Keysight Technologies announced Monday their plan to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoT capabilities is expected to help connect billions of devices with applications—such as smart homes, connected cars, healthcare and smart cities; as well as industrial applications, including energy systems, agriculture and transportation.
Keysight offers designers the ability to optimize IoT designs for critical performance attributes such as power consumption, RF performance and interoperability, by simulating the real world in the lab using the Keysight UXM.
From WLAN to LTE-Advanced to the new 5G technologies, Keysight is focused on tackling the toughest design and test problems in the industry with the broadest range of solutions. With an advanced electronic measurement solutions consisting of software tied to both benchtop and modular hardware, engineers are able to get greater insight into design and test from simulation to R&D, from validation to manufacturing, from conformance to deployment.
With experienced engineers in significant roles in cellular and WLAN standards groups and hundreds of application engineers globally, Keysight expertise is there to solve customer problems.
The UXM is a wireless test set to demonstrate connectivity with an NB-IoT device that complies to the NB-IoT standards. NB-IoT is a standards-based low-power wide-area technology developed to enable a range of new IoT devices and services.
Device manufacturers are now able to verify that their Cat M1 capable products comply with a North American carrier’s Cat M1 focused Test Plan by using the Keysight Anite SAS Interoperability Test Solution (SAS).
The Anite SAS Interoperability Testing delivers access advanced platform for network simulation, currently used by Tier 1 carriers in their device acceptance programs; accelerate the introduction of new mobile devices with cost-effective, controllable, repeatable and automated lab-based testing; evaluate devices in the integration, interoperability testing and carrier acceptance testing phases; conduct rigorous device testing to achieve superior experience in terms of functionality and quality of voice and data transfer; and test data performance under fading conditions using the internal fading capability to enable comprehensive performance testing.
The carrier validated the Test Plan following successful execution of test cases using the leading carrier acceptance solution SAS, as well as a device equipped with Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 LTE IoT modem. Cat M1 is an IoT-centric variety of LTE that uses 1.4 MHz of spectrum to deliver 300 kbps to 400 kbps.
“Keysight’s ability to support Cat M1 and NB-IoT technology using Qualcomm Technologies’ LTE IoT modems has resulted in IoT industry leading design and test solutions,” said Giampaolo Tardiolo, senior director for Chipset Mobile Test at Keysight Technologies. “These solutions help customers bring reliable IoT enabled devices to market more quickly.”