Vivo will use the testing equipment to “accelerate verification of designs that support 5G new radio (NR) 3GPP Release 16 (Rel-16) features,” according to Keysight.
Keysight has worked with leading chipset makers to make early 3GPP Rel-16 design, test and conformance validation capabilities available via the company’s 5G network emulation solutions.
vivo, one of the world’s top five smartphone vendors, uses these solutions to verify that new 5G designs comply to the latest specifications defined by 3GPP, the global standards organization.
3GPP brought out the 5G NR Rel-16 specification last July to improve efficiencies in transportation, logistics and manufacturing, in addition to providing improved cell coverage and connection speeds for consumers.
According to Keysight, it has established “collaborations with top 5G modem makers and made significant contributions to the development of 3GPP standards.”
The company said its 5G platforms provide users with end-to-end repeatable performance test capabilities in a laboratory environment.
"Keysight is pleased to support vivo with 5G device test capabilities on common hardware and software platforms, enabling the leading smartphone brand to flexibly verify functionality and performance of its diverse product lineup," said Cao Peng, vice-president and general manager for Keysight's Wireless Test group.
"Vivo’s collaboration with Keysight, initiated in 2018, has expanded to support our ambitious 5G market goals," said Mingliang Xu, general manager of hardware and performance testing at vivo. "Keysight’s 5G platforms, with access to early 5G Rel-16 test capabilities, enable us to quickly develop designs that support optimized power consumption, increased data speeds, as well as improved mobility and connection reliability."