Reference solution allows customers to accelerate 5G R&D

Posted By : Barney Scott
Reference solution allows customers to accelerate 5G R&D

Keysight Technologies has affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the introduction of the 5G channel sounding Reference Solution. The Reference Solution is designed for accelerating advanced research of mm-wave 5G channel models and includes ultra-broadband and MIMO, key requirements to measure the millimeter-wave channel and validate air interface standards.

Among the mobile broadband requirements of 5G are new technologies yielding over-the-air data rates of as much as 10Gbps. To achieve these requirements, new air-interfaces are being developed to operate in frequency bands from 10-100 GHz. The 5G channel sounding Reference Solution combines metrology grade hardware, software and expertise to allow customers to quickly characterise the channel behaviour in these frequency bands and enable researchers to develop the necessary channel models for designing and validating air-interface alternatives.

"As a recognised leader and provider of world-class wireless technology solutions, Keysight, in collaboration with key customers, plays a pivotal role in 5G wireless research," said Keysight's Mario Narduzzi, marketing manager, Software and Modular Solutions Division. "Our 5G channel sounding Reference Solution enables customers to accelerate 5G research and reaffirms our commitment to support them through the evolution from 4G to 5G technology."

Researchers can get very accurate absolute delay measurements with system-wide calibrations, precise timing, and synchronisation. They will also save time and disk space by using the multi-channel, real-time data processing, and correlation of the channel impulse response data (CIR) offered by the M9703A high speed digitiser FPGAs. Engineers can use Keysight's SystemVue system level design and simulation software platform to calculate channel parameter estimations and perform link-level simulations and validation of new 5G designs with the imported channel models.

Keysight's 5G channel sounding Reference Solution also enables:

  • Tx/Rx up to 44GHz with 1GHz bandwidth for 4 or 8 MIMO channels
  • Capture of multiple phase coherent channels for real-time CIR data processing in FPGAs
  • System-level calibration and synchronisation to achieve precise timing and accurate measurements
  • Flexibility and scalability to add more channels and tests as 5G standards evolve
  • Customisation of waveforms, models for channel parameter extractions and system integration

Keysight's 5G channel sounding Reference Solution is now available. The solution is based on specific test system requirements.

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