Keysight Technologies’ UXM Wireless Test Set Selected by Beijing Hwa-Tech for 4G MIMO OTA Test Solution
New Integrated Solution Supports Wireless Communications Industry’s Rapidly Evolving Needs
SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 30, 2015 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that Beijing Hwa-Tech Information System Co., Ltd. (Hwa-tech) has selected the Keysight E7515A UXM wireless test set for integration with its Z6000A MIMO OTA test system. Engineers will use the integrated system for LTE MIMO OTA testing.
Keysight’s UXM is a highly-integrated signaling test set created for performing functional and RF design validation of 4G technologies and beyond. The UXM uses two built-in independent cells to support LTE, LTE-A and W‑CDMA measurements and delivers up to 4×2 DL MIMO and Carrier Aggregation (CA) in a single box. Hwa-tech, a Keysight solution partner, developed the Z6000A MIMO OTA test system using a standard 16-channel RF emulator to simulate required PAS (power angle spectrum), in line with standard “3GPP TR 37.977 V02.0”, “MOSG150212R10-CTIA MIMO/Transmit Diversity OTA Test Plan Version 1.0”, as well as China standard “Terminal Antenna MIMO OTA Performance Requirements and Methods of Measurement”.
Hwa-tech has also introduced the Z6010A optimized MIMO OTA performance measurement system that uses optimization algorithms and an 8-channel RF simulator to reconstruct approximate measurement accuracy as an economical alternative to the Z6000A.
“Our customers are concerned about system performance, total cost of ownership and system scalability,” said Zhihua Zhang, general manager of Hwa-tech. “The Keysight E7515A UXM wireless test set ensures the overall test accuracy of the system, simplifies the system architecture with its powerful MIMO and carrier aggregation capability, and helps reduce the cost of test.”
“MIMO OTA performance is becoming increasingly important to major network operators, and consequently, more and more customers need to equip its facilities to test this technology,” said Garrett Lees, marketing manager, Keysight’s Mobile Broadband Division, “We are confident that Hwa-tech’s solution, which incorporates the Keysight UXM, will meet the rapidly developing needs of the wireless communications industry.”
Additional information about Keysight’s UXM wireless test set is available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM. High resolution images are available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM_images. Videos demonstrating the UXM’s versatile capabilities are available on YouTube. Contact Keysight at www.keysight.com/find/contactus for E7515A UXM pricing and delivery information.
About Keysight in Wireless
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 the most advanced electronic measurement solutions consisting of powerful 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 all over the world, Keysight expertise is there to solve customer problems. Additional information is available at www.keysight.com/find/EXM, www.keysight.com/find/WLAN. A knowledge library of application notes, CDs and more is available at www.keysight.com/find/wlan-insight.
Beijing Hwa-Tech Information System Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in test and measurement solutions of wireless communication and RF microwave and is the leading EMC, RFID and MIMO OTA solution provider. As an explorer of China domestic MIMO OTA technology, Hwa-tech started developing MIMO OTA testing solutions in 2011. In September 2012, Hwa-tech participated in the first phase of the terminal CTIA comparison test and completed the second and third stages in May and December in 2013, including complete test results and reports. As a full member of the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), Hwa-tech continues to participate in the work of the national standards and method of testing aspect. Additional information about Hwa-tech is available at www.hwa-tech.com.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.