Keysight Technologies has announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future wireless design and test challenges at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Mar. 2nd – 5th. Keysight will showcase innovations in LTE-A, including 3GPP, Releases 11, 12 and 13 and also will demonstrate leading edge 5G wireless test and simulation solutions.
The Keysight demonstrations will focus on the high-performance design and test solutions required to address increased peak data rates with multiple technologies. This includes Carrier Aggregation, enhanced use of multi-antenna techniques and enhanced uplink for next-generation wireless devices in R&D and manufacturing.
Keysight will exhibit the following at Mobile World Congress, Hall 2, Booth 2I2:
o Make a clear call, verify the performance of cellular user equipment (UE) designs with the E7515A UXM wireless test set. The UXM’s powerful and extensible architecture is ready to handle the challenges of the latest LTE-Advanced evolutions, such as 4CC, 256 QAM, and UE categories 11 to 14. Keysight will demonstrate full, end-to-end IP data throughput of 450 Mbps with integrated, independent fading and noise for each component carrier, along with advanced small-cell technology, such as FeICIC, for verifying HetNet and cell-edge performance enhancements.
o Small-footprint conformance test solutions, the T4000S-series wireless systems offers RF, RRM and PCT conformance and design verification test, including LTE-A test cases and CA band combinations. The compact design, based on a common hardware set, minimises space requirements – scaling from bench-top to a full rack system. Additional, customisable test plans can be used to exhaustively verify UE design beyond conformance. Test automation combined with remote user interface enables extended test without tying up valuable engineering resource.
o Ultimate scalability and port density for high volume UE manufacturing, with the E6640A EXM wireless test set. Multi-format coverage, and fast, accurate measurements, the EXM is ready to handle the latest manufacturing test challenges, such as WLAN MIMO and LTE-A CA testing. Keysight will demonstrate 802.11ac, 160 MHz bandwidth, and 4×4 True MIMO testing, showing how EXM can generate, and analyse, high-throughput formats to help engineers quickly reach their production goals.
o The first one-box tester dedicated to femtocell manufacturing, the new E6650A EXF wireless test set, is validated with the latest WLAN and cellular chipsets, including LTE and LTE-A. The EXF delivers the speed, performance, and cost control with the scalability required to ramp up rapidly and lower the cost of test in manufacturing.
o RF, wireless, millimeter-wave, and high-speed digital design tools: Today the integration of all things wireless includes advanced car systems, which contain RF, wireless, millimeter-wave and high-speed digital technologies. Automotive communication and component test challenges now include 2/3/4G cellular, 802.11p WAVE, Bluetooth Low Energy and Near Field Communication (NFC). The technology offers huge benefits, such as blind-spot detection, emergency braking and real-collision protection to help drivers avoid potential risk and accidents, but it brings significant design and test challenges to automotive companies and ecosystem players. Keysight offers a broad and powerful set of performance automotive serial bus test solutions for R&D, as well as for production and conformance test. These include oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analysers and one-box testers for RF and wireless verification.
“Even as LTE and LTE-Advanced are being deployed, we are already working on the next evolution in wireless technology,” said Benoit Neel, vice president and general manager, EMEA field operations, Keysight. “As Keysight Technologies, we are even more focused on and committed to delivering the design and test solutions that will help our customers achieve the higher data rates and enhanced connectivity being planned in future wireless standards such as 5G.”
Comprehensive 5G electronic design, simulation and test tools – developed by Keysight to help engineers gain greater insight into research and early development processes. Keysight’s 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; high-speed digital and power management.
Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to enable the next-generation of wireless communications systems and will showcase some breakthrough 5G solutions in Hall 1, Booth 1E10:
o Keysight’s 5G Baseband Exploration Library: this design software solution supports a collection of 5G candidate waveforms for orthogonal and non-orthogonal multi-carrier air-interface designs and includes advanced MIMO and beam-forming signal processing. The library also provides transmitter and reference receiver modeling examples that can be easily re-designed to achieve optimal performance for comparison of each of the candidate standards proposals. One key strength of the 5G Baseband Exploration Library, its ability to integrate with existing test hardware for simultaneous simulation and emulation, will be demonstrated with Keysight’s flexible 5G test platform.
o 5G mmWave MIMO channel sounding solution: channel measurements (sounding) and modeling are critical for 5G research and subsequent standardization on the air-interface. You will discover how the Keysight 5G mmWave MIMO channel sounding solution measures mmWave channel characteristics and how to use Keysight SystemVue to reproduce these characteristics in a 5G system simulation.
To learn more about the Keysight UXM EXM, EXF and T4000S wireless solutions, test solutions for advanced car systems, and other new wireless test solutions, visit Mobile World Congress, Hall 2, Booth 2I2.
To learn more about Keysight’s 5G research and exploration solutions, visit Mobile World Congress, Hall 1, Booth 1E10. Customers can schedule a time to meet with Keysight experts to discuss their design and test solutions requirements and ways to solve their most complex wireless communications test challenges.