User experience with 5G depends on the device's performance, but networks are complex. Testing in clean channel conditions is not enough to ensure that 5G devices will operate as expected in real environments. Channel emulation helps assess 5G real-world RF performance to ensure a positive customer experience. Innovative channel emulation solutions accelerate testing under complex RF conditions.

Highlights

End-to-End Real-World Performance Testing In the Lab

Keysight’s PROPSIM Channel Emulation Solutions enable realistic real-time performance testing of wireless devices and base stations. Users have access to 24/7 support for facilitating validation of new product releases and verifying the performance of designs following implementation of new features prior to delivery.

Keysight’s PROPSIM Channel Emulators offer the industry’s widest signal bandwidth and the highest number of fading channels to address complexities associated with the introduction of new technologies for 5G, satellite, aerospace and defense communication systems.

The first-to-market PROPSIM Channel Emulators offer advanced full-stack end-to-end real-world performance testing of wireless devices, network infrastructure equipment and WLAN access points in a laboratory environment.

  • Dynamic multipath propagation
  • Range pathloss and blocking effects
  • Doppler from mobility and multipaths
  • Noise and synchronous programmable interference

Versatile and easy-to-use Channel Emulator tools enable users to test across a wide range of technologies, including:

  • 5G NR
  • LTE Advanced
  • WLAN 802.11ax and 802.11be 
  • Massive MIMO and 3D Beamforming

F8820A PROPSIM FS16 RF Channel Emulator

Scalable RF channel emulator for diverse use cases

Keysight’s compact PROPSIM FS16 benchtop channel emulator enables users to perform in-lab benchmarking of devices, base stations, digital radio and sensor systems across the entire product workflow – from research and development, to acceptance and field performance optimization. The PROPSIM FS16 emulates the dynamic radio channels between transmitters and receivers in real time. It cost-effectively supports uni-directional and bi-directional fading test configurations required in wireless testing across 5G, LTE and aerospace and defense applications.

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F8800A PROPSIM F64 RF Channel Emulator

Industry-leading RF channel emulator for the most demanding testing needs

The PROPSIM F64 RF Channel Emulator offers the industry’s highest emulation capacity, greatest number of fading channels, and widest signal bandwidth. Its superior RF performance for RF-channel emulation addresses the most demanding test needs for users in both the wireless and aerospace and defense industries.

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F9860A Channel Studio

Keysight’s F9860A Channel Studio is a state-of-the-art radio propagation channel modeling software for real-time testing and performance evaluation of devices, radio systems, and transceivers. It simplifies the creation of multi-link test scenarios for wireless testing and special radio systems testing. The GCM tool supports user-defined 3D spatial scenarios and dynamic modeling of movement for 5G testing:

  • UMi, UMa, O2I and I2O
  • CDL and TDL
  • WINNER
  • SCME

The F9860A Channel Studio supports importing 3D antenna models. It offers 3GPP-defined channel models to test V2X safety applications as well as for on board Wi-Fi and cellular connection. In addition, device-to-device topologies are supported. The F9860A Channel Studio provides an interface to import data, which allows advanced users to bring test scenarios from external simulation tools.

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