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Well, technically… 5G’s latency specification will enhance drone applications: Sarah Yost, NI (Ep. 18)

Sarah Yost, NI’s senior business development manager, discusses why it's too soon to get excited about 6G, as well as how the company’s software-defined radios are supporting the PAWR program, which is, among other things, exploring how to build drone applications on top of...

How the iPhone 12 will impact mmWave adoption

Consumers and carriers will both benefit from the inclusion of mmWave support in the iPhone 12 From the perspective of NI's Head of Semiconductor Marketing David Hall, the release of the iPhone 12, which supports both sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G, will significantly...

Editorial Report: Is Open RAN Key to the 5G Future?

The true benefits of 5G will be realized with massive scale, something that operators will have to pay mightily to achieve. In carrier-led effort to shift network economics in their favor, the open RAN ecosystem has flourished in recent years and is poised for...

NI White Paper: Wireless Research Handbook 4th Edition

The 4th edition of NI's Wireless Research Handbook offers a selection of 2-page case studies from top researchers around the world.  Different applications from mmWave beam tracking to precoding for satellite communications are included. Explore the handbook to see how software defined radios are being used...

NI is part of a team looking to integrate drones into 5G wireless networks

It's important to think about the drone applications you can build on top of 5G, says NI The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program earlier this week announced the first contributing equipment partners to the Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless (AERPAW) testbed, which explores the...

Test and Measurement: Windstream tests 800G in its long-haul network

Windstream and optical networking company Infinera said that they successfully achieved 800 Gbps single-wavelength transmission over 730 kilometers on Windstream’s long-haul network between San Diego, California and Phoenix, Arizona. The two companies also claimed another industry record by looping the signal back and achieving 700G...

Test and Measurement: Synopsys acquires semiconductor analytics company Qualtera

  Semiconductor design company Synopsys has acquired analytics company Qualtera, which focuses on analysis of semiconductor design and manufacturing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Synopsys said the transaction was not material to its financials. Synopsys said that Qualtera's analytics, combined with Synopys' own...

Test and Measurement: NI acquires data analytics company for $365 million

OptimalPlus focuses on data analytics for semiconductor manufacturing National Instruments has agreed to buy OptimalPlus, a data analytics company focused on the semiconductor manufacturing space, for $365 million. The transaction is supposed to expand NI's enterprise software capabilities, the test company said, "to provide customers with...

Test and Measurement: Keysight supports Rakuten Mobile’s 5G testing

Keysight Technologies said this week that Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten will be using Keysight's test equipment in support of its Rakuten Mobile network launch. Rakuten Mobile, which just began offering its low-cost data service to consumers last week, will be using Keysight's 5G network and...

Test and Measurement: Cadence Design makes strategic alliance with NI, acquires NI’s AWR

Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments' new strategic alliance focuses on electronic system innovation for communications Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments have put together a strategic alliance aimed at bringing more innovation to electronic system design, with a focus on communications, which will more...

Test and Measurement: Quantifying the rural digital divide in mobile

Distance to urban areas is a key factor determining the experience rural users will have, OpenSignal says How well are mobile networks working for rural U.S. residents?  OpenSignal said that there are two primary factors in rural mobile network experience: the proximity of the area...

Test and Measurement: Viavi expands 5G emulation to include SA 5G

Viavi Solutions has extended its TeraVM's 5G emulation capabilities to include Standalone 5G New Radio as well as Non-standable 5G NR. While most networks in the planning and deployment phase currently rely on the NSA standard, SA networks are expected to be close behind. Viavi...

NI delves deeper into millimeter wave as 5G chips ramp

Chipset production for 5G has been ramping quickly over the past six months and is expected to continue through the rest of this year, according to David Hall, head of semiconductor marketing at National Instruments. NI used its annual NI Week event to highlight its...

Test and Measurement: Hitting the gas on automotive testing

Automotive testing came into focus this week, with a number of companies involved in demonstrations and development related to testing of various types of vehicle-related technologies. The 5G Automotive Association conducted cellular vehicle-to-everything testing in Berlin, with participation from BMW Group, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer...

Test and Measurement: Keysight, AT&T and others join forces on Open RAN white box

Keysight Technologies, AT&T and some of their fellow Open Radio Access Network Alliance members have developed a white-box O-RAN millimeter wave unit for 5G networks that will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, in a live demo that the companies say "combines essential building...

NI: The emergence of 5G, IoT complexity and autonomous vehicles are driving test

NI's annual Trendwatch report identifies three megatrends in test: Emergence of 5G, increased IoT complexity and autonomous vehicle development Three mega trends driving automated test and measurement include the emergence of 5G, increasing complexity in internet of things devices and the push toward autonomous vehicles,...

Mazda makes test ‘one of its products,’ with help from NI

Mazda leverages NI's tools to make automated testing a differentiator Automotive manufacturer Mazda has been evolved in a decade-long process to revamp its approach to testing that involves moving to automation and making test the equivalent of "one of its products" -- and cutting related...

Test and Measurement: IoT, SDN drive new IPv6 testing at UNH-IOL

  The move to Internet Protocol Version 6 addresses has been underway for a number of years, as the world exhausted the supply of IPv4 internet addresses. The momentum in software-defined networking and the internet of things is driving faster adoption of IPv6 -- and...

Test and Measurement: Viavi adds massive IoT emulation to TeraVM

Viavi Solutions has added the capability to emulate massive numbers of internet of things devices to its TeraVM offering, as the company continues to reap the benefits of its acquisition of Cobham's test and measurement operations. The new offering enables operators to investigate how their...

Test and Measurement: Rootmetrics puts Verizon on top in L.A., NYC

Verizon came out on top in nearly every category of network performance in the New York City metropolitan area and Los Angeles, California in the most recent round of testing by Rootmetrics. Rootmetrics recorded a median download speed of more than 40 Mbps for...

NI, NanoSemi get power amplifiers in line

National Instruments and IP-software startup NanoSemi are collaborating to add NanoSemi’s linearizer to NI’s PXI systems to help test 5G New Radio front-end designs. The addition will streamline some of the advanced 5G testing and add machine-learning capabilities through digital pre-distortion algorithms. The target customers...

Test and Measurement: Ixia, Innovium validate 12.8 Tbps at 400GE

Keysight Technologies' Ixia Solutions Group collaborated with networking company Innovium to validate terabit-speeds on an Innovium switch for supporting large-scale data centers. The Innovatium Teralynx Ethernet switch line was able to achieve 12.8 Tbps in a single chip, as validated by Keysight's K400 400 gigabit...

Test and Measurement: Keysight launches PathWave integrated testing software platform

Keysight Technologies has introduced a software platform aimed at integrating the test process from design and characterization to optimization, in order to speed up product development and deployment. PathWave "combines design software, instrument control, and application-specific test software in an open development environment," according...

Test and Measurement: P3, InfoVista expand partnership

Benchmarking and engineering company P3 Communications is expanding its working relationship with InfoVista. The two companies have been working together for nearly a year on some joint services on benchmarking the performance of new network services such as voice and video over LTE. Now...

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