Keysight Technologies validates 5G NR active array antenna designs

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has announced a collaboration with Ball Aerospace and Anokiwave to validate the first commercial 5G NR active array antenna product designs in the 26 GHz band, the company said.

The Keysight 5G NR-ready measurement testbed offers the precision that base station and component designers require to extensively explore the performance edges of a new class of active antenna systems in the “European Pioneer Band.”

The use of phased arrays at mmWave frequencies requires over-the-air (OTA) testing as well as spatial beam measurements. Keysight metrology-grade test equipment offers the sensitivity that base station designers need to overcome these challenges and to go beyond simple RF parametric performance. New spatial measurement requirements include sidelobe levels, dynamic beam characteristics, and spatial variations of EVM and ACPR.

As the first mmWave testbed with 5G-ready source and analyzer inside a PXI chassis, the Keysight solution is scalable across the product lifecycle, from research and development through manufacturing, using modular hardware and software. The 5G NR-ready testbed enables multi-format testing in a single chassis for space-efficient and flexible design validation, even at mmWave.

The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight´s 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight´s 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight´s 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.