Delivering high-quality 5G devices requires innovative network emulation solutions that address the whole 5G ecosystem. The ecosystem includes non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) use cases, sub-6 GHz and millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, and all test domains — protocol, radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM), and functional and performance testing. The test matrix for these use cases includes thousands of tests. Achieving first-to-market advantage requires advanced solutions to accelerate the 5G device workflow.

Keysight Solutions for the 5G Device Workflow

5G Device Development

Every new device carrying a new 5G chipset comes with a list of tests. 5G mobile devices also combine sub-6 GHz bands with new multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) antenna systems and mmWave bands with beam steering. Global spectrum assignments and deployment options expand the chipset test matrix.

We can help you accelerate your entire device development cycle — pre-silicon, modem and RF bring-up, mobile test platform, device integration, and performance optimization — across the protocol, RF, and functional and performance test domains.

5G Device Acceptance Testing

5G technology needs to address a wide range of new use cases. Accelerating device certification and acceptance requires early and continuous access to the latest 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) conformance and mobile network operator (MNO) acceptance tests.

Keysight’s 5G device acceptance solutions span the entire workflow — pre-conformance, conformance, regulatory, and carrier acceptance — and cover the protocol and RF/RRM domains. Our solutions provide the most validated test cases by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) certification bodies, regulators, and MNOs.

5G Device Manufacturing Test

Testing 5G mmWave devices requires high-performance test equipment and a shift from standard conducted test methods to new over-the-air (OTA) testing. These requirements impact test speed and costs. 

Keysight’s device manufacturing test solutions address test development and pilot, as well as high-volume production for both RF testing and non-signaling calibration and verification. You can quickly deploy new production lines and ramp up. Increase production capacity and reduce your cost of test by testing four 5G devices in frequency range 2 (FR2) at once.

5G Wireless Test Platforms

E7515B UXM 5G Wireless Emulation Test

E7515B UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform

Scale from benchtop R&D to full-rack acceptance test

E6680A - solution to test WLAN devices

E6680A Wireless Test Set

Maximize throughput with 32 ports

Further Reading

Frequently asked questions - 5G network simulator

5G network emulation by Keysight simulates real-world 5G network conditions, enabling developers to test devices across various scenarios, including NSA, SA, sub-6 GHz, and mmWave frequencies, ensuring comprehensive coverage and readiness for deployment.

5G device development test encompasses a broad range of testing domains such as protocol, RF, RRM, and functional performance, ensuring devices are rigorously evaluated for optimal performance in the 5G landscape.

Keysight has introduced significant enhancements in its 5G network emulation platforms, supporting the latest 3GPP releases and facilitating the development of cutting-edge 5G device designs that will meet and all industry standards.

Keysight suggests adopting five key strategies focusing on the acceleration of 5G device development, which includes leveraging advanced testing tools and methodologies to navigate the complex 5G testing landscape effectively. Engineers need 5G network emulators to run real-world testing scenarios and testing device performance, conduct interoperability testing and end-to-end validation. The last strategy is to do scaling and stress tests. 

Keysight’s Wireless Network Emulators play a pivotal role in simulating real-world 5G network environments, allowing for extensive testing and validation of devices under various conditions and scenarios such as 5G device acceptance, covering pre-conformance to carrier acceptance, ensuring devices meet global certification and operator requirements.

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