UWB PHY Conformance Test Platform Supports FiRa 2.0

April 8, 2024
Keysight Technologies developed a test tool validated for the FiRa 2.0 Certification release, covering ultra-wideband physical-layer conformance testing.

Keysight Technologies unveiled a test tool validated for the FiRa 2.0 Certification release that covers physical-layer (PHY) conformance testing for performance and interoperability test requirements targeting ultra-wideband (UWB) device conformance. FiRa 2.0 Certification establishes additional testing for UWB devices involving compatibility and functionality across diverse applications.

Support for FiRa 2.0 test cases comes in the company's UWB Test Solution, a validated test tool for the new specifications. The complete toolset covers the design lifecycle from R&D to certification to manufacturing.

The UWB Test Solution performs RF validation to ensure that the device under test (DUT) meets performance requirements, providing angle-of-arrival (AoA) measurements to verify that the DUT measures signal angle correctly to ensure precise positioning. It also provides time-of-flight (ToF) measurements to establish that the DUT reports signal flight time as expected for accurate distance calculation.

According to Dr. Michael Stark, FiRa’s Compliance and Certification Working Group Co-Chair, “The success of UWB lies in delivering seamless user experiences and device interoperability. We’re pleased to have Keysight’s UWB Test Solution, a FiRa Validated Test Tool, as part of the 2.0 Certification Program.”

Peng Cao, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight's Wireless Test Group added, “With the speed of ultra-wideband innovation and adoption accelerating, device makers are looking for proven and validated test solutions that keep pace with the latest FiRa specifications and interoperability standards. Keysight is proud that the UWB Test Solution has been validated into the FiRa 2.0 Certification Program to provide device makers worldwide with the conformance testing tools they need to bring their products to market quickly.”

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