Xiaomi dials up Keysight for early move with 5G devices

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Xiaomi has chosen Keysight Technologies’ 5G device test solutions to accelerate 5G Release 16 (Rel-16) device validation in support of the latest 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) features and specifications.  

One of the world’s largest smartphone vendors in terms of shipments, Xiaomi went for Keysight’s solutions to capture early revenue associated with 3GPP Rel-16 opportunities. 

Keysight’s close collaborations with the industry’s top 5G modem platform vendors enable Xiaomi to speed commercial introductions of smartphones equipped with advanced 5G technology as per the 3GPP Rel-16 standard.

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Cao Peng, VP and general manager for Keysight’s Wireless Test group said their company has remained supportive of Xiaomi’s goal to invest in innovative technology that enables people to enjoy better lives.

Keysight leverages the company’s network emulation platforms and toolsets to offer a unique set of software-centric 5G device test solutions that use rich processing power and abundant radio frequency (RF) resources across multiple radio access network (RAN) technologies to support RF characterisation and protocol compliance validation. 

Xiaomi uses Keysight’s common software platforms offering automation capabilities, emulate a wide range of real-world network scenarios and radio channel conditions.

“Xiaomi selected Keysight for their expertise in developing design, test, validation and optimisation solutions,” said Chun-Li Xu, general manager of Xiaomi’s Mobile Phone Hardware Engineering Department. 

“To achieve our goal of exceeding users’ expectations for a quality experience, we need to cooperate with 5G partners such as Keysight to innovate and advance technology,” said Xu.

Also, Xiaomi used Keysight’s S8811A 5G Device Performance Test Solution, with advanced channel emulation capabilities, to create a real-world lab-based test environment. 

Keysight’s electronic measurement tools with high signal integrity enable Xiaomi to design a wide range of mid-and high-end smartphones that millions of people across multiple markets use to access high data speed applications to connect in their daily lives.

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