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Orolia joins with Keysight on advanced 5G GNSS testing

Integrated solutions meet GNSS test requirements set by 3GPP and major US carriers

Orolia and Keysight Technologies Inc. have joined forces to improve 5G services by meeting the GNSS test requirements set by 3GPP and major US carriers.

Working with Orolia allows Keysight to expand its portfolio of 5G device testing solutions with advanced GNSS simulation capabilities. As a result, existing users of Keysight’s 5G testing solutions can easily turn to GNSS-related 3GPP. compliance with the protocol and acceptance of the carrier test requirements by upgrading the software in Keysight’s E7515B UXM 5G wireless test platform and combining it with Orolia’s GSG-8 simulator.

Skydel GSG-8 (Photo: Orolia)

The efforts of Keysight and Orolia will allow chipset and device manufacturers to test the functionality to accurately position mobile phone users in a geographical area.

“Working with Orolia has enabled Keysight to deliver GNSS-based LBS-based test solutions for 5G compliance and operator acceptance validation,” said Mutu Kumaran, general manager of Keysight device validation solutions. “Keysight’s LBS solutions also support assisted GNSS testing functionality, enabling users to fully address the new 5G radio compliance requirements set by both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the PTCRB.

Accurate positioning is important in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, road and air transport, entertainment and national security.

Future applications, such as drones and autonomous vehicles, will depend on high-precision positioning services for reliable navigation and safe transport of people and goods. Mobile operators use GNSS and non-GNSS technologies, such as beamforming, angle positioning, and return time, to deliver personalized services and support emergency calls.

Keysight UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform.  (Photo: Keysight Technologies)

Keysight UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform. (Photo: Keysight Technologies)

The GSG-8 simulator, powered by Skydel Simulation Engine, offers high performance, flexibility and an easy-to-use software-defined platform to provide superior jamming and tampering capabilities that can help ensure accurate, continuous operations for critical applications during interference or signal loss. Automated and scalable, the simulator supports GPS, Galileo GLONASS and BeiDou, with upgrade paths for future constellations.

Keysight offers built-in positioning capabilities in the UXM 5G wireless test platform for non-GNSS positioning test requirements.

“We are pleased to work with Keysight to develop solutions that enhance PNT testing for 5G communications networks and devices,” said Lisa Purdue, Director of Orolia’s Simulation Product Line. “Our GSG-8 simulator, powered by Orolia’s Skydel Simulation Engine, offers ultra-high performance and unmatched flexibility. The easy-to-use software-defined platform also provides superior jamming and tampering capabilities that can help ensure accurate, continuous operations for critical applications during interference or signal loss.

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