Qualcomm Uses Keysight 5G Network Emulation Solutions to Demonstrate First 5G Laptop

Keysight Technologies announced that their 5G network emulation solutions were used by Qualcomm to successfully demonstrate the industry’s first 5G laptop with an integrated modem at Computex, a global ICT and IoT show in Taipei, Taiwan last month.

The demonstration showcased always connected workflows, all-day battery life and Windows 10 support using Qualcomm’s latest platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx system-on-a-chip (SoC) and X55 5G modem, as well as Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions. This demonstration displayed high-speed, low-latency connectivity made possible by 5G new radio (NR), offering transformative PC user experiences for both consumers and the enterprise with downstream speeds of up to 7 Gbps.

Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions – based on Keysight's UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform – enable device makers to validate 5G NR multi-mode designs across protocol, radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) in both non-standalone (NSA) and stand-alone (SA) modes. Keysight’s end-to-end 5G solutions provide the flexibility needed to rapidly validate multi-mode designs in nearly any form factor, accelerating their ability to address global requirements in sub-6GHz (FR1) and mmWave (FR2) spectrum.

Earlier this year, the two companies announced that they had established the mobile industry’s first announced 5G NR data call in the Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) mode, as well as demonstrated an industrial internet of things (IIoT) application at CES 2019.