2Gbps LTE download data speeds have been achieved by Keysight Technologies using its 5G Protocol R&D Toolset and Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile test device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset is part of its suite of Network Emulation Systems, a seamless radio frequency (RF) and protocol workflow approach that enables chipset and device manufacturers to develop and test 4G and evolving 5G standards in a single solution.
Classified by 3GPP in the latest specifications as UE Category 20, the data rates were achieved through the aggregation of 20 separate streams of LTE data, and incorporated the latest advanced 4x4 MIMO and modulation encoding techniques.
Gigabit LTE networks are an important building block towards 5G deployments, enabling mobile operators to address growing data requirements and eventually offer enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services.
“Building comprehensive and advanced LTE support into our solutions is critical to our customers as they prepare to launch new devices that must support both 5G and LTE networks,” says Lucas Hansen, Sr. Director, 5G & Wireless Business, Keysight Technologies. “These customers can now access leading-edge 4G and 5G capability in a single solution, breaking down the silos and disconnected workflows between teams, and achieving cost-efficient testing.”