Keysight, CAICT to power 5G base station test plan

Wednesday 15 January 2020 | 13:14 CET | News
Keysight Technologies has partnered with China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) to accelerate the 5G new radio base station performance test plan endorsed by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotional Group. As a result of the collaboration, base station manufacturers can validate the massive MIMO performance of their designs in accordance with the IMT-2020 test plan.

Keysight’s PropSIM F64 5G channel emulation service, which is designed to emulate real-life radio conditions, supports the test plan to speed performance validation of new 5G mobile devices and base stations for deployment in China. Keysight’s PropSIM F64 channel emulation and modeling tool is designed to verify performance of 5G NR massive MIMO base stations and mobile devices using 3D propagation channel models. 

CAICT, a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China, is involved in defining 5G tests that form part of the IMT-2020 test plan. PropSIM F64 supports up to 64 radio frequency (RF) ports to address these ultra-high fading capacity needs. Keysight’s 5G channel emulator aims to create a repeatable test method for validating data throughput, beam handling, mobility, and handover scenarios. 

The collaboration between Keysight and CAICT resulted in the verification of channel models that comply to both 3GPP 5G NR specifications and the IMT-2020 test plan using a test set-up consisting of PropSIM F64, a 5G base station (gNodeB) and a 5G mobile device. PropSIM F64 integrates with Keysight's network emulation portfolio to address the device workflow from R&D to design validation to manufacturing.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Keysight Technologies
Countries: World
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