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Keysight Technologies, Bluetest Integrate 5G New Radio Solutions  


Combined Over-the-Air test solutions accelerate development and validation of 5G NR mobile devices

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has extended the company’s collaboration with Bluetest to integrate Keysight’s first-to-market 5G new radio (NR) network emulation solutions with Bluetest’s reverberation chamber for Over-the-Air (OTA) testing of 5G NR devices in sub-6GHz (FR1) frequency bands.

Leading mobile operators in China, Japan, Korea and Europe are pursuing ambitious plans to deploy 5G networks in FR1 by the year 2020. As a result, they need test solutions that can accelerate development and validation of new 5G NR devices operating in FR1 frequency bands that deliver favorable radio propagation characteristics, such as in-building penetration and reach.

The integration of Keysight’s 5G-based network emulation solutions with Bluetest’s reverberation chambers (including Flow software support), enables mobile operators, and their respective mobile device ecosystems, to quickly, easily and repeatably verify the data throughput performance of 5G NR devices operating in FR1. This leads to fast and cost-effective validation of 5G mobile devices.

“Extending our close collaboration with Keysight enables Bluetest to provide customers the ability to upgrade existing Bluetest chambers to support 5G NR on sub-6GHz frequencies,” said Kjell Olovsson, chief executive officer at Bluetest. “By integrating Keysight’s leading 5G network emulator with Bluetest’s reverberation chamber, we can test devices under multipath conditions using multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology, helping mobile operators accelerate 5G deployment in FR1.”

“We’re excited to collaborate with leading OTA system suppliers such as Bluetest to extend our 5G NR OTA test capability into the widely adopted FR1 bands,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Test business at Keysight Technologies. “Leading chipset and device manufacturers around the world use Keysight’s network emulation solutions to verify that their designs comply to the latest 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standard.”

About Keysight in 5G

Keysight’s industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the physical layer to the application layer, and across the entire workflow from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment, and optimization. Keysight offers common software and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices, base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behavior scenarios. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.