Xiaomi, Keysight validate 5G tech for smartphones, IoT devices

Xiaomi has selected Keysight Technologies’ automated field-to-lab device test platform solutions, which leverage artificial intelligence (AI) software and channel emulation capabilities to validate 5G technology underpinning smartphones and internet of things (IoT) devices. 

The consumer electronics company chose Keysight’s test tools to validate the performance of 5G devices under a wide range of network signaling and radio channel conditions. 

Keysight has successfully integrated lab- and field-based test capabilities to deliver advanced 5G test solutions. Xiaomi leverages next-generation communications technologies to create devices that support high-speed and low-latency wireless connectivity.

Cao Peng, VP and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group, said that in 2018, Keysight and Xiaomi initiated a collaboration on 5G technology to accelerate development of 5G mobile devices.

“Strengthening our collaboration with Keysight has enabled us to pursue an innovative, convenient, friendly and interconnected world,” said Wei-Yan Ge, General Manager at Xiaomi Test Department. 

Keysight integrated several hardware and software components to establish an automated virtual drive testing environment for Xiaomi to perform end-user QoE and 5G device validation. 

These include the S8811A 5G Device Performance Test Solution, Nemo Outdoor 5G NR Drive Test Solution, Nemo 5G Device Analytics, and Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Platform.