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AI-Link chooses Keysight offering to validate 5G performance

AI-Link has chosen Keysight Technologies' 5G test tools for end-to-end performance validation of cloud-native 5G radio access network (RAN) equipment.

AI-Link says the equipment, which is in a digital twin laboratory environment, speeds up deploying 5G private networks for large-scale smart warehouse applications.

Based in China, AI-Link offers industrial internet of things (IoT) products built on 5G and cloud edge computing technology platforms.

The company says it chose Keysight's user equipment emulation offering, UeSIM, and LoadCore, a cloud-native 5G core network test offering, to simulate a large quantity of industrial mobile devices designed to deploy in 5G private networks.

Keysight's offerings allow AI-Link to verify the function and performance of 5G RAN equipment before deploying it to smart warehouses.

Keysight gives its customers a range of comprehensive and integrated 5G software and hardware test products that allow manufacturers to fast-track designing, developing, validating standards compliance and deploying 5G RAN used to generate high-speed, low-latency and highly reliable connectivity in complex use cases, including smart warehouses.

"The completion of the 5G new radio 3GPP Release 16 specification has laid the foundation for enterprises in different industries to deploy IIoT connectivity solutions based on 5G in combination with digital twin, cloud and mobile edge computing technologies," Keysight network and operators group vice president and general manager Giampaolo Tardioli says.

"Keysight is pleased to support AI-Link with test solutions that speed the validation of 5G private network equipment used in large-scale 5G intelligent warehouses."

AI-Link used Keysight's 5G testing tools to simulate and stress test the behaviour of autonomous guiding vehicles (AGVs) used in smart warehouses.

Using UeSIM and LoadCore, AI-Link is able to verify the interoperability of the protocol and radio frequency domains.

Being able to very the 5G private network from end-to-end in a laboratory environment also means AI-Link can quickly, efficiently and securely resolve complex connectivity issues that may arise in large-scale industrial situations.

Further, Keysight's 5G testing offering allows AI-Link to speed up deploying 5G private networks.

"AI-Link Networks is committed to promoting the implementation of 5G edge intelligence in smart warehouses and other scenarios," AI-Link Networks chief marketing officer Dr Letian Rong says.

"AI-Link's close cooperation with Keysight enables us to optimise our one-stop deployment process."

AI-Link's selection of its offerings comes after Keysight Technologies announced its new next-generation Double-Pulse Tester (DPT) with the PD1550A Advanced Dynamic Power Device Analyser.

The company says the new technology brings to market enhanced capabilities that will enable customers to test entire power modules more efficiently and effectively.

Power modules are often used in applications such as electric vehicles (EV), solar power inverters, trains, home appliances and aircraft.

Keysight says there is often a gap in the wide-bandgap (WBG) market when it comes to eliminating failed prototypes and reducing design cycles.

With the new solution, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 suppliers and power converter designers can implement tests faster and gain more insights into power module characteristics, enhancing the safety and reliability of power circuits for automotive applications.

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