Audix taps Keysight to ensure RF, microwave safety of 5G wireless devices

May 28, 2020
Keysight’s 5G test platforms verify safety compliance of wireless devices operating in the sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) announced that Audix, a Taiwanese-based test laboratory, has selected Keysight’s 5G platforms to verify safe levels of radio frequency (RF) and microwave emissions from wireless devices.

Audix wants to ensure that new 5G devices, operating in either sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency bands, meet electromagnetic radiation safety standards. Keysight’s wide range of 5G instruments, including 5G network emulators, signal sources and analyzers, enable test houses such as Audix to validate the performance and safety compliance of devices transmitting RF and mmWave electromagnetic fields.

“Audix takes the safety of people interacting with high-tech products very seriously,” comments Jeff Chen, president of Audix Technology Corp. “The industry adoption of Keysight’s 5G device test solutions was a key factor in our selection process.”

Keysight’s test and measurement platforms support specifications mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA and the radio equipment directive (RED) for CE marking in Europe, by measuring the power levels and thus signal strength and emissions produced by a 5G mobile device.

Keysight's test instruments also verify that a device operates within the limits that these bodies have specified for specific absorption rate (SAR) for <6GHz and absorbed power density (Sab) for >6GHz. This ensures that a wireless device user does not get exposed to excessive RF energy when the device is used near the body.

“Keysight offers a myriad of solutions to help certified test facilities verify that electronic devices pass electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliance tests and conform to appropriate regulatory standards,” concludes Cao Peng, senior director of Keysight’s communications solutions group. “We’re pleased to work with Audix to help wireless equipment manufacturers ensure new technologies meet the safety standards for use in human environments.”

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