Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Xiaomi has selected Keysight's automated field-to-lab device test platform solutions, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) software and channel emulation capabilities to validate 5G technology underpinning smartphones and IoT devices. 

Xiaomi selected Keysight's test tools to validate the performance of 5G devices under a wide range of network signaling and radio channel conditions. Keysight has successfully integrated lab- and field-based test capabilities to deliver advanced 5G test solutions. Xiaomi leverages next-generation communications technologies to create devices that support high-speed and low-latency wireless connectivity, which consumers and enterprises depend on in their daily lives.

"In 2018, Keysight and Xiaomi initiated a collaboration on 5G technology to accelerate development of our 5G mobile devices," said Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group. "We are pleased to continue our support of Xiaomi with solutions that validate the performance of 5G smartphones and IoT devices to ensure expected end-user quality of experience is achieved."

"Since the company's inception in 2010, Xiaomi has continuously pursued innovation, high-quality user experience and operational efficiency," said Wei-Yan Ge, general manager at Xiaomi Test Department. "Strengthening our collaboration with Keysight has enabled us to pursue an innovative, convenient, friendly and interconnected world."

Keysight integrated several hardware and software components to establish an automated virtual drive testing environment for Xiaomi to perform end-user quality of experience (QoE) and 5G device validation. These include:

  • S8811A 5G Device Performance Test Solution – leverages advanced channel emulation capabilities to create a real-world lab-based test environment based on an actual network infrastructure for device validation
  • Nemo Outdoor 5G NR Drive Test Solution – a laptop-based software for measuring an end-user QoE in 5G and legacy wireless networks
  • Nemo 5G Device Analytics – troubleshooting and benchmarking software that delivers objective insights into comparable 5G device features and selected key performance indicators
  • Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence Platform – AI-driven test automation software solution for optimizing the end-user experience and customer journey.