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 delivers dramatic improvements over 4G: faster data rates, improved coverage, lower latency, and higher reliability. New applications include virtual and augmented reality, autonomous driving, and the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). 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)-specified protocol and RF/RRM 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 test 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, helping ensure that your device meets conformance and carrier acceptance requirements while accelerating your time to market.
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. Device manufacturers need powerful, highly integrated, and flexible test solutions to succeed in the manufacturing phase of the 5G device workflow.
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 by leveraging work across the workflow and ramp up efficiently using test plans optimized for speed. Increase production capacity and reduce the cost of test by testing multiple devices at once. With Keysight’s E6640A EXM wireless test set, you can test four 5G devices in frequency range 2 (FR2) at one time using four transceiver modules.