Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Keysight and Qualcomm demo 10 Gbps 5G connection

25 August 2021 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Keysight Technologies recently demonstrated a 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) data connection using 5G new radio dual connectivity (NR-DC), an industry-first milestone achieved in close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

The demonstration included Keysight's network emulation platform and Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF system with Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave antenna module to aggregate 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum. The achievement builds on a long-term collaboration between the two companies to drive 5G commercialisation across the device ecosystem. NR-DC allows 5G NR devices to concurrently connect and aggregate multiple NR cells, leading to significantly increased data transfer speeds.

The demonstration used spectrum in both frequency range 1 (FR1) and FR2 (mmWave), which enables 5G user equipment (UE) to leverage wide bandwidths and high-order modulation, leading to data transfer speeds of more than 10 Gbps. Flexible spectrum utilisation, combined with higher data speed connections, allows mobile operators to dynamically deploy 5G services in wireless-congested areas where bandwidth resources need to be managed efficiently to support advanced applications.

Qualcomm also used Keysight's 5G Protocol R&D; Toolset, part of the company's suite of network emulation solutions, to establish the industry's first 5G NR data connection based on 3GPP Rel-16. This allows a connected device ecosystem to develop designs that lead to improved efficiencies in transportation, logistics and manufacturing, as well as providing better cell coverage and connection speeds for consumers.


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