Keysight supports Motorola 5G smartphone in mmWave spectrum

Keysight Technologies announced its partnership with smartphone maker Motorola Mobility for development of its first 5G new radio (NR) enabled smartphone operating in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.
Motorola 5G moto modKeysight will be supplying its 5G network emulation solutions for 5G device prototyping, development and device design validation.

Motorola’s moto z3 smartphone with 5G moto mod leverages Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem and 5G NR mmWave technology to deliver 5G speeds.

Keysight’s 5G network emulation solution leverages Keysight’s UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to support device validation across protocol, radio frequency (RF), and radio resource management (RRM) in both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum.

Scott Bryden, vice president of wireless device solutions at Keysight Technologies, said: “Device manufacturers, including Motorola, recognize the benefits of collaborating with a proven 5G partner that offers depth of technology, solutions and global support required to deliver an accelerated and intense development phase.”

Keysight said its 5G solutions enable 5G smartphone manufacturers to validate mmWave mobile devices in over-the-air (OTA) test environments, addressing new challenges related to beamforming and the use of integrated radio frequency front-end designs.

A recent report from 5G Americas said US telecom regulator FCC has identified multiple mmWave bands for broadband, including 24 GHz, 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands.

The auction of the 28 GHz band began in November of 2018. The auction of the 24 GHz band will begin in early 2019. The additional mmW bands at 37, 39 and 47 GHz will be auctioned later in 2019.

Earlier, Keysight said it will demonstrate its 5G solutions at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) in Barcelona.

Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions provide device validation across protocol, radio frequency (RF), and radio resource management (RRM) in both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum.

Keysight’s PROPSIM 5G channel emulation solutions are designed for end-to-end realistic and repeatable real-world performance testing of 5G multi-mode devices and base stations in a lab environment.

Keysight said its C-V2X toolset helps connected vehicle providers keep up with the latest C-V2X standard for radio frequency, protocol, and application-layer testing.