March 26, 2021

Performance Testing of 5G Systems for Industrial Automation

5G wireless communication is key to the advancement of industrial automation (Industry 4.0), opening up entirely new possibilities. However, frequently, especially in factories, the corresponding application is extremely sensitive to poor communication performance, e. g. non-deterministic timing behaviour, potentially causing significant production equipment downtime. 

The successful roll-out of 5G in these scenarios will therefore require the advance stress testing of wireless communication performance under realistic conditions . 

This 5G-ACIA white paper seeks to show how this (stress) performance testing can be achieved. 

This white paper is aimed at developers and manufacturers of wireless devices and systems using 5G technologies for industrial use cases. In addition, it is suitable for operators, installation companies, and users of these devices and systems.