Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Ixia announced a definitive agreement for Keysight to acquire Ixia in an all-cash transaction of approximately $1.6 billion. Ixia provides testing, visibility and security solutions that strengthen applications across physical and virtual networks.
Astronics Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, introduced two new test instruments. The new PXIe-1802 Arbitrary Waveform Generator and the new PXIe-1803 Digitizer deliver unprecedented test capabilities and measurement accuracy in a compact, robust PXI form factor for aerospace, defense, communications, and other high-reliability applications.
As part of the FLORAKO programme modernisation, armasuisse has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the Master radars for the Swiss Air Force. This contract, which amounts to 74 million euros, will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO radars life extension project approved by the Swiss government in 2016, is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and to ensure operational excellence until 2030.
Version 13, the first major update in 2017 to NI AWR Design Environment, has been released. V13 provides key new capabilities and major enhancements to better address the design challenges associated with highly-integrated RF/microwave components commonly found in communications, phased-array radar and other electronic systems.
Peregrine Semiconductor announces the UltraCMOS® 12 technology platform. Now in production, this next-generation RF SOI platform boasts the industry’s lowest RONCOFF performance level of 80 fs—a 25-percent improvement over the last generation, and was developed in collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
Qorvo® has joined the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center, an alliance created to develop 5G solutions for China, the world’s largest wireless communications market. The innovation center is promoting industry collaboration on 5G development and the migration from 4G, including use cases such as self-driving cars, the IoT and VR/AR.
MACOM completed its acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation on January 26, 2017. The deal strengthens MACOM’s portfolio for the data center market, adding OTN framers, MACsec Ethernet networking components and a single-lambda PAM4 platform.