Keysight Technologies to Help China Telecom Accelerate NB-IoT Device Test
Chipset, module and device makers can verify power consumption, RF performance and interoperability to China Telecom's NB-IoT test plan for design optimization
Keysight provides the industry’s first cellular-IoT power consumption compliance solution for optimizing NB-IoT battery performance designs
Keysight’s cellular-IoT test solution, enabled by E7515A UXM, is the only all-in-one platform to support China Telecom’s NB-IoT RF conformance test and power consumption verification system
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that its cellular-IoT test solution was selected by China Telecom to help accelerate its Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) chipset and module certification progress. Based on the E7515A UXM wireless test set, Keysight is the only all-in-one test platform vendor to support China Telecom’s NB-IoT RF conformance test and power consumption verification.
NB-IoT is a narrowband cellular radio technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) by 3GPP. NB-IoT, as one of the cellular-IoT standards, enables telecom operators to run IoT services on existing commercial networks to provide diverse IoT application scenarios. Many telecom operators, such as China Telecom, have announced its NB-IoT network launch plans in recent months.
NB-IoT adds additional commercialization challenges to telecom operators, such as ensuring interoperability, optimizing battery life, and achieving the highest performance under various channel scenarios.
Keysight and China Telecom are collaborating on NB-IoT test plans to ensure the highest quality NB-IoT end-user experiences. By simulating real-world conditions with Keysight’s cellular-IoT test solution, chipset, module and device makers and test labs will be able to verify critical performance, such as power consumption, RF performance and interoperability, when rolling out new NB-IoT applications.
“Keysight’s UXM is the industry’s first wireless test set to demonstrate RF measurements with NB-IoT and Cat M1 devices and to provide a solution that ensures compliance to the standards,” said Garrett Lees, senior director, Keysight’s Operator and Test Lab Business. “Working with key industry leaders and telecom operators, such as China Telecom, has allowed us to offer a complete solution that covers cellular IoT design, verification, interoperability and carrier acceptance test.”
More information about Keysight’s UXM wireless test set is available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM. High resolution images are available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM_images. Videos demonstrating the UXM’s versatile capabilities are available on YouTube. Contact Keysight at www.keysight.com/find/contactus for E7515A UXM pricing and delivery information.
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Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com.