Keysight's Wireless Test Set Achieves 1 Gbps IP Data Throughput Using a Gigabit Smart Phone

Keysight Technologies has announced that it has successfully demonstrated 1 Gbps IP data throughput using its E7515A UXM wireless test set. This test was done for functional and RF design validation with ZTE's latest Gigabit Phone. The demonstration was shown at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

Keysight and ZTE worked together to achieve sustained IP data downloads of 1 Gbps by using a combination of three component carrier aggregation (3CC), 4x4 downlink MIMO and 256QAM modulation. The deomnstration shows that the E7515A UXM bench top test set supports full functional testing up to five component carrier (5CC) data throughput and 1.6 Gbps data rates via 4CC carrier aggregation and 4x4 downlink MIMO.

High-speed connectivity increases the pace of innovation for the next generation of smartphone devices and thus markets leading mobile device manufacturers are aiming to deliver 1 Gbps peak data rates, which is equivalent to the performance achieved in LAN connections used in many fixed devices. Peak network speeds of 1 Gbps will enable fast and seamless file transfer of high-definition video content and also opens doors to ever more sophisticated applications using virtual reality and networked gaming.