- NXP, a provider of solutions needed to deploy communications infrastructure and IoT applications, has chosen Keysight’s 5G test solutions to verify the equipment (CPE) used to provide FWA services.
Fixed wireless access (FWA) is defined as a connection that provides broadband access via a mobile network-enabled customer premises equipment (CPE). FWA addresses a growing global demand for high-speed Internet connectivity with reduced latency and power consumption within residential and commercial buildings. FWA enables these requirements to be met without the need to deploy wired fiber or copper connections.
NXP offers a 5G reference system combining its hardware components and those from third-party manufacturers, integrated with software stacks to ensure deployment in accordance with 3GPP standards. “Our portfolio of processors, programmable wireless platforms, radio frequency power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and smart antenna technologies must be rigorously tested before being released to the market. This collaboration ensures that devices, where these components are used, perform as expected and meet industry standards,” said Tareq Bustami, senior vice president of the Network Edge business at NXP, which uses a variety of Keysight’s 5G test tools as part of the development of its chipsets for the FWA market.
- Protocol R&D Toolset to verify the software stack in CPE chipsets
- Protocol Conformance toolset to verify compliance to 3GPP 5G specifications
- Radio Frequency (RF) Automation Toolset to verify the transmitter and receiver performance
- Protocol Carrier Acceptance Toolset to pre-validate test cases defined by US carriers
These solutions are based on Keysight’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, an integrated network emulator supporting multiple 3GPP-defined radio access technologies (RATs) and frequency bands. The signaling test platform can be combined with manufacturer’s OTA test chambers to perform tests in the millimeter-wave frequency range (FR2 band for 5G communications).