Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that the company is extending its collaboration with UNISOC Inc. to participate in the CMCC 5G large-scale trials. Keysight is helping UNISOC accelerate 5G New Radio (NR) chipset development with substantial support from GTI. Both UNISOC and Keysight achieved 5G NR PHY layer interoperation based on the latest 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standards in the CMCC 5G Innovation Center Lab, and demonstrated this achievement at the 22nd GTI workshop.

The event, organized by the GTI, brought together mobile operators, vendors and companies from vertical industries to address and discuss key issues and the latest progress in 4G and 5G technology development. GTI was founded in 2011 to promote the global development of TD-LTE, encourage convergence with FDD and foster a cross-industry innovative and a synergistic 5G ecosystem.

With Keysight's industry-first 5G solutions, UNISOC is able to speed up its 5G NR chipset development, pre-silicon deployment, and full stack chipset validation across sub-6 GHz frequencies. Keysight's suite of 5G network emulation solutions is the only seamless RF and protocol workflow approach that enables chipset and device makers to efficiently develop and test evolving 5G standards and latest 4G standards in a single solution. These solutions accelerate the delivery of new 5G NR products by leveraging common development tools to eliminate siloed data sets and share design insights gained across each stage of the device lifecycle.

"We are pleased to extend our close collaborations with global market leaders UNISOC and CMCC to showcase industry-leading 5G design and test capabilities based on the latest 3GPP Release 15 standards. Our scalable 5G test and measurement solutions–from L1 to L7–are helping a connected ecosystem accelerate 5G development and commercialization, making the promise of 5G real", says Satish Dhanasekaran, senior vice president of Keysight Technologies, and president of the Communications Solutions Group.

Jingming Wang, COO of UNISOC said, "We are very excited to collaborate with China Mobile and Keysight to demonstrate latest 5G NR technology. In the future, 5G NR will enable a premium mobile experience. We will continue to join hands with our partners to accelerate 5G NR commercial reality through technological innovation and innovation-driven revolution."

As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, UNISOC is a leading fabless semiconductor company committed to the independent R&D of core chipsets in mobile communications and IoT. Its products cover mobile chipset platforms supporting 2G/3G/4G/5G communication standards, IoT chipsets, RF chipsets, wireless connection chipsets, security chipsets and TV chipsets. With more than 4,500 staff, 14 R&D centers and seven customer support centers around the world (as of January 2018), UNISOC is dedicated to being one of the leading chip design companies in the world, the top three mobile baseband chipsets supplier in terms of global market share and the largest pan-chip supplier in China with leading 5G technology.