Keysight Technologies, CAICT, and Tsinghua University Validate Over-the-Air Test Method for 5G Base Station Performance Evaluation

Keysight’s OTA test solutions help 5G network equipment manufacturers
verify radio frequency performance

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#5G–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the successful
validation of an Over-the-Air
(OTA) test method
for evaluating the radio frequency (RF)
performance of 5G base stations in collaboration with the China Academy
of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) and Tsinghua
University.

The collaboration between Keysight, CAICT and Tsinghua University was
established to accelerate the development and deployment of 5G networks
in support of the Phase I Step 3 5G trials led by China’s IMT-2020
Promotion Group1. The test combined Keysight’s 5G signal
generation and analysis solutions with a compact antenna test range
(CATR) chamber to create the appropriate OTA test environment for 5G
base station performance evaluation.

“Keysight is contributing to 5G OTA test research, development, and
deployment, by collaborating with leading wireless research facilities
and market leaders in China and around the world,” said Roger Nichols,
5G Program Office, at Keysight Technologies. “As a dominant contributor
to 5G OTA test method development in the 3GPP standard organization,
Keysight is offering early access to OTA solutions for both 5G base
station and mobile device testing.”

Keysight seamlessly integrates measurement science with hardware and
software tools that support the latest 3GPP release 15 (Rel-15) standard
to provide the entire mobile wireless ecosystem with end-to-end OTA test
capability. Its integrated OTA test solutions for R&D characterization
and RF test of 5G base stations enable users to test a wide range of
equipment and its sub-systems in a repeatable way.

“Keysight’s wealth of insight and technical expertise in OTA test
combined with its 5G hardware and software technology enabled us to
successfully integrate with Tsinghua’s CATR chamber,” said Fei Xu,
Deputy Chief Engineer at CAICT, a scientific research institute directly
under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of
China. “The result is an OTA RF system that network vendors are already
adopting to complete 5G NR gNB RF test in Phase II Step 3 trials.”

“As one of the most prestigious universities in China, successful
collaborations with 5G industry leaders such as Keysight and CAICT help
create a solid foundation for conducting high-level scientific research
and supporting cutting-edge academic development,” said Professor Yidong
Huang, Dean of Department of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua
University.

1IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group is the principal platform for
leading operators, vendors, universities, and research institutes in the
field of mobile communications to promote 5G research in China.

About Keysight in 5G

Keysight’s industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable
the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the
physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow
from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment,
and optimization. Keysight offers common software
and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling
the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices,
base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behaviour
scenarios. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G solutions is
available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal
year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network
test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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Contacts

Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Geri Lynne LaCombe, +1 303-662-4748
Americas/Europe
geri_lacombe@keysight.com
or
Fusako
Dohi, +81 42 660-2162
Asia
fusako_dohi@keysight.com

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