Sporton, an accredited test house with operations in China, Taiwan and the U.S., has selected Keysight Technologies' 5G test platforms to deliver comprehensive conformance and regulatory test services to a global device market. Sporton will be using the Keysight 5G conformance test toolset for radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) design verification and test (DVT) and conformance testing to address test requirements specified by standards and certification organizations including 3GPP, the Global Certification Forum (GCF), PTCRB and CTIA.
Sporton uses Keysight’s conformance toolset to certify 5G devices that operate in the mm-Wave spectrum or Frequency Range 2 (FR2). Keysight combines network emulation test solutions with a compact antenna test range (CATR) anechoic chamber to create an integrated over-the-air (OTA) test environment. According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), almost a third of the 112 commercially available 5G devices support mmWave spectrum.
Many mobile device makers use Keysight’s 5G solutions to access the comprehensive range of validated test cases for GCF certification across multiple technologies, including 5G NR, LTE and C-V2X, on a common solution platform. In May 2020, Keysight announced that the company’s Protocol Conformance Toolset maintains support for the widest range of GCF-validated protocol conformance test cases.
Keysight’s multi-technology test solutions enable an ecosystem already spanning more than 280 5G devices to launch reliable and high-performing products to a global wireless communications market, according to Cao Peng, senior director of the Commercial Communications group at Keysight.