NXP Semiconductors selects Keysight for testing 5G FWA solutions

NXP Semiconductors has selected Keysight Technologies for the development of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions.
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The collaboration includes 5G market deployment of non-standalone (NSA) mode for the initial phase, as well as stand-alone (SA) for the future.

NXP has selected Keysight’s 5G device test solutions to verify consumer premises equipment (CPE) used to deliver FWA services. FWA addresses a growing demand for high-speed internet connectivity with reduced latency and power consumption inside residential commercial properties.

FWA solution provides high-speed mobile broadband in households and businesses without the need for deploying wired fiber or copper connections to individual properties.

NXP uses Keysight testing solutions for the following:

# Protocol R&D Toolset to verify the software stack in CPE chipsets

# Protocol Conformance toolset to verify compliance to 3GPP 5G specifications

# Radio Frequency (RF) Automation Toolset to verify the transmitter and receiver performance

# Protocol Carrier Acceptance Toolset to pre-validate test cases defined by US carriers

Cao Peng, vice president and general manager for Keysight’s Wireless Test group, said: “Keysight enables NXP to verify the performance of a communication infrastructure used to deliver FWA services.”

NXP, which offers a 5G reference system comprised of a combination of NXP and third-party hardware components, integrated with software stacks for 3GPP compliant deployment, is using Keysight’s 5G test solutions to advance chipset development for the FWA market.

“Our processors, programmable wireless platforms, radio frequency power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and smart-antenna technology must be rigorously tested prior to market introduction,” Tareq Bustami, senior vice president for the Network Edge business at NXP, said.