H3C, an IT infrastructure product manufacturer with principal operations in Hangzhou, China, has selected Keysight Technologies for peripheral component interface express (PCIe) compliance validation and 5G small cell performance testing to capture opportunities in data compute and 5G markets, according to information from Keysight.
“H3C has served the Chinese data compute market with digital infrastructure products including servers, routers and switches for more than 30 years,” a statement from Keysight reads. “H3C is now expanding into 5G technology with small cell solutions. H3C selected Keysight’s comprehensive suite of 5G and high-speed digital test solutions to continuously verify compliance to the latest specifications defined by standard organizations and industry consortia such as PCI-SIG, 3GPP, O-RAN Alliance and IEEE.”
Digital transformation at the edge of the network requires efficient management of compute workloads, the statement reads. It said that the design complexity of high-speed serial data links in servers, routers and switches in data centers is increasing as data rates rise. The complexity creates a need for high-performance, software-driven PCIe transceiver test tools, according to Keysight. The company said that its Infinium UXR real-time oscilloscope, bit error ratio tester (BERT), precision waveform analyzers and optical transceiver test solutions enable H3C to verify PCIe transmitters and receivers used in data center and cloud computing platforms.
“H3C also uses Keysight’s user equipment (UE) emulation solution, UeSIM to validate the performance of a network infrastructure under real-world scenarios across the full protocol stack by emulating real network traffic over radio and O-RAN fronthaul interfaces,” the statement reads. ” UeSIM, part of Keysight’s open radio access network architect (KORA) portfolio, addresses emulation requirements from the edge of the radio access network (RAN) to the core of the network.”