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    The successful proliferation of 5G technology depends on many things, but none more so than test technologies and methodologies.
    Test & Measurement

    Updated Test Station Supports 6-GHz Band for 5G FR1 Devices

    Feb. 20, 2024
    Anritsu’s wireless MT8000A handles RF measurements, protocol tests, and functional tests, supporting both the FR1 and FR2 bands used by 5G.
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    Jan. 9, 2024
    Keysight's midrange solution accelerates characterization of power-amplifier designs for 5G transmitters and provides modulation distortion analysis with full vector correction...
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    Integrated Platform Takes on 5G A-GNSS Antenna Performance Test

    Sept. 26, 2023
    ETS-Lindgren combined the R&S CMX500 and R&S SMBV100B from Rohde & Schwarz for 5G A-GNSS antenna performance testing.
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    State-of-the-Art Testers Chase Complex Wireless Signals

    Sept. 6, 2023
    As wireless applications and frequencies ramp up, test equipment must increase measurement capabilities, even when operating as battery-powered portables, into the mmWave range...
    Test & Measurement

    5G RedCap Release 17 Connectivity Successfully Verified

    Aug. 22, 2023
    Using the R&S CMX500 OBT wireless communications tester, Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek were able to verify 5G RedCap Rel. 17 connectivity.

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    Over-the-Air Dynamic Channel Model Validation Solution Released

    Aug. 17, 2023
    Developed in a collaborative effort between Keysight and CTTL, the platform implements and validates what's said to be the first dynamic MIMO over-the-air channel model for the...
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    Signal Generators and Analyzers Serve O-RAN-Compliant 5G Platforms

    May 24, 2023
    The R&S SMW200A and SMM100A vector signal generators and FSW and FPS signal and spectrum analyzers have been approved by Qualcomm for testing the QRU100 5G RAN platform.
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    One-Box Signaling Tester Speeds 5G NR Voice Service Verification

    Nov. 22, 2022
    The R&S CMX500 5G one-box signaling tester provides a comprehensive audio-testing tool set for HEAD acoustics.
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    Test Evolves to Support Wireless Services

    Oct. 11, 2022
    Wireless technologies place exacting demands on test equipment in terms of evaluation, calibration, and validation. This eBook looks at the trends and challenges driving designer...
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    Keysight and Synopsys Team to Validate Complex RF and mmWave Designs

    Aug. 18, 2022
    Native integration of Synopsys Custom Compiler with PathWave RFIC Design optimizes power and performance to more efficiently deliver 5G/6G designs.
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    170-GHz/220-GHz Broadband VNA Built for On-Wafer Characterization

    May 26, 2022
    Keysight's VNA solution, developed in collaboration with three other companies, efficiently characterizes on-wafer devices and circuits, speeding deployment of 5G/6G MMICs.
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    400G/800G Ethernet Validation Platforms Seed Cloud-Infrastructure Evolution

    March 30, 2022
    Spirent's 400G and 800G test platforms validate the cloud’s Ethernet backbone, ensuring support for the massive capacity demands of today and tomorrow.
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    Accelerating 5G Device Development While Supporting 3GPP Release 16 Specifications

    Feb. 24, 2022
    Keysight's 5G device test solutions accelerate verification of designs that support 5G new radio (NR) 3GPP Release 16 (Rel-16) features.
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    Extend Existing RF Analyzers to mmWave 5G Frequencies

    Feb. 14, 2022
    Defense agencies, mobile network operators, and others have already invested heavily in spectrum-analysis solutions for cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Learn one of the most cost...
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    Improve 5G Testing with Reliable Cable Assemblies

    Nov. 30, 2021
    Microwave/RF cable assemblies are essential to the reliability and accuracy of 5G test and measurement. That’s why engineers must understand the impact assemblies have on test...

    Collaborating on 5G and O-RAN Validation

    Oct. 29, 2021
    The success of 5G open networks depends on both end-to-end performance and core testing. We speak to Ian Langley at VIAVI Solutions and Shamik Mishra at Capgemini Engineering ...
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    Field Instrument for O-RAN Deployment Gets 5G Cell Sites Up and Running

    Oct. 21, 2021
    Viavi’s latest field instrument feeds the O-RAN revolution in 5G cell sites by getting them operational faster and at lower installed cost.
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    2021 Special Report: 5G Test

    June 14, 2021
    5G infrastructure is growing by leaps and bounds, with more and more capability being added to the system. However, the effectiveness of the solution is strongly based on how ...
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    Small-Cell Development is Key to a Successful 5G Infrastructure

    May 7, 2021
    Small cells are crucial for mobile operator 5G network deployments, enabling increased coverage, high data rates, and low latencies. We talk with Rex Chen of LitePoint about some...
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    Vector Network Analyzers Range to 67 GHz in Bandwidth

    April 8, 2021
    With bandwidths of 50 and 67 GHz, the ZNA series of vector analyzers delivers optimal performance in applications including defense and aerospace.
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    Keysight, MediaTek Set 5G Connectivity to 3GPP Rel-16 Specs

    April 7, 2021
    Chipset maker uses Keysight’s 5G test platform to deliver modem solutions for smartphones, PCs, and mobile hotspots.
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    Special Report: RF/Microwave Test

    March 11, 2021
    Increasing complexity and the need for higher frequencies and bandwidths, multiple channels, low-power operation, and space constraints are placing considerable demands on RF/...
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    Keysight’s End-to-End Open RAN Solution Portfolio Serves Multi-Vendor 5G Networks

    Feb. 4, 2021
    Keysight's Open RAN Architect solutions enable O-RAN vendors and mobile operators to verify interoperability, performance, conformance, and security.
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    Overcome Validation-Test Challenges to Reap 5G mmWave’s Benefits

    Dec. 14, 2020
    5G mmWave physical-layer changes have sparked significant RF hardware design and antenna changes. Let’s explore some of the test challenges and considerations associated with ...
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    Not an Afterthought: Why Test is Critical in RF System Development

    Nov. 16, 2020
    Demystifying the relationship between RF system design and test can go a long way toward successful product development.
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    Defense Department Calls for 5G Experimentation

    Oct. 30, 2020
    The Department of Defense has announced $600 million in awards for experimentation and testing on 5G systems and technology at five military research sites.
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    Cost-Effective RF Analysis in the 5G mmWave Bands

    Oct. 20, 2020
    Become acquainted with one of the most economical and cost-effective methods to extend the performance of existing RF equipment to 5G frequencies, preserving significant earlier...
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    Contending in the 5G Race Requires the Right Test Equipment

    Sept. 25, 2020
    The potential reach of 5G into applications across all industries, let alone its speed, will demand test equipment that can handle mmWave frequencies and advanced RF and beamforming...
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    Test-Automation Suite Improves Economics of Wireless Testing

    July 28, 2020
    Suite delivers turnkey support for simultaneous testing of multiple products comprising pre-certified cellular modules.
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    Keysight Pitches In On 3GPP’s MIMO Over-The-Air Testing

    July 26, 2020
    Collaboration with CAICT results in first performance test case for benchmarking 5G MIMO devices in frequency range 1
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    Anritsu's 5G NR Mobile Test Platform Makes Grade In Protocol Conformance Test

    July 24, 2020
    Anritsu validations included tests for non-standalone (NSA) mode, standalone (SA) mode, and frequency bands covering time-division duplex (TDD) and frequency-division duplex (...
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    40-GHz Downconverter/Tuner Puts mmWave 5G Testing Within Reach

    July 15, 2020
    ThinkRF's D4000 is a compact, powerful, and cost-effective RF downconverter/tuner for the next-generation RF environment.
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    Signal Analyzer Offers 50-GHz Bandwidth, Covers 5G NR Compliance Requirements

    March 21, 2020
    With superior phase noise at higher frequencies, Keysight’s latest signal analyzer improves workflows for validation and manufacturing engineers of 5G radios.
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    Modular 1-Port VNAs Verify 5G Device Performance

    Jan. 31, 2020
    Modular USB VNAs bring cost and operational efficiencies in verifying 1-port 5G devices operating in sub-6-GHz and mmWave bands.
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    Delivering 5G Devices to Market Will Bank on OTA Testing

    Jan. 23, 2020
    As 5G begins to leverage high-frequency mmWave bands, engineers that used to work at RF frequencies will once again need to sharpen their skill sets and adopt new design and testing...
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    Where Does 5G Conformance Testing Stand in 2020?

    Dec. 20, 2019
    The 5G test cases presented here encompass RF characteristics, radio resource management (RRM), and protocol suites that work at the chipset, device, and base-station levels on...
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    Demand Grows for Innovations in mmWave Test

    Nov. 26, 2019
    Compared to 4G, test setups for 5G devices pose numerous challenges that include high-bandwidth signals, greater band coverage, and beamforming devices with no access to RF connectors...
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    The Critical Role OTA Testing Will Play in 5G

    March 1, 2019
    For 5G applications, over-the-air testing will play a significant role in place of traditional cabled measurements.
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    This Toolbox Holds Your 5G Gear

    Nov. 27, 2018
    With its standard-compliant functions and reference examples, this tool can help designers model, simulate, and verify 5G systems.
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    Smaller, Lighter Cables Aim at 5G Measurements

    June 14, 2018
    Gore came to the 2018 IEEE IMS with a booth full of product solutions for 5G testing at frequencies of 6 GHz and beyond, through mmWave frequencies.
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    New Test Chamber Opens Doors to 5G mmWave Devices

    May 16, 2018
    Already known for its antenna solutions, Ethertronics now offers a mmWave test solution to evaluate 5G antenna performance.
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    Solve 5G Test Challenges from End to End

    May 10, 2018
    Two companies have joined forces to create a solution that makes end-to-end, over-the-air 5G testing a reality.
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    An Obstacle Course Ahead for 5G Technology

    March 10, 2018
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    A 5G World Requires Suitable MIMO Testing

    Dec. 8, 2017
    This technical brief explains 5G MIMO networks as well as potential test solutions that can be utilized.
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    New Embedded Smart Modems Bring Cellular Communication to the IoT

    Oct. 26, 2017
    Three new cellular modems were recently unveiled that are intended to allow OEMs to equip their devices with cellular IoT connectivity.
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    New Technology Redefines Channel Emulation for 5G Millimeter-Wave Systems

    Oct. 20, 2017
    Researchers at NYU WIRELESS are creating a new channel emulation methodology for 5G systems.
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    5G’s Impact on the Test Arena

    July 7, 2017
    Philippe Garreau, chairman of the Microwave Vision Group (MVG), discusses why over-the-air testing will be needed for 5G.
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    Calibrating the Test Needs of 5G Networks

    June 21, 2017
    A new NIST facility is devoted to creating new measurement solutions for emerging 5G wireless communications networks.
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    Finding Ways to Test Massive MIMO 5G

    April 5, 2017
    Measuring the massive MIMO antenna arrays to be used with 5G cellular base stations poses many challenges for test facilities.
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    Watch webcast: A Flexible Testbed for 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis

    Feb. 13, 2017
    Today’s 5G research challenges include investigation of waveforms, frequencies and bandwidths. Learn how to address the challenges with the new flexible testbed for 5G waveform...
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    Inside Track with James Kimery, Director of Product Marketing, RF Communications and SDR, National Instruments

    Jan. 9, 2017
    MW&RF sat down with NI's James Kimery to discuss the progress of 5G and influential factors on the technology such as mm-wave, massive MIMO, and OFDM.
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    Implementing a Flexible Testbed for 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis

    Dec. 12, 2016
    Explore 5G cellular system waveforms, algorithms and techniques with Keysight’s 5G testbed hardware and software elements providing the flexibility needed to address the inherent...
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    The Power of 5G on Test Requirements

    Sept. 26, 2016
    With 5G on the way, test-equipment designers and suppliers are carrying a heavy load.
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    Test Equipment Measures 5G Trial Signals

    Sept. 20, 2016
    On Monday, Rohde & Schwarz said that its test equipment is capable of generating and analyzing 5G signals based on Verizon's trial specification.
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    High-Frequency Test Solutions for 5G, Military and Aerospace Applications on Display at EDI CON

    Sept. 19, 2016
    Anritsu Company will display test solutions and technologies that perform highly accurate measurements on high-frequency designs...
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    Verizon Keeps Word on 5G Testing

    March 4, 2016
    Verizon has reiterated its plans to have preliminary 5G networks in place as soon as 2017, and kept its promise to start testing 5G networks early this year.
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    Inside Track with Chris Ziomek, Head of Design Test Solutions, LitePoint

    Sept. 9, 2015
    Microwaves & RF's Chris DeMartino talks with Chris Ziomek, vice president and general manager of LitePoint Design Test Solutions (DTS), about the state of wireless test verification...
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    RF Primer: Spectrum Analyzers Scan RF Performance

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    When choosing a portable benchtop spectrum analyzer, the best value is in matching the performance and capabilities of an instrument to the waveforms under investigation.