What’s Needed to Perform End-to-End Testing for 5G Open Radio Access Network SoCs

Testing an O-RAN Radio Unit (O-RU) SoC at full scale implies sending realistic traffic, in conformance with current specifications and at the right time on the right interfaces to simulate complex scenarios and cover as many corner cases as possible. It requires a robust debug methodology which can provide quick turn around and appropriate window for the fix at minimum cost.

Since the O-RU SoC design spans both the time and frequency domains, it is vital to send traffic from both sides to test how the design reacts to uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) scenarios and check decompression, precoding, beamforming, and other functions as well as DL / UL buffers. Building calibrated signals that conform to the 5G standard, simulating traffic on a multitude of carriers and antennas at different frequencies and sample rates and ensuring parameters comply with the latest 5G specifications are challenging tasks. Most methodologies and tools used by testing teams today at pre-silicon do not span the entire 5G protocol stack but only inject isolated signals.

This Synopsys webinar with Keysight, presents the industry’s first and only end-to-end 5G O-RU (O-RAN Radio Unit) testing solution using specialized tools like PathWave Signal Generation software, Signal Studio Pro for 5G NR, Open RAN Studio software, IxRAN –5G pre-silicon testing solution, PathWave Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) software and 89600 VSA from Keysight, interfacing through the Synopsys Virtual 5G-ORAN Tester Interface and Synopsys ZeBu® transactors to run at multi-MHz speed on ZeBu emulation systems.


Listed below are the industry leaders scheduled to speak.

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Razvan Arhip

Product Manager

Razvan Arhip is a Product Manager at Keysight, market leader in networking and 5G testing solutions servicing over 30,000 customers in 100 countries. Razvan is specialized in pre-silicon testing with emulation product segment and is responsible with the development of all Keysight product portfolio in this area from design to delivery.

He is passionate about customer experience and spent his whole career in a customer-centric environment, helping customers as a Support engineer, delivering customized solutions as a Solutions Architect, or developing products focused on high customer demands from current position.

Razvan graduated the Polytechnic University of Bucharest with a degree in Computer Networking and Software and has more than 16 years of experience in network design, deployment and validation, delivering services to top companies worldwide.

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Varun Agrawal

Product Marketing Manager

Varun Agrawal is a Product Marketing Manager for Emulation, FPGA Prototyping and Virtual Solutions at Synopsys. He has over 10 years of experience in functional verification with expertise in simulation, emulation and virtualization domains. Prior to Synopsys, Varun lead R&D projects in the virtualization domain and worked in design and customer evaluation roles at multiple design and EDA companies. He holds BTech in Electronics and Communications from NIT Hamirpur, India and MBA in Marketing from India Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, India.

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