AAC to Use Keysight Equipment to Validate their 5G mm-Wave RF Front End Solutions

AAC Technologies (AAC), a leading provider of advanced miniaturized technology, has announced the use of Keysight’s suite of 5G solutions to introduce its high-performance 5G mmWave front-end solutions for next generation mobile phones and base stations. Following AAC’s announcement to invest in a research and development center in Singapore last year, the company chose Keysight’s 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis Testbed to validate its new 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio-frequency front end (RFFE) solutions.

The testbed leverages Keysight’s metrology-grade signal source and signal analyzers, as well as Keysight’s industry-proven software tools – Signal Studio (a signal creation tool) and 89600 VSA (a demodulation and vector signal analysis tool) – to confidently validate that their new 5G mmWave RFFE solutions comply to the latest 3GPP Release 15 standards.

According to Dr. Roger Tay, Vice President of research and development and General Manager of AAC Technologies, AAC’s extended collaboration with Keysight-initiated more than eight years ago in support of their development of micro-electromechanical systems or MEMS - which enabled them to successfully establish AAC as a leading solution provider of 5G RFFE integrated components for a global wireless market. Thanks to Keysight’s end-to-end 5G solutions and Anokiwave’s mmWave Core integrated circuits, AAC can now accelerate commercialization of high-performance 5G mmWave integrated front-end solutions in a small form factor that serve emerging small cell and fixed wireless markets.

AAC’s 5G mmWave device incorporates Anokiwave’s mmWave Core integrated circuits (ICs) to address demanding 5G technical requirements in a small form-factor by leveraging energy-efficient mmWave beamformer integrated circuits. The company also selected Keysight’s high performance wafer-level measurement solutions (WMS), which are critical for optimizing device modeling to accelerate design validation workflow for radio frequency (RF) and mmWave components.

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