Keysight has announced that on December 8, 2018, the company submitted the first 5G TTCN-3 (Testing and Test Control Notation version 3) conformance test case to 3GPP RAN5 for 5G new radio (NR) device certification. TTCN-3 is a core language that 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) uses to specify different types of reactive system tests over a variety of communication ports.
The 5G NR Non-Standalone (NSA) test case submission was made using Keysight’s 5G Protocol Conformance Toolset, part of Keysight’s 5G Network Emulation Solution portfolio. It is the first 3GPP conformance test case at mmWave frequencies (28 GHz) using an over-the-air (OTA) test methodology. Protocol conformance tests are a key enabler for chipset and device manufacturers to validate the performance of new 5G designs.
Earlier this month, Keysight announced that the company’s 5G RF Conformance Toolset was first to gain PTCRB approval for 5G New Radio (NR) device certification. Keysight’s suite of 5G Network Emulation Solutions leverages Keysight’s UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to address the device development workflow from early design, to acceptance and manufacturing. The compact solution supports the entire device certification process and scales to facilitate mobile device verification and certification across RF, radio resource management (RRM) and protocol. The toolset enables users to certify new designs across both FR1 (sub-6GHz frequencies) and FR2 (mmWave frequencies).