Software package addresses 5G system calibration, signal creation & analysis

July 12, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Keysight Technologies has described what it terms as the first all-in-one software for R&D engineers designing andevaluating 5G candidate waveforms; it supports the building of test systems with wideband channels at the transmitter, receiver, or both.

The package facilitates complex calibration of RF to millimeter-wave measurement systems and creates task-based test setup guidance—from signal creation to measurement: it generates and analyzes 5G candidate waveforms to ensure accurate and repeatable measurements.

 

Keysight’s Signal Optimizer software aids with calibration and the critical design tasks related to 5G signal creation and analysis, thereby allowing, the company says, R&D engineers to focus more time on being first-to-market with their own designs.

 

Calibration is essential to making accurate measurements of 5G signals; however, calibrating wideband channels at RF, microwave and millimeter wave frequencies is a challenging task. Signal Optimizer software overcomes this challenge by simplifying fully-guided system calibrations. The software also features task-based instructions that simplify complex system optimization and measurements, and allow engineers to more confidently validate their 5G designs.

 

“R&D engineers at major wireless infrastructure and device vendors are designing and evaluating 5G candidate technologies using a complex range of different tools,” said Mark Pierpont, vice president of Keysight’s Internet Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Our Signal Optimizer software solves this problem by bringing together 5G measurement science and flexible wideband system calibrations in a single software solution. The result is a powerful 5G-focused solution for accelerating deployment of the fifth generation of mobile wireless services.”

Signal Optimizer software can generate and analyze a host of 5G candidate technologies, such as FBMC and F-OFDM. Enhanced LTE for 5G is also being developed along with new multiple access on existing LTE signals. Future additions are simply licensed and added to the Signal Optimizer software on an as needed basis.

 

Keysight; www.keysight.com/find/signaloptimizer