What: The world of cellular communications is at a crossroads with the emergence of 5G Release 16 and the transformation to more intelligent, open and virtualized mobile networks. Keysight Technologies' test solutions enable chipset, device and network equipment manufacturers, as well as mobile network operators, to develop designs in line with the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards, spurring the next wireless revolution. Keysight's software-driven design and test platforms span the entire 5G ecosystem enabling the mobile industry to accelerate and secure 5G product design development across the entire workflow from simulation, design and verification to manufacturing, deployment and optimization.

At Keysight's Virtual 5G Innovations event, attendees can hear from experts and experience demonstrations with industry leaders including Analog Devices, Xilinx, HTC, TIM, JMA Wireless, Qualcomm Technologies and MediaTek.

When: Virtual 5G Innovations offers eight new demonstrations, two live panels and real-time access to 5G experts across two days: 

  • June 29 – Emulate Any Part of O-RAN
  • June 30 – Maximize 5G Performance

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CEST / 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. CEST

Keysight will offer attendees the opportunity to virtually connect with the mobile ecosystem and discover innovative solutions that address the following challenges:

Emulate Any Part of 5G O-RAN

Open radio access network (O-RAN) interfaces and standards enable the integration of products from different network vendors helping mobile network operators realize multivendor deployments that support the delivery of advanced 5G services for enterprises in manufacturing, finance, transportation, logistics and healthcare. Integrating components from multiple sources requires testing each element in isolation for conformance and in combination for interoperability. Attendees will hear directly from industry leaders and learn how they collaborate with Keysight to transform the radio access network.

Maximize 5G Performance

NR continues to evolve. The second release of the standard, 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 16 introduces new capabilities and operational enhancements that will expand 5G's reach into new verticals including enterprises, industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and private 5G deployments. The following demonstrations showcase the latest additions to Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions portfolio that help leading chipset and device makers optimize 5G performance:

  • 5G NR Release 16 device validation
     Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions, based on the UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform, enables designers of modems and devices to validate the latest 3GPP 5G NR Release 16 features.
  • Over-the-air 5G RF and protocol monitoring
     Sanjole WaveJudge provides visibility into the interaction between the protocol and physical layers in wireless transmissions. Sanjole is now part of Keysight Technologies.

Why Interoperability and Performance Testing is Critical to Open RAN at Scale

The momentum behind Open RAN is tremendous with support from the major mobile operators. Successful deployment of a disaggregated RAN architecture relies on end-to-end performance visibility, from the edge of the RAN to the 5G core (5GC). Keysight enables hardware and software vendors to emulate any part of the 5G O-RAN, maximizing 5G performance while ensuring interoperability and conformance.

  • Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? Making It All Work with Conformance & Interoperability Testing
  • Release 16 Opportunities and Implementation Challenges