Kissite Technologies had earlier signed a memorandum of understanding with Samsung Research for research and development of 6G technology.
Kissite Technologies has been selected by the Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies in Singapore to provide measurement solutions to advance the still-unproven 6G technology based on its software-centric testing and terahertz frequencies.
The center has chosen Kissite’s solutions to test on-chip terahertz electronic-photonic devices, such as transceivers. Located at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the center uses terahertz frequencies to develop electronic-photonic hybrid systems. It can be used to design mobile devices capable of efficiently operating at data rates up to a few terabits per second (Tbps). Many emerging applications and future 6G uses, including augmented reality, holographic communication and mobile edge computing, rely on such high data rate speeds, KeySite said.
“Keysight is pleased to contribute to the advancement of 6G technology by providing NTU with a 6G testbed that accurately analyzes a wide range of electronics and photonics technologies for their Terrax lab,” said Boon Juan Tan, vice president and general manager of General Electronics Solutions at KSIT Group. “Together with pasters like NTU, KeySite is enabling high-speed data transfer links that are important for realizing broad consumer, enterprise and government 6G applications.”
Kissite also noted that its integrated software and hardware tools, along with advanced performance in measurement science applicable to 6G technology, enable NTU to accurately identify complex transceiver modules.
“One of the world’s leading universities, NTU Singapore, through its Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, will leverage its research power to explore new design for 6G as well as other emerging technology frontiers through keySite solutions,” said Ranjan Singh, NTU School of Physics. Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics in Mathematical Sciences.
Earlier this year, Keysight Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Research to advance the research and development of 6G technology.
Kissite noted that in the future, 6G systems are expected to be built on technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), sensing, digital twins, time-sensitive networking (TSN) and holographic communications. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work together to develop testing and verification technology for still-unproven 6G wireless systems.
Kissite added that it possesses the basic technology and key building blocks needed to help make 6G a reality. These include network, channel and user equipment (UE) emulation, mmWave and sub-terahertz (THz) signal source and analysis, as well as high-speed Ethernet network emulation and data center connectivity testing.
Keysite Technologies had earlier said it had helped Korean company LG Electronics to display a 6G radio frequency (RF) 20 module at the 2021 Korea Science and Technology Exhibition at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan, Korea in December.
The show uses Keysight’s 6G sub-terahertz (THz) R&D testbed and LG’s 6G radio front-end transceiver to generate terabyte data wireless transmission.
KeySite noted that its 6G testbed supports scalable number of frequency bands and ultra-wide bandwidth, enabling wireless companies to conduct 6G sub-THz channel sound research and evaluate candidate 6G waveform.