Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that the company is working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and SGS to help advance testing of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.

The three companies focused on test cases covering radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) performance verification of devices used for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) deployment scenarios. The test cases, based on third generation partnership projects' (3GPP) Release 14 specifications, support C-V2X test plans prescribed by the OmniAir Consortium and the Global Certification Forum (GCF). In August 2020, SGS used Keysight's RF/RRM DVT & Conformance Toolset and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive 4G Platform to verify initial test cases at the certification company's lab in San Diego, Calif. The Snapdragon Automotive 4G Platform is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

"Keysight's collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and SGS will help accelerate timelines for the wider automotive industry to adopt reliable communications protocols and technologies, helping to shape the future of transportation, logistics and mobility," said Lucas Hansen, senior director at Keysight Technologies. "We're pleased to support the C-V2X ecosystem with conformance test solutions that support both GCF and OmniAir validation criteria."

The automotive industry is in the process of implementing C-V2X technology to improve safety for drivers and passengers in moving vehicles, as well as pedestrians in transit.

"As a result of the advancements in C-V2X tests and field trials, we're witnessing a surge in the technology needed in vehicles that support real-time information sharing which is critical to deterring accidents, avoiding obstacles and broadcasting road-condition updates," said Prashant Dogra, vice president, engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "The Snapdragon Automotive 4G Platform features integrated C-V2X and global navigation satellite system technology designed for precise timing and location."

"These key working relationships, such as the one we've established with Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies enable SGS to deliver effective products and services that meet our clients' evolving requirements," said David Chu, vice president for CRS Electrical & Electronics at SGS. "As the first test house to complete initial C-V2X testing supporting both OmniAir and GCF test plans, SGS is well-positioned to serve an ecosystem of device makers with timely certification services."

"Our members, including Keysight, Qualcomm Technologies and SGS, will contribute to the verification of new C-V2X test cases at the upcoming OmniAir Global Plugfest, to be held across six test laboratories in Europe, Asia and North America, from September 28 to October 15," said Jason Conley, executive director of OmniAir Consortium. "Towards the end of 2020, OmniAir will incorporate over three hundred test cases into a new, independent third-party C-V2X test and certification program."

Keysight's conformance test platforms enable hardware and software providers to validate compliance of C-V2X devices to standards set by 3GPP. Keysight's connected car solutions support a wide range of technologies including, 5G, C-V2X, DSRC and GNSS, to improve reliability, cybersecurity and safety in an increasingly complex world.