Keysight Enables Qualcomm to Demonstrate Industry’s First 5G Laptop with Integrated Modem at Computex

June 24, 2019 | 09:00
Keysight Enables Qualcomm to Demonstrate Industry’s First 5G Laptop with Integrated Modem at Computex
Keysight Enables Qualcomm to Demonstrate Industry’s First 5G Laptop with Integrated Modem at Computex
Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions used to showcase Qualcomm’s 8cx system-on-a-chip and X55 modem platform for Windows 10

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company’s 5G network emulation solutions were used by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to successfully demonstrate the industry’s first 5G laptop with integrated modem at Computex, a leading global ICT and IoT show in Taipei, Taiwan last month.

The demonstration showcased always connected workflows, all-day battery life and Windows 10 support using Qualcomm’s latest platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 8cx system-on-a-chip (SoC) and X55 5G modem, as well as Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions. This demonstration displayed high-speed, low-latency connectivity made possible by 5G new radio (NR), offering transformative PC user experiences for both consumers and the enterprise with downstream speeds of up to 7Gbps.

“We are pleased to again support Qualcomm, and their connected ecosystem of wireless device makers, to deliver 5G applications for consumers and vertical industries,” stated Lucas Hansen, senior director of Keysight's wireless test group. “Keysight’s 5G solutions are rapidly becoming the industry standard across the mobile ecosystem, enabling mobile and device manufacturers to validate multi-mode designs and offer these exciting new products to consumers.”
Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions – based on Keysight's UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform –  enable device makers to validate 5G NR multi-mode designs across protocol, radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management (RRM) in both non-standalone (NSA) and stand-alone (SA) modes. Keysight’s end-to-end 5G solutions provide the flexibility needed to rapidly validate multi-mode designs in nearly any form factor, accelerating their ability to address global requirements in sub-6GHz (FR1) and mmWave (FR2) spectrum.

Earlier this year, the two companies announced they had established the mobile industry’s first announced 5G NR data call in the Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) mode, as well as demonstrated an industrial internet of things (IIoT) application at CES 2019.
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