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5G Network Emulator Basics | 5G Network Emulator Keysight

This application note covers 5G Network Emulator basics. It mentions 5G Network Emulator from Keysight Technologies Inc. 5G Network Emulator is used to emulate 5G network functionality.

About 5G Network Emulator:
The test bed consisting of both hardware and software used to emulate network side functionalities of 5G standard is known as 5G network emulator.

They are used by 5G device manufacturers to prototype and develop 5GTF chipsets/devices. The 5G network emulator combine functionalities of both 5G protocol tool and 5G RF DVT tool.


5G network emulator

The figure-1 depicts typical setup used for 5G UE testing. It uses 5G RF DVT tool set with TAP ((Test Automation Platform). TAP software can be used to create test cases as per RF and RRM specifications.


5G RF DVT Toolset

The figure-2 above depicts typical screen used to configure various 5G test cases. The figure is courtesy of Keysight Technologies, Inc.

5G Network Emulator from Keysight Technologies Inc.

Keysight solutions along with IXIA deliver testbed to test 5G NR and new 3GPP NR standard based devices.

Following are the specifications or features of 5G Network Emulator from Keysight.
➨The toolset is based on UXM 5G which can be used for testing various phases of 5G devices such as design verification, pre-conformance test etc.
➨The test tool include test steps, test methods, test cases which helps in creating test vectors as per 5G test specifications for RF/RRM layers.
➨Supports testing in various frequency bands sub-6GHz and mmWave (i.e. 28 GHz) bands.

5G TECHNOLOGY RELATED LINKS

This 5G tutorial also covers following sub topics on the 5G technology:
Difference between 4G and 5G
5G testing and test equipments
5G network architecture
5G tutorial
5G millimeter wave
5G channel sounding

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