Keysight, NXP collaborate on 5G Fixed Wireless Access

October 06, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Keysight, NXP collaborate on 5G Fixed Wireless Access
Enables technology providers to verify consumer premises equipment (CPE) used to deliver FWA services for last-mile high-speed internet connectivity with reduced latency and power consumption.

Keysight Technologies is collaborating with NXP® Semiconductors to advance the development of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). The multi-generation collaboration includes 5G market deployment of non-standalone (NSA) mode for the initial phase, as well as stand-alone (SA) for the future.

NXP selected Keysight's 5G device test systems to verify consumer premises equipment (CPE) used to deliver FWA services. FWA addresses a growing global demand for high-speed internet connectivity with reduced latency and power consumption inside residential commercial properties.

"FWA is an ideal solution for providing mobile broadband speeds in households and businesses without the need for deploying wired fiber or copper connections to individual properties," said Cao Peng, vice president and general manager for Keysight's Wireless Test group. “Keysight enables NXP to verify the performance of a communication infrastructure used to deliver FWA services.”

NXP offers a 5G reference system comprised of a combination of NXP and third-party hardware components, integrated with complete software stacks for 3GPP compliant deployment. The company is using Keysight's 5G test systems to advance chipset development for the FWA market. These include the following:

  • Protocol R&D Toolset to verify the software stack in CPE chipsets,
  • Protocol Conformance toolset to verify compliance to 3GPP 5G specifications,
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Automation Toolset to verify the transmitter and receiver performance,
  • Protocol Carrier Acceptance Toolset to pre-validate test cases defined by US carriers.

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