SANTA ROSA, CA—Keysight Technologies on Wednesday announced a new alliance with Nordsys GmbH to combine the two companies' cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and testing competencies.
Keysight and Nordsys have signed a license agreement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that enables Keysight's test solutions to include central software components from Nordsys for testing V2X systems. The partnership includes test solutions for long-term evolution-vehicle (LTE-V), as well as 5G in the future.
"The agreement with Keysight is an important step for our current V2X licensing business," explains Manfred Miller, managing partner of Nordsys. "The modern software architecture of our V2X stack and the entire waveBEE Ecosystem fits perfectly into the system architecture of Keysight's test solutions. Keysight's decision, after extensive benchmarks for our waveBEE solution, shows that our software architecture meets the requirements of international partners perfectly."
The waveBEE® Stack is the central communication component for networking vehicles with each other (V2V) or with the infrastructure (V2I). Communication with the environment is regarded as one of the key technologies for automated driving. In terms of the software architecture, the waveBEE stack is designed to provide a uniform interface for various target markets (North America, Europe, China) and their standards.
Original equipment manufacturers and suppliers will receive a V2X test platform that meets all the requirements of the automotive industry for comprehensive testing. Combining Keysight's C-V2X Test Solution with the modular and proven waveBEE® stack equips customers for future applications and transmission technologies, such as hybrid communication.
Keysight’s C-V2X Test Solution addresses protocol test and functional test of both key interfaces: Uu and PC5. The foundation of the solution is the proven Keysight UXM 5G platform which supports R14 LTE-A C-V2X end-to-end design and test enabling the automotive industry to accelerate C-V2X product design development from the physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow from simulation, design and verification.
"Keysight is pleased to collaborate with Nordsys GmbH, leveraging their proven WaveBEE Stack technology to address this exciting growth area in automotive connectivity and safety," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager, Automotive and Energy Solutions at Keysight. "We look forward to working closely with Nordsys and with the C-V2X eco-system to help accelerate time to market and serve their evolving testing needs."
Keysight offers common software and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, including 5G New Radio (NR), enabling the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate C-V2X and 5G chipsets and devices, as well as the ability to emulate multiple vehicle test scenarios. Additional information about Keysight's automotive solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/automotive.