Cleveland, Ohio - October 7, 2008 - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, today announced that ip.access, a developer of femtocell and picocell solutions, has purchased Keithley's award-winning Radio Frequency (RF) test solutions. ip.access has selected Keithley's Series 2800 RF Vector Signal Analyzers and Series 2900 RF Vector Generators as the solution for its production testing of WCDMA femtocell base stations.
"The Series 2800 and 2900 use a next-generation, DSP-based Software-Defined Radio architecture that enables them to make extremely accurate measurements at high speed," said Mark Hoersten, vice president business development for Keithley. "The industry-leading measurement performance and test time capability of the equipment will ensure that ip.access is successful in meeting its volume RF production testing requirements."
"Keithley showed a unique understanding of our production testing needs, which is critical as ip.access moves from the development of femto and picocell solutions into mass market production," added Kevin Steers, vice president manufacturing and operations for ip.access. "That, as well as the high speed of production test achieved by the solution, was key to our decision to select Keithley's RF testing equipment."
Keithley's RF solutions are designed to meet the challenges faced by designers and manufacturers of today's wireless technologies and are suitable for emerging and future technologies. The instruments are built on a next-generation platform that uses state-of-the-art software defined radio architecture to reduce the cost of testing and shorten time to market.
Keithley provides the measurement accuracy ip.access needs to ensure high product quality and production yields with the high test speed needed to reduce the cost of testing. The Series 2800 and 2900 purchased by ip.access are part of Keithley's full range of RF test and measurements solutions that are capable of addressing the latest WLAN and WiMAX applications for both SISO and MIMO testing.
About ip.access Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (www.ipaccess.com) is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocell and femtocell infrastructure solutions for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. These solutions bring IP and cellular technologies together and solve in-building access problems for mobile operators, opening up new revenue streams while defending existing business. ip.access is the company behind the Oyster 3G™ femtocell, winner of numerous industry awards including the Best Radio Access Product at the 2007 Global Mobile Awards. The Oyster 3G dramatically increases 3G cell capacity and coverage; improves quality of experience; and drives down costs. Oyster 3G is ready for today's mobile networks and tomorrow's IMS infrastructure.
The ip.access nanoGSM® is the world's most deployed picocell solution for cellular networks. It provides GSM, GPRS and EDGE coverage and capacity for offices, shops and using satellite backhaul passenger aircraft, ships and in remote rural areas.
With more than 35 live networks around the world and many more being deployed, ip.access is the partner of choice for operators competing in the new converged marketplace.
ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC, Cisco, Qualcomm and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders.