Keysight Introduces Industry's First 5G Protocol R&D Toolset

Keysight Technologies has introduced the industry's first 5G protocol test solution to support leading chipset and device manufacturers developing the next generation of cellular devices. The company is currently performing early trials and 5G deployments with mobile operators.

Keysight's new 5G Protocol R&D Toolset, the first in a series of network emulation solutions for 5G, covers the diverse global spectrum requirements specified in the pre-5G and 3GPP 5G NR standards. The 5G toolset allows efficient testing of advanced 5G features, including beamforming at mm-Wave frequencies as well as state-of-the-art protocol testing with full access to layer 1 and layer 2 parameters. The built-in protocol state machine enables developers to easily create and execute test cases, debug errors, and fully analyze results, thereby streamlining the 5G device workflow.

5G market leaders across the globe currently rely on Keysight's experience and expertise in RF and protocol test to speed up the delivery of the latest technologies. The 5G network emulation solutions offer valuable insights into the performance of prototypes—enabling developers make informed decisions about their designs.