Keysight & ASTRI Demonstrate 3GPP Release 15 Compliant 5G Base Station Reference Designs

Keysight along with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) have demonstrated a 3GPP Release15 5G base station reference design. The demonstration is on display at the Fujian Sunnada Network Technology booth at MWC 2018 and uses Keysight's PXA X-Series signal analyzer and the 5G New Radio (NR) ready 89601B VSA software (VSA) for modulation analysis.

Keysight recently launched the industry's first commercially available 5G NR software solutions, which include full product design cycle simulation, signal creation and analysis with uplink and downlink directions, enabling transmitter and receiver simulation and test. Keysight's VSA software offers in-depth analysis and troubleshooting tools that enable developers to identify complexity in their 5G NR designs.

Keysight's VSA software uses color coding based on physical channel type and marker coupling across different measurements to highlight aspects of complex NR signal structure.  This reveals specific signal and channel effects and impairments that allow engineers to quickly gain needed insight and get their product to market. Used in conjunction with Keysight high performance X-Series and modular signal analyzers with wide bandwidth and wide frequency coverage, designers can generate 5G NR measurements in sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies with optimal performance.