5G Device Validation

Two engineers validate a 5G device

Accelerate RF Validation Workflow

Two engineers validate a 5G device

As 5G design test cases grow in number and complexity, engineering teams must streamline to hit aggressive market deadlines. In collaboration with 5G market leaders, NI has developed a modern lab approach that drives engineering efficiency. By combining fast, reliable, and open measurement software with a modular workbench of tightly synchronized instrumentation—from precision DC to wideband RF—we’ve unlocked powerful engineering workflows across lab roles, from interactive bring-up and debug to extensive automated validation and characterization.

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FEATURED SOLUTION

Validating Wideband RF Front-Ends

Expedite wideband 5G RF front-end bring-up, debug, and validation with NI’s powerful combination of application software and PXI instrumentation. Control DC, digital, and RF instruments with an easy-to-use GUI—no programming required. Evaluate critical RF amplifier parameters—including linearity, output power, efficiency, and modulation quality—while running the latest linearization algorithms.

RFFE Validation Solution

Gain “Cockpit-Like” Bench Control

Instead of spending time and energy integrating disparate instrument APIs to create 5G design measurement utilities, take advantage of NI’s soft front panels and application software for ready-to-run, all-in-one validation bench control.

Improve Your Validation Workflow

Although 5G device test cases include more waveform configurations and band combinations, NI's RF software with optimized measurement algorithms helps you progress from manual, interactive measurements to faster, fully automated validation sequences.

Implement Subnanosecond Synchronization and Triggering

NI validation benches combine multiple instruments into a unified measurement experience. The PXI backplane ensures subnanosecond synchronization and triggering between DC, digital, analog, and RF instruments for assessing dynamic 5G design performance.

Test Multi-RF-Channel MIMO Operation

Save valuable lab space with a compact form factor in which you can fit multichannel 5G multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) validation configurations. Keep more of your lab’s budget with cost-effective—yet best-in-class—RF, digital, analog, and DC instruments.

We looked at what was slowing down our characterization process in the lab, and RF measurements using traditional instruments were the most time consuming. By adopting PXI, we were able to significantly improve test throughput without sacrificing quality.

Ben Thomas

Director of Mobile 5G Business Development

Qorvo

Work with an NI Partner

The NI Partner Network is a global community of domain, application, and test experts working with NI to meet your needs. NI Partners are trusted solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, product developers, and services- and sales-channel experts skilled in a range of industry and application areas.

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