Keysight Technologies Submits Industry’s First 5G TTCN-3 Conformance Test Case to 3GPP RAN 5 for 5G NR Device Certification

December 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Keysight’s industry-first 5G Protocol Conformance Toolset enables leading chipset and device manufacturers to validate performance at mmWave frequencies

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 that on December 8, 2018 the company submitted the industry’s first 5G TTCN-31 conformance test case to 3GPP RAN52 for 5G new radio (NR) device certification.

The 5G NR Non-Standalone (NSA) test case submission was made using Keysight’s 5G Protocol Conformance Toolset, part of Keysight’s 5G Network Emulation Solution portfolio. It is the first 3GPP conformance test case at mmWave frequencies (28 GHz) using an over-the-air (OTA) test methodology. Protocol conformance tests are a key enabler for chipset and device manufacturers to validate the performance of new 5G designs.

“Keysight has yet again achieved a key milestone in helping the industry speed the commercialization of 5G devices,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president of Keysight’s wireless test group. “Our close collaborations with market makers across the mobile ecosystem, has enabled Keysight to deliver leading 5G solutions for full radio frequency and protocol conformance test capability.”

Earlier this month, Keysight announced that the company’s 5G RF Conformance Toolset was first to gain PTCRB approval for 5G New Radio (NR) device certification. Keysight’s suite of 5G Network Emulation Solutions leverages Keysight’s UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to address the device development workflow from early design, to acceptance and manufacturing. The compact solution supports the entire device certification process and scales to facilitate mobile device verification and certification across RF, radio resource management (RRM) and protocol. The toolset enables users to certify new designs across both FR1 (sub-6GHz frequencies) and FR2 (mmWave frequencies).

"We're pleased to extend our collaboration with Keysight to help OEMs, mobile operators and test labs address 5G protocol conformance requirements," said Tony Schwarz, senior vice president, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Keysight's 5G test solutions are instrumental in accelerating commercial 5G development and rollout."

“We are delighted that Keysight has taken this key step towards verifying 5G protocol test specifications, enabling the mobile industry to accelerate commercialization of 5G technology,” said Jacob John, chair of 3GPP RAN5.

1TTCN-3 (Testing and Test Control Notation version 3) is a core language that 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) uses to specify different types of reactive system tests over a variety of communication ports.

2RAN5 is a workgroup within 3GPP that focuses on the specification of conformance testing at the radio interface for the User Equipment (UE).

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 $3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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Geri Lynne LaCombe, Americas/Europe

+1 303 662 4748

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Fusako Dohi, Asia

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Source: Keysight Technologies, Inc.

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