Keysight Technologies has announced that DEKRA, a global test organization, has selected 5G and internet of things (IoT) test systems from Keysight to expand 5G new radio (NR), Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 device regulatory compliance services.
RF regulatory testing, mandated by country-specific organizations, ensure that cellular devices do not exceed certain RF power levels, maintaining end-user safety. These organizations also set standards for transmission levels of non-cellular unlicensed wireless equipment such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios. DEKRA decided to expand its use of Keysight's test systems to address rapidly growing global 5G and IoT regulatory compliance markets.
"Keysight's 5G RF device regulatory compliance test systems enable DEKRA to deliver commercially successful 5G devices in nearly twenty different form factors, including wireless devices for the automotive sector," said Muthu Kumaran, senior director of Keysight's wireless test business.
DEKRA selected the RF/RRM DVT and Conformance Toolset, RF Automation Toolset and Wireless IoT Regulatory Test Solution from Keysight to address requirements mandated by regulatory bodies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S., ETSI for Radio Equipment Directive (RED) CE marking in Europe and the Telecom Engineering Center (TELEC) in Japan. The majority of DEKRA's compliance testing focuses on sub-7-GHz (frequency range 1) spectrum, supported by nearly ninety percent of commercial 5G devices.