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5G Field Test For 2020 – Keysight’s 5G NR FieldFox Series

5G Field Test for 2020 – Keysight’s 5G NR FieldFox Series

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Carry precision with you

Keysight has made innovative strides to start off 2020 by addressing emerging test challenges in the 5G industry. Their new enhancements to the FieldFox 5G NR handheld microwave analyzers offer up to 100 MHz real-time wide-band analysis to capture Over-the-air (OTA) measurements with other capabilities to make field testing a reality.

The FieldFox Analyzers are the industry’s most precise, integrated handheld RF and microwave analyzer with 100 MHz real-time analysis (RTSA). It offers industry-leading capabilities for your most challenging field-testing scenarios. The FieldFox 5G NR Microwave Analyzer’s capabilities include:

  • Captures the smallest interfering signals with wide-band RTSA.
  • Measures from 4 to 50 GHz with precision comparable to benchtop results.
  • Meets MIL-specs —withstands your toughest working environments.
  • 30% lighter than other handheld analyzers
  • Performs as a cable and antenna analyzer (CAT), a VNA, a spectrum analyzer, or as an all-in-one combination analyzer.
  • And more!


OTA 5g Measurements

New Enhancements for 2020:

  • Over-the-air (OTA) 5G NR measurements
  • Indoor and outdoor mapping
  • EMF measurements
  • Frequency extender support up to 110 GHz
  • Spectrum emission mask (SEM)


The following are some applications where the FieldFox analyzers are being utilized to address test challenges:

  • Coverage test via drive test with GPS (mapping)
    • 5G NR coverage area
    • LTE vs. 5G coverage area
    • Beam coverage
    • EMF exposure testing
  • Network installation
    • Turn on the gNB
    • Verify the cell ID, neighboring cells
    • Verify power across multiple component carriers
    • Compare UE report vs. FieldFox
    • Verify beam sweep area and power vs. index
    • Verify EMF exposure compliance
  • Optimization
    • 5G NR neighbor list for FR1 and FR2
    • Beam management
    • InterRAT handover
    • intraRAT cell reselection
    • Interference from neighbor cells, indoor vs. outdoor


The following are some industries where the FieldFox microwave analyzers are being used to address test challenges:

Commercial Communications

  • Tier 1 Wireless SP: Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile
  • Wireless NEMs: Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung
  • Wireless contractors: Crown Castle
  • Phone manufacturers
  • IoT device manufacturers
  • Autonomous drive subsystem suppliers
  • Chipset vendors, device manufacturers

Aerospace / Defense

  • Satellite communications using 5G air interface
  • Government agencies: FCC, OFCOM, MIC
  • Public safety network operators
  • MILCOM using 5G and interference test

Learn more about the FieldFox 5G NR Series and all it offers for rugged field-testing in 2020.

FieldFox Handheld Analyzers A-Series Datasheet

FieldFox Handheld Analyzers A-Series Technical Overview

FieldFox Handheld Analyzers B-Series Datasheet

FieldFox Handheld Analyzers B-Series Technical Overview


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