Technologies has announced a collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., to enable the realisation of 5G technologies. Keysight offers a comprehensive suite of design and test tools to support chipset development for next-generation cellular devices.

Keysight’s new 5G network emulation solutions portfolio, supported by the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, will enable Qualcomm to validate the chipset technology and the higher-layer protocols needed for 5G. Keysight’s scalable solutions support sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave, which will provide Qualcomm Technologies insights into the performance of its ICs and overcome potential challenges that may arise in 5G trials.

“As 3GPP accelerates the 5G NR non-standalone specification, Keysight is excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies and help them with their 5G program’s protocol and RF workflows,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, vice president and general manager, Wireless Test, Keysight Technologies.

“Our software and hardware platforms provide scalability and capability needed to support 5G design and test from initial requirements to final standards.”

“We are excited to work with Keysight in our endeavor to help the world realize the promise of 5G,” added Jon Detra, vice president, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies. “Keysight’s solutions will help accelerate our commercialization strategy.”

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.