Keysight Achieves 3GPP Validation for C-V2X RF Conformance Test Cases

Keysight Technologies has achieved 3GPP validation for the industry’s first cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) RF conformance test case. With this test, Keysight will be able to help the automotive industry accelerate commercialization of connected cars and autonomous vehicles.

Performance validation of C-V2X is crucial for C-V2X certification and commercialization. 3GPP validation of Keysight’s conformance test case enables the C-V2X connected ecosystem to achieve performance compliance with the specifications of the 3GPP standards, both for Release 14 and 5G-NR Release 16. The test case validation was achieved using Keysight’s 5G RF and Radio Resource Management (RRM) DVT & Conformance Toolset and the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset platform, which is designed to deliver precise positioning, efficient processing and security capabilities.

According to Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Wireless Test group, Keysight’s vision of enabling reliable, efficient transportation started more than three years ago, and was reinforced when the company joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) a cross-industry consortium that helps define 5G V2X communications. The C-V2X test solution portfolio offers a comprehensive approach to testing RF protocol and application layers, enabling users to confidently evolve with the latest 3GPP standards and safety requirements.

C-V2X is expected to be instrumental in transforming in-vehicle experiences and delivering safer road conditions for passengers, drivers and pedestrians. The Keysight 5G RF/RRM DVT & Conformance Toolset offers C-V2X end-to-end signaling test capabilities that include GNSS signal emulation for validating User-to-UTRAN (Uu) and PC5 links. A part of Keysight’s suite of 5G network emulation solutions, the toolset, cost-effectively addresses a wide range of test needs on a single platform using common software. Early access to a wide range of 5G NR protocol and RF test cases for both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) mode in FR1 and FR2 allows market makers to quickly and cost-effectively address global test requirements of 5G multi-mode devices in different form factors.

The Keysight 5G Conformance Toolset is used by test labs including Bureau Veritas, Tech Mahindra and PCTEST. It offers a leading number of test cases validated by both by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB), which are key certification bodies for wireless technologies.