Keysight Technologies and collaborator Qualcomm Technologies achieved 2Gbps LTE download data speeds using Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset and Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile test device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset uses a radio frequency (RF) and protocol workflow approach that enables chipset and device manufacturers to efficiently develop and test the latest 4G and evolving 5G standards in a single solution.
Classified by 3GPP in the latest specifications as UE Category 20, the data rates were achieved through the aggregation of 20 separate streams of LTE data, and incorporated the latest advanced 4x4 MIMO and modulation encoding techniques. Gigabit LTE networks are an important building block towards 5G deployments, enabling mobile operators to address growing data requirements and eventually offer enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services. More information about the 5G protocol R&D toolset is available from Keysight in 5G. Additional details about Keysight's 5G design, test and measurement solutions are also available.