Keysight Technologies is collaborating with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to develop a transceiver test bench for a hybrid vehicle-to-everything communication system.

To fully realise smart mobility, there are several technology challenges including V2X, which is a rapidly emerging technology.

V2X technologies include dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) and cellular-V2X (C-V2X). However, a single unified V2X test solution does not currently exist.

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 complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

Keysight provided NTU 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 could generate accurate and full characterisation of the newly developed transceiver.