Astella taps Keysight to test mmWave small cell base station

Keysight Technologies has validated the performance and design of an Astella 5G Open RAN millimeter wave (mmWave) small cell base station using the Keysight Open RAN Architect (KORA) solutions.
Keysight 5G testing solutionsKeysight has validated 5G Open RAN small cell base stations end-to-end by emulating the network functions of a 5G mmWave integrated small cell, a 5G customer premises equipment (CPE), and a 5G core network configured in 5G NR standalone mode.

Keysight used N9020B MXA Signal Analyzer to ensure a high quality mmWave connection over-the-air and protocol transaction on Layer 1 using 3GPP specifications. Keysight also used the 89600 PathWave Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) software to analyze and demodulate the mmWave signal transmission from the small cell.

Eric Tsang, CEO of Astella Technologies, said: ”We used Keysight’s PathWave software solutions and signal analyzer to demonstrate 5G signal transmitting from our commercial CPE. Deploying Keysight’s solutions enable our clients to launch their products at competitive pricing.”