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Keysight (KEYS) Solution Validates MediaTek 5G Modem Technology

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (KEYS - Free Report) announced that it has successfully conducted 5G New Radio (NR) and 5G Red Cap (reduced capability) interoperability development testing (IODT) for MediaTek 5G modem technologies. Advanced 5G specifications were utilized under specific test conditions to verify the 5G communication link between base stations and devices. Keysight’s industry-leading 5G Network Emulation portfolio was leveraged during the process. This encompasses a wide array of 5G protocol testing solutions that support the entire device development cycle, from early chipset development and device integration to matching regulatory standards.

MediaTek 5G modem solution was evaluated for various capabilities, including bandwidth part definition, radio resource management, network control device synchronization, sounding reference signal and more. MediaTek is aiming to develop cutting-edge 5G modem platforms to accelerate the advancement of 5G NR and RedCap technology. This successful verification will enable manufacturers to conduct interoperability tests seamlessly prior to the commercial launch of their products.

RedCap is a lighter variant of the 5G standard. Devices powered by 5G RedCap offer greater affordability and energy efficiency compared to traditional 5G devices. The technology is designed for applications that have a certain throughput requirement, but ultra-low latency is not a necessary condition. The reduced capability 5G has a variety of use cases, such as wearables, industrial wireless sensors and video surveillance cameras. The IODT testing conducted by Keysight in collaboration with MediaTek is a vital step in enhancing the development of these applications.

Keysight 5G wireless test platform is optimized for protocol, radio frequency and functional testing. It enables 5G device innovators to swiftly obtain required certifications, including the 3GPP Release 17 standard, expediting their time to market.

The company is gaining traction with strong industry-wide growth. It is witnessing solid adoption of its electronic design and test solutions. Electronic devices form the fulcrum of IoT services, wireless devices, data centers and 5G technologies. The rapid adoption of these devices is increasing demand for electronics testing equipment.

Keysight boasts a robust 5G portfolio. Its 5G product design validation solutions, ranging from Layer 1 to 7, enable telecom and semiconductor companies to accelerate their 5G initiatives. Apart from strength in the 5G domain, the company is expected to benefit from the growing proliferation of electronic content in vehicles, momentum in space and satellite applications and rising adoption of driver-assistance systems globally.

Shares of the company have declined 22.4% over the past year compared with the industry’s fall of 16.6%.

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Keysight currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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