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Viomi picks Keysight to validate 5G for smart homes
- March 31, 2020
Chinese IoT-enabled smart home products provider Viomi has selected Californian company Keysight Technologies to validate the 5G RF performance of its IoT devices for home applications.
The deployment of massive IoT networks is expected to create a $1.2bn global opportunity by 2024 according to a report by Research & Markets earlier this year. Keysight’s 5G device test products are well-positioned to address the 5G IoT endpoint installed base market, which Gartner predicts will more than triple between 2020 and 2023.
Keysight’s portfolio of test products enables IoT providers such as Viomi to ensure their products perform as expected on a wide range of cellular networks, including 5G, NB-IoT and Cat M1.
Viomi uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx system-on-chip (SoC) and X55 5G modem to deliver products that will help redefine China’s future homes. By using Keysight’s 5G emulation suite, which is the same as adopted by Qualcomm and its ecosystem of device makers, Viomi can reliably bring to market products that deliver a seamless user experience.
“Our collaboration with Keysight will help ensure 5G-enabled devices meet the performance requirements necessary to deliver on our mission of redefining the future home via our IoT@Home concept,” said Xiaoping Chen, chief executive officer at Viomi. “Keysight’s 5G solutions help us create innovative and reliable solutions that allow our customers to intelligently interact with a broad portfolio of IoT products.”
Ecosystems consisting of mobile operators, device makers and test labs use Keysight’s 5G products to address 5G test requirements, accelerating commercial deployment of 5G multi-mode devices in different form factors. Keysight is addressing global test requirements on a single platform, enabling the mobile industry to achieve rapid validation of device performance and consistent results.
“Our collaboration with Viomi highlights that the industry is embracing 5G to enable connectivity that supports IoT devices for the smart home,” said Peng Cao, senior director at Keysight Technologies. “Keysight’s 5G solutions accelerate IoT providers’ ability to serve a wide range of applications for the smart home, connected car, fleet telematics and the surveillance camera markets.”
Keysight Technologies helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovations to connect and secure the world. Its products are said to optimise networks and bring 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 worldwide communications ecosystem for aerospace, defence, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.3bn in fiscal year 2019.