Keysight inks deal with Xiaomi for supplying 5G testing solutions

Keysight Technologies announced its deal with China’s Xiaomi for supplying 5G network emulation solutions to accelerate development of its 5G NR mobile devices.
Keysight 5G and IoT testingKeysight said its 5G RF DVT Toolsetsupports the latest 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) Release 15 specifications, including beamforming and beam management across sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies.

Engineers at Xiaomi will Keysight testing solutions to validate the performance of 5G mobile devices, with easy-to-use tools for test case creation, execution and analysis in a controlled laboratory-based environment.

“Leveraging Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions will enable us to greatly accelerate development of our 5G mobile devices and establish a leadership position in the industry,” Zhang Lei, senior director of Xiaomi, said.

5G RF DVT Toolset enables the mobile device makers to streamline the product workflow from prototyping and development to design validation and manufacturing. These solutions enable users to perform device characterization and validation in over-the-air (OTA) real-world conditions.

“By using the same test capabilities and test cases specified by chipset vendors and mobile operators, device manufacturers can easily validate device performance, speed development and achieve consistent results,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Test business at Keysight Technologies.