Keysight’s 5G NR Conformance Test Platforms Enable Chinese Test House to Serve 5G Device Makers

Keysight Technologies has announced that company’s 5G device test solutions have been selected by State Radio Monitoring Center Testing Center (SRTC), an independent third-party testing and calibration laboratory in China, to support both domestic and international certification of 5G mobile devices.

To address a growing demand driven by consumer and vertical industry adoption of 5G technology, evolving 5G new radio (NR) standards and a proliferation of 5G device makers SRTC, will use Keysight’s 5G NR radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) conformance validation for validation compliance to specifications set by standards organizations, including the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB.

As announced by Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group that Keysight’s 5G device test solutions have been selected by SRTC as it helps a connected ecosystem address internationally agreed specifications established to ensure performance, reliability and safety of devices used for a wide range of applications .

Many device makers and test labs, including SRTC, are ramping 5G test capabilities to capture market opportunities resulting from maturing 5G NR standards, global deployment of 5G services in nearly one hundred and thirty countries and successful cross-industry collaborations. As the only national radio product quality supervision and inspection center in China, SRTC will use Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to address regulatory, conformance and performance test needs of 5G mobile devices.

According to Global mobile Supplier Association (GSA), ninety six vendors have commercially introduced two hundred and twenty two 5G devices across twenty different form factors. As vendors collectively look to launch an additional two hundred devices in domestic and internal markets, test houses such as SRTC are notably increasing their investments in 5G test equipment.

Zhen Peng, director at SRTC said that they are well-positioned to address both the domestic and international certification of 5G devices in compliance to GCF and PTCRB specifications and the initial purchase covers 5G conformance test solutions for frequency range 1 (FR1) as many mobile operators, especially in China, are deploying services in the sub-7 GHz frequency spectrum.