Keysight Works with Qualcomm Technologies to Accelerate Small Cell Deployment Supported by 5G vRAN Architecture

March 2, 2020 Perry Cohen

Keysight announced that Qualcomm Technologies is working with the company to accelerate small cell deployment supported by 5G virtualized radio access network (vRAN) architecture.

Keysight's 5G Multi-Band Vector Transceiver and Qualcomm Technologies' 5G RAN solutions speed development of radio units (RU) critical to addressing a wide range of 5G use cases. The transceiver is a PXI-based compact solution that enables automated testing of the transmitter and receiver characteristics of a 5G new radio (NR) base station, according to the 3GPP specifications. The solution accelerates verification of small cell RUs using the 5G NR capability of Qualcomm FSM100xx to support a smooth transition from product design to manufacturing test.

The company’s 5G solution portfolio enables network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and mobile operators to address a wide range of test, validation and optimization requirements related to the deployment of disaggregated networks using vRAN architecture and Open RAN standard interfaces. The integrated solution portfolio creates unique end-to-end performance visibility from the edge of the radio access network (RAN) to the 5G core (5GC).  

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