Keysight Technologies recently won a deal from TMYTEK, a Taiwan-based startup of mmWave technology, to verify the performance of antenna-in-package (AiP) designs that are used in 5G and satellite systems.
132 operators in 22 countries have been assigned mmWave spectrum for deployment of 5G services such as fixed wireless access (FWA) and private 5G uses cases, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
Such services require wider bandwidths to support high data transfers and low latencies. Keysight’s measurement solutions, based on common software platforms, enable TMYTEK to accurately verify mmWave designs for both 5G new radio (NR) and satellite applications.
“We support TMYTEK XBeam with test solutions that ensure interoperability between radio units and distributed units which are part of a multi-vendor radio access network that uses open standard specifications,” said Jeffrey Chen, general manager of greater China wireless solutions engineering at Keysight Technologies.
TMYTEK selected Keysight’s Open RAN Studio to validate the operation and performance of a radio unit (O-RU). The solution integrates Keysight software and hardware platforms to construct, play, capture and measure O-RAN traffic. This enables TMYTEK to verify that the O-RU is compliant to the latest O-RAN specifications.
Keysight’s Open RAN Studio can be combined with Keysight’s signal generation and analysis platforms, as well as Keysight’s PathWave Signal Generation (Signal Studio) and Vector Signal Analysis (89600 VSA) software. This allows TMYTEK to access a range of cross domain and multi-channel O-RAN protocol measurements in both downlink (DL) and uplink (UL).
“Keysight offers TMYTEK the measurement certainty and performance in test solutions we need to confidently develop AiP technology that meets the demands of both 5G and satellite markets,” said Su-Wei Chang, founder and president of TMYTEK.