Keysight Collaborates with Qualcomm to Develop a C-V2X Radio Certification Test Plan

Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies have enabled the Global Certification Forum (GCF) to activate certification of a cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) test plan. C-V2X radio certification is required for commercializing products and services for connected cars and autonomous vehicles. This technology improves safety for drivers and passengers in moving vehicles, as well as pedestrians in transit.

The test plan was developed using Keysight’s RF/RRM DVT & Conformance Toolset and the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X Platform, a standalone C-V2X modem chipset with global navigation satellite system (GNSS). Test cases focused on radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) performance verification of devices used for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) deployment scenarios. These test cases were validated at the GCF-hosted conformance agreement group (CAG) #63 meeting in July 2020 and enabled the GCF to initiate radio certification of a C-V2X test plan based on 3GPP Release 14.

Prashant Dogra, vice president, engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, stated that this accomplishment is the result of a long-standing working relationship with Keysight and serves as a significant milestone toward realizing a certification program the automotive industry can rely on to commercialize reliable C-V2X products. C-V2X is a global solution for V2X communications, and improves automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency. Qualcomm’s automotive wireless solutions will continue to play an important role in supporting the growth of the C-V2X ecosystem.

This achievement enables a connected automotive ecosystem to confidently evolve with the latest 3GPP standards and safety requirements. Keysight’s conformance test solutions cover protocol, RF and RRM tests and offer C-V2X end-to-end signaling test capabilities that include GNSS signal emulation for validating User-to-UTRAN (Uu) and PC5 links. Keysight’s automotive test solutions cover power, sensors, communications, navigation, in-vehicle electronic networking and cybersecurity, support accelerated design, development, manufacturing and deployment for connected cars and autonomous vehicles.

Keysight’s conformance test platforms enable hardware and software providers to validate compliance of C-V2X devices to the standards set by 3GPP and they are committed to delivering first-to-market solutions that support reliability, safety, security and interoperability to the automotive industry. Click here to learn more about Keysight’s RF/RRM DVT & Conformance Toolset and the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X Platform.

Click here to learn more about V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) and C-V2X.