Keysight gets GCF approval for 5G NR NSA mobile device certification
Keysight Technologies announced that the company has gained Global Certification Forum, GCF, approval for 5G New Radio, NR, Non-Standalone, NSA, test cases, enabling the mobile ecosystem to accelerate protocol and radio frequency, RF, device certification. Keysight's 5G Conformance Toolset, which supports both Protocol and RF/RRM, achieved GCF approval on January 16, 2019 at the recent Conformance and Interoperability Agreement Group meeting. The toolset, part of Keysight's 5G network emulation solution portfolio, has obtained approval for both GCF and PTCRB device certification and supports the industry's widest range of GCF RF and protocol 5G NR NSA test cases and frequency band combinations. Protocol and RF conformance tests are a key enabler for chipset, device manufacturers and test labs to validate the performance of new 5G designs. "Keysight is committed to continuing our close collaborations with key industry stakeholders and dominant contributions to the 3GPP standard for 5G NR device validation. This has driven our industry-leading positions with both GCF and PTCRB test validations," said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group. "Keysight's 5G solutions for full radio frequency and protocol conformance testing enable the mobile ecosystem to confidently evolve with the latest 5G NR standards, as defined by 3GPP and adopted in the GCF and PTCRB certification schemes."