Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is collaborating with Keysight Technologies to develop a transceiver test bench for a hybrid vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system.
V2X technologies, such as dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) and cellular-V2X (C-V2X), are designed to unleash the potential of smart mobility. However, a single unified V2X test solution does not currently exist.
To address this challenge, NTU Singapore is currently conducting research on a reconfigurable transceiver system specifically for hybrid (DSRC+C-V2X) communication at 5.9 GHz ISM band. This also includes possible extension to the millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequency range using cost-effective complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology.
Keysight provided NTU Singapore with test solutions and capabilities for generating and analysing both DSRC and C-V2X signals. This included testing and validation requirements for multi-components and system-level specifications in V2X communication standards, as well as 5G signal generation and analysis in the mmWave frequency range and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) mode. As a result, NTU Singapore could generate accurate and full characterisation of the newly developed transceiver.
“Keysight's mmWave expertise and advanced solutions – coupled with NTU’s deep expertise in vehicular communications and integrated circuit designs – yielded valuable insights that helped hasten the development of hybrid V2X communications being tested on the NTU Smart Campus,” said associate professor Boon Chirn Chye from NTU’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, who is the lead investigator for the project.
Keysight Technologies helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation by optimising networks and bringing electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimisation in networks and cloud environments.
Its customers span the global communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets.
"We are delighted to provide NTU with a wide range of our test and measurement solutions that enable their cutting-edge research," said Ee Huei Sin, senior vice president and president of the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group at Keysight Technologies. "It's another example of Keysight’s ongoing partnerships with universities to discover the next breakthrough in technology."