Companies collaborate to speed development of O-RAN solutions

30-06-2021 |
Analog devices
Testing and measurement

Analog Devices and Keysight Technologies are collaborating to accelerate network interoperability and compliance testing for Open RAN (O-RU) radio elements.

They are collaborating to produce a robust test bench to test the interoperability of a new O-RU that includes ADI low-PHY baseband, software-defined transceiver, power and clock integrated with Intel FPGA. Applying Keysight’s capabilities to Open RAN emulation, signal generation, and signal analysis to a wide range of applications improves the testing process, reducing testing complexity and time.

“We are pleased to align our resources with ADI, a leader in O-RU technology solutions, to help service providers realize the full potential of O-RAN specifications,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Commercial. Communications Group. “Keysight and ADI offer technology and test solutions that create an effective bridge between the radio and the core network, leading to accelerated interoperability development and testing.”

“As a result of combining our technologies, tools and design resources, ADI and Keysight are able to provide the O-RAN ecosystem with a robust platform for rapidly developing reliable O-RUs,” said Joe Barry, vice president of wireless communications at Analog Devices. . “Working together, we offer our customers the fastest way to develop cost-effective, energy-efficient and interoperable O-RAN O-RAN.”

The Open RAN infrastructure, based on open interfaces O-RAN ALLIANCE, allows mobile operators to create a stable network environment with different providers, designed to streamline the provision of advanced 5G services for businesses in finance, manufacturing, transportation, logistics and healthcare. Checking the performance of O-RU and testing interoperability between network elements from the edge of the RAN to the 5G core (5GC) allows mobile operators to effectively deploy O-RAN in 5G networks with different providers.