The vision of 5G is becoming clearer as we move toward 2020. Most experts agree that 5G networks will support massive density at 1 million devices per square kilometer, blazingly fast speeds of at least 10 Gbps, latency as low as 1 millisecond and power as low as 0.1 millijoule/Kbit. People will not only be connected to each other with mobiles and wearables, but so will machines, automobiles, city infrastructures, public safety, and more. Looking ahead to this major transformation in cellular technology, Mentor acquired Sarokal Test Systems, a company that has been at the forefront of the 5G movement since its inception. This session explains the technology that fuses the Veloce emulation platform with Sarokal’s fronthaul testing technology for early and flexible verification and validation of 5G chip sets both pre- and post-silicon.