Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the company's 5G Protocol and RF/RRM & DVT conformance toolsets were used to submit 5G new radio (NR) non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) test cases to the Global Certification Forum (GCF). As a result, the GCF can activate certification of 5G NR NSA and SA mobile devices based on standards set by 3GPP, the global mobile communications standards organization.
The certification activation took place at the CAG #60 meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 23. Keysight now offers the greatest number of GCF validated 5G NR conformance test cases and bands for both protocol and RF on a common platform, which enables a connected ecosystem to verify the performance of mobile devices on both 5G NR NSA and SA mode.
"Keysight is committed to supporting chipset, device manufacturers and test labs accelerate validation in a wide range of scenarios that enhance an end-users' experience while using 5G devices to access new services," said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group. "Our continued leadership in GCF validated test cases allows market makers to quickly and cost-effectively address global test requirements of 5G multi-mode devices in different form factors."
Keysight is currently the sole provider of GCF validated 5G conformance test cases for radio frequency (RF) demodulation. In July 2019, Keysight achieved the industry's first GCF validation of 5G RF demodulation and RRM test cases in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.
Keysight's 5G conformance toolsets, part of the company's suite of 5G network emulation solutions, leverage the UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to address the device development workflow from early design to acceptance and manufacturing. Mobile operators, chipset and device manufacturers, as well as test labs, use these toolsets to access a leading number of test cases validated by both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB.