Semiconductor firm MediaTek has used Keysight’s 5G Network Emulation Solutions to establish connectivity to its 5G chips using the 3GPP 5G Release 17 (Rel-17) and the 5G reduced capability (RedCap) specifications.
Through its collaboration with Keysight, MediaTek successfully established a 5G Rel-17 data call on its Dimensity 5G chipsets.
This will allow MediaTek to accelerate the deployment of new Rel-17 5G features including reduced power use, and enhanced MIMO capability.
Keysight’s network emulation platform also enabled MediaTek to validate RedCap connectivity on its 5G chips. The 5G RedCap specification introduces support for wireless devices with reduced 5G capabilities.
These devices are less complex, lower cost, and consume less power, allowing them to address new use cases such as industrial sensors and wearables.
Keysight’s 5G wireless network emulators and device test solutions enable the entire mobile device ecosystem to accelerate the market introduction of new wireless devices by streamlining the workflow from early prototyping, development, and design verification to conformance, carrier acceptance, and high-volume manufacturing.
These tools continue to rapidly evolve to keep pace with 5G market leaders offering unmatched breadth and depth of coverage.
Peng Cao, VP and general manager of Keysight’s Wireless Test group, said RedCap is the latest 5G NR standard to unleash new use cases to the wider IoT market and wearable devices beyond the traditional smartphone use cases.
Ho-Chi Hwang, general manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnerships at MediaTek, said they have been working with the Keysight 5G test platform for the latest Rel-15/16/17 standard to extend the technological advantage of our wide-ranging 5G products.
“The Keysight platform supports MediaTek’s ability to develop industry-leading 5G modem platforms, which in turn enable a growing ecosystem of 5G device innovators,” said Hwang.