Keysight, MediaTek validate first mmWave 5G modem

March 25, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Keysight, MediaTek validate first mmWave 5G modem
Holistic approach to testing allows MediaTek to streamline its 5G modem performance verification process across the workflow.

Keysight Technologies has announced that MediaTek has used its integrated 5G test systems to validate the latest Mediatek M80 5G modem, which combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies into a single chip to support ultra-fast data speeds.

Many 5G new radio (NR) deployments in urban environments will leverage greater bandwidth at higher frequencies to effectively address broadband connectivity and connection density requirements. MediaTek used Keysight's 5G network emulation products to validate signaling, non-signaling and RF performance, as well as verify compliance to 3GPP standards, and requirements set by global mobile operators.

"Keysight's integrated 5G mmWave test portfolio validates signaling and non-signaling performance across the workflow accelerating market introduction of 5G devices based on MediaTek's new 5G modem," said Mark Wallace, senior vice president of Keysight global sales.

MediaTek selected Keysight's 5G test systems along with its EDA software for simulating integrated circuit designs, and compact antenna test range (CATR) chamber for over-the-air (OTA) testing in the FR2 spectrum. Keysight's 5G network emulation systems leverage its UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform, used by major chipset and device makers from early 5G protocol R&D testing, functional, performance and conformance validation to carrier acceptance.

"Working with Keysight has enabled MediaTek to develop cutting-edge technology designed for a diverse range of products," said JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnership at MediaTek. "MediaTek's M80 modem supports 3GPP release 16 (Rel-16), NR-NR dual connectivity (NR-DC), and power saving enhancements, delivering high data throughput and low power consumption."

Keysight's 5G test systems use common hardware and software platforms to eliminate siloed data sets and share design insights gained across each stage of the product development lifecycle. This holistic approach to testing allows MediaTek to streamline its 5G modem performance verification process across the workflow.

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