Keysight, Qualcomm to Enable Certification of C-V2X Test Plan

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., have enabled the Global Certification Forum (GCF) to activate certification of a cellular vehicle-to-everything communications (C-V2X) test plan, the companies said.

The test plan was achieved using Keysight´s RF/RRM DVT & Conformance Toolset and the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X Platform, a standalone C-V2X modem chipset with global navigation satellite system (GNSS). Test cases focused on radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) performance verification of devices used for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) deployment scenarios. These test cases were validated at the GCF-hosted conformance agreement group (CAG) #63 meeting in July 2020 and enabled the GCF to initiate radio certification of a C-V2X test plan based on 3GPP Release 14.

C-V2X radio certification is significant to an automotive industry in pursuit of commercializing products and services for connected cars and autonomous vehicles. This technology improves safety for drivers and passengers in moving vehicles, as well as pedestrians in transit. Keysight´s conformance test platforms enable hardware and software providers to validate compliance of C-V2X devices to the standards set by 3GPP.

Keysight´s conformance test solutions cover protocol, RF and RRM tests and offer C-V2X end-to-end signaling test capabilities that include GNSS signal emulation for validating User-to-UTRAN (Uu) and PC5 links. Keysight´s automotive test solutions, covering power, sensors, communications, navigation, in-vehicle electronic networking and cybersecurity, support accelerated design, development, manufacturing and deployment for connected cars and autonomous vehicles.

Keysight Technologies solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at https://www.keysight.com/go/news.