Test UE Offering For 5G Lab And Field Trials To Build 5G NR Solutions

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Release 15 compliant 5G New Radio non-standalone system can help customers deliver 5G commercial wireless to market faster

NI, the provider of platform-based systems that help engineers and scientists solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a real-time 5G New Radio (NR) test UE offering.

Based on the rugged PXI Express platform, the NI Test UE offering helps customers test prototypes in the lab and in the field to evaluate them on service operators’ networks. In addition, customers can perform InterOperability Device Testing (IoDT), which is a critical part of the commercialization process to ensure that network equipment works with UE from any vendor and vice versa. The NI Test UE offering can also be used to perform benchmark testing to evaluate the full capabilities of commercial and precommercial micro-cell, small-cell and macro-cell 5G NR gNodeB equipment.

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Spirent has worked with NI to add 5G NR support to its existing portfolio of products.

The NI Test UE offering provides a flexible system for evaluating 5G technology. Customers can use the SDR front ends to select the sub-6 GHz frequency of their choice. The system scales up to one 100 MHz bandwidth component carrier. The 5G NR Release 15 software includes complete protocol stack software that can connect with a 5G gNodeB while providing real-time diagnostic information. Customers can log diagnostic information to a disk for post-test analysis and debugging and can view it on the software front panel for a real-time visualization of the link’s performance.

Key Features

  • Fully 3GPP Release 15 non-standalone (NSA) compliant system capable of emulating the full operation of end-user devices or user equipment (UE).
  • 4×2 MIMO to achieve a maximum throughput of 2.3 Gb/s
  • 2×2 MIMO LTE anchor for options 3x and 3a

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