Keysight Technologies Works with Huawei on Phase II of China 5G Technology R&D Trial
Seven major test scenarios designed to accelerate deployment of key 5G technologies
• Keysight has conducted the first integration tests with Huawei’s 5G prototype base station
• Huawei using Keysight’s UXA N9040B signal analyzer and 89601B VSA signal analysis software
• Tests focused on the research and development of wireless air interface and networking technologies
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2017 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it has begun working with Huawei on phase II of the China 5G Technology R&D Trial. Using its industry-leading UXA N9040B signal analyzer and 89601B VSA signal analysis software, Keysight has conducted the first integration tests with Huawei’s 5G prototype base station. The tests cover numerology, frame structure, and new waveform in the 5G new radio (5G NR).
Led by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, and fully initiated in January 2016, China 5G Technology R&D Trial involves the operators, system equipment manufacturers, chip manufacturers, and testing service providers. The tests are divided into three phases—key technology verification, technical program validation, and system program validation. Phase I tests were successfully completed in 2016.
Phase II of 5G Technology R&D Trial started in the second half of 2016 and is focused on the verification and validation of wireless air interface and networking technologies used in the four major 5G scenarios, 1) continuous broad coverage, 2) hot spot high capacity, 3) URLLC, and 4) massive connections. The tests have already started and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
Keysight Technologies actively supports the work of the China IMT2020 (5G) Promotion Group and actively participates in the discussion and development of test specifications.
“This is another example of Keysight’s global 5G work,” said Roger Nichols, Keysight’s 5G program manager. “We are committed to working with global industry leaders to ensure smooth 5G development and deployment in China.”
In the Phase II Testing Plan, scheduled for this year, Keysight Technologies will participate in the RF and functional test items in the seven major test scenarios. These include numerology, frame structure, new waveform, coding schemes (such as Polar Code, LDPC) and more.
Keysight Technologies Introduces 10 PXIe Instruments to Advance Research in 5G, Aerospace & Defense, Quantum Technologies
New class of PXIe arbitrary waveform generators, digitizers and oscilloscopes provide up to 1 GHz bandwidth for complex baseband IQ signal generation and analysis
• Easy-to-use, on-board FPGA allows non-programmers to customize and accelerate test while accessing full performance of the FPGA
• Precise timing and synchronization provide phase coherency for complex, multi-channel configurations
• Up to 1 GHz bandwidth in the first full-featured oscilloscope in PXI
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced ten new PXIe instruments, including a new arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that includes three highly synchronized channels for precise tuning of IQ waveforms and envelope tracking, as well as the industry’s first full-featured PXI oscilloscope. The AWG and oscilloscopes provide up to 1 GHz bandwidth to support complex baseband IQ signal generation and analysis for evaluating emerging 5G and aerospace & defense wideband technologies.
The new PXI offering includes AWGs and digitizers that allow engineers to build onto the instrument’s core capabilities or insert custom algorithms into the on-board FPGAs. A graphical design environment makes it easy to add customization required for emerging technologies, research and design, while accessing the full performance and speed of the FPGA. The M3xxxA AWGs and digitizers use the FPGA and PXI reference clock to provide real-time sequencing and multi-channel/multi-module synchronization to support advanced multi-channel applications like multi-user beamforming technologies and quantum computing.
“Engineers in research are constantly looking for ways to advance technology and achieve new levels of performance,” said Roger Nichols, Keysight’s 5G program manager. “Our new class of cost-effective PXIe solutions brings the performance they need to do this, but also the flexibility and new levels of easy customization in how real-time and deterministic signals are created and processed.”
Ideal for creating digitally modulated waveforms for wide¬band communication systems and high resolution waveforms for radar and satellite test, the M9336A PXIe AWG includes multiple independent or synchronized signal outputs. The M9336A provides superior performance in a single-slot PXIe module including 16-bit resolution, up to 1 GHz modulation bandwidth, and individual channel control of gain, offset and skew. Engineers can generate industry-standard and custom waveforms for the AWG by using Signal Studio, MATLAB, Waveform Creator or other tools and easily integrated into multiple application development environments.
The M9243A PXIe oscilloscope is built with Keysight’s InfiniiVision oscilloscope technology, providing up to 1 GHz bandwidth for quick analysis and troubleshooting of wideband signals. With a 1,000,000 waveforms per second update rate and advanced probing technology, the oscilloscope enables troubleshooting of random and intermittent signals not easily seen with digitizer technology. Powerful features include cursors and markers, advanced triggering, waveform averaging, masks and 31 selectable measurements. When the scope is combined with 89600 VSA software, engineers can demodulate and evaluate complex IQ waveforms with a full 1 GHz bandwidth.
Keysight Technologies, ZTE Collaborate on the Commercial Pre Deployment of 5G
Companies will drive innovative industry solutions to next-generation wireless communications design and test challenges
• Keysight will assist in the test and measurement of critical 5G key technologies
• Keysight solutions include UXA mmW signal analyzes, AXIe modular ultra-broad bandwidth signal generation and analysis systems, and system level prototype solutions
• ZTE is one of the first group of companies to complete the China 5G Experimental Trials in phase I and its mmW 5G BTS prototype is now under test in the phase II trials.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it is collaborating with ZTE to assist them in the test and measurement of critical 5G key technologies, including mmW communications, New PHY, massive MIMO and BTS beamforming prototypes. Keysight will help ZTE accelerate 5G product time to market by providing industry-leading products and solutions, for example, UXA mmW signal analyzes, AXIe modular ultra-broad bandwidth signal generation and analysis systems, and system level prototype solutions.
ZTE is a world leading comprehensive telecommunication solution provider who is a proactive participant and contributor of 5G communications. ZTE is one of the first group of companies that completed the China 5G Experimental Trials in phase I, and accredited by IMT2020(5G) Promotion Group with the official certificate of 5G technologies experiments. ZTE’s mmW 5G BTS prototype is now under test in the China 5G Experimental Trials phase II.
“We are very glad to cooperate with ZTE, an industry leader in communication industry, on 5G commercial pre-deployment project,” said Scott Bryden, vice president of Keysight’s Internet Infrastructure Network Access Solution Group. “Keysight continues to drive innovative industry solutions to next-generation mobile communications design and test challenges through these close collaborations with our customers and partners.”
“5G is an open ecosystem,” said Gang BAI, ZTE 5G product general manager. “ZTE is keen to collaborate with industry partners in the commercialization process of 5G for a better tomorrow.”