Keysight and MediaTek compete testing on 5G modem chipset to 3GPP

Keysight Technologies has collaborated with MediaTek to achieve physical layer interoperability development testing (IODT) based on 3GPP release 16 specifications. IODT is significant to an ecosystem of device makers developing products for advanced 5G applications.

The interoperability was achieved using Keysight’s PathWave Signal Generation software and MediaTek’s Dimensity 5G-integrated chip platform. 3GPP, finalised release 16 in July 2020, enables the industry to verify compliance to a set of specifications related to 5G new radio (NR) enhancements such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), industrial IoT (IIoT), vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and non-terrestrial radio access.

MediaTek used Keysight’s PathWave Signal Generation for 5G NR software to develop a physical layer algorithm meeting 3GPP Release 16 specifications for its 5G-integrated chips. The Signal Studio software supports the latest 3GPP 5G NR standards. Customers can use it to create waveform files to characterise and test

The 3GPP physical layer IODT milestone is important to the development of 5G NR features such as enhanced multiple-input, multiple-output (eMIMO), beamforming, dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), carrier aggregation (CA), and positioning, explains Keysight.

Keysight Technologies helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, optimise networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. It offers design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimisation in networks and cloud environments. Customers are aerospace and defence, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets around the world.

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