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Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment.

Keysight, unlocking measurement insight. Additional information is available at www.keysight.com.

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Keysight Technologies, Samsung Electronics Announce 5G Collaboration

Keysight Technologies Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. announced a technology collaboration on 5G development and testing. Keysight and Samsung have entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications (www.5gtf.org). Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.


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Keysight Introduces 10 PXIe Instruments to Advance Research in 5G, A&D, Quantum Technologies

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced 10 new PXIe instruments, including a new arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that includes three highly synchronized channels for precise tuning of IQ waveforms and envelope tracking, as well as the industry's first full-featured PXI oscilloscope. The AWG and oscilloscopes provide up to 1 GHz bandwidth to support complex baseband IQ signal generation and analysis for evaluating emerging 5G and aerospace & defense wideband technologies.


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Keysight Technologies, ZTE Collaborate on the Commercial Pre‑Deployment of 5G

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it is collaborating with ZTE to assist them in the test and measurement of critical 5G key technologies, including mmW communications, new PHY, massive MIMO and BTS beamforming prototypes. Keysight will help ZTE accelerate 5G product time to market by providing industry-leading products and solutions, for example, UXA mmW signal analyzes, AXIe modular ultra-broad bandwidth signal generation and analysis systems, and system level prototype solutions.


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Keysight to Showcase 5G, IoT, Connected Car Design and Test Solutions at MWC 2017

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it will showcase its latest software-centric design and test solutions for LTE-A, 5G, IoT and Connected Car technologies at Mobile World Congress 2017, Hall 6, Stand 6G10, Barcelona, Feb. 27 – March 2. Keysight is an active participant in many influential wireless standards bodies and leading 5G global initiatives. Keysight also collaborates with industry-leading companies and academia to enable the next-generation of wireless communications systems.


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Keysight Technologies Addresses 400G/PAM-4 Test Challenges at DesignCon 2017

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will exhibit its latest high-speed digital solutions at DesignCon 2017, Booth 725, Santa Clara Convention Center, Feb. 1-2. Keysight's technical experts and application engineers will demonstrate the most advanced design and test solutions, developed for solving today's most difficult high-speed digital measurement challenges. Keysight is proud to be the host sponsor of DesignCon 2017.


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Keysight, UCSD Collaborate to Prove Viability of 5G Communication with Record-Setting Data Rates

Keysight Technologies Inc., with the University of California San Diego (www.ece.ucsd.edu) announced the world’s longest bidirectional phased-array link in the 60 GHz band. At a link distance of 300 m, the 32-element array achieved a data rate of greater than 2 Gbps over all scan angles up to ±45 degrees. Data rates were 4 Gbps at 100 m and 500 Mbps at 800 m over most scan angles. Initial tests by a leading wireless provider suggest the system can deliver content to eight homes at a time at up to 300 m.


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Keysight's New PXIe Chassis Help Engineers Make Best Choices for PXI Applications

Keysight announced three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The new chassis include the 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop and R&D applications; the cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1 chassis; and the redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and improved system integration.


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Keysight Technologies, CommSolid Present Industry’s First Benchtop NB-IoT Connection

Keysight Technologies Inc. and CommSolid demonstrated the successful completion of a NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) connection with the Keysight E7515A UXM base station emulator and wireless test set during Vodafone’s Innovation Days 2016. Establishing a Cat-NB1 device link was the result of a collaboration between Keysight and CommSolid. The Keysight UXM is the world’s first wireless test set to demonstrate connectivity with an NB-IoT device that complies to the standards.


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Keysight Battery-Drain Analysis Solution Delivers Insight for Operation Critical Applications

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a battery-drain analysis solution that delivers insight into critical applications for the energy, automotive and medical device industries. Keysight is the only company that offers this integrated solution for accurate battery-drain analysis and provides the needed testing information required to manage the wide dynamic-current-range utilized by these devices.


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Keysight, ASELSAN Sign 5G R&D Strategic Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

Keysight Technologies Inc. and ASELSAN Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., Turkey, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership on research and development of 5G communication technologies. Both parties are committed to working together on 5G enabling technologies—especially on active antenna systems and remote radio heads, as well as prototype verification platform integration and characterization capabilities, with a goal of enhancing future 5G wireless communication innovations.


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Keysight Technologies to demonstrate latest measurement, design innovations at EuMW

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate a wide range of design, test and characterization solutions at European Microwave Week 2016, ExCel Exhibition Centre, Booth E2, London, Oct. 4-6. For the first time, Keysight will sponsor the Defense and Security Forum. This includes having its technical experts on hand to discuss and demonstrate the latest innovative solutions in hardware and software design and test. This is the 13th year Keysight has been a platinum sponsor of European Microwave Week.


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Keysight Technologies adds new capabilities to its Propsim F32 Channel Emulator

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has added new capabilities to its Propsim F32 channel emulator. These capabilities enable manufacturers and mobile operators to efficiently verify the performance of devices and network equipment with LTE-Hotspots and Indoor (LTE-Hi) small cell and LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) dual connectivity technology support.


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Keysight integrates low-frequency noise measurements in wafer level solution platform

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the newest release of its high-performance, Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA), which is designed to make fast, accurate and repeatable low-frequency noise measurements. The release features a new user interface and tight integration with Keysight’s WaferPro Express software—a platform that performs automated wafer-level measurements of semiconductor devices.


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Keysight introduces first all-in-one software for 5G candidate waveforms

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced its Signal Optimizer software—the industry’s first and only all-in-one software for calibration, signal creation and signal analysis of 5G candidate waveforms. By simplifying calibration and the critical design tasks related to 5G signal creation and analysis, the software enables R&D engineers to focus more time on being first-to-market with their own designs.


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Keysight, NAR Labs to partner on research, development of 5G communication technologies

Keysight Technologies Inc. and National Applied Research Laboratories (NAR Labs), Taiwan, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership on research and development of 5G communication technologies. Both parties are committed to working together on the 5G enabling technologies as well as prototype verification and evaluations with a goal of enhancing future Taiwan wireless communication innovations.


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Keysight introduces industries’ highest performance Gen 3 PXIe chassis and system components

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced a Gen 3 PXIe chassis and set of Gen 3 system components designed for complex, high-performance applications. Doubling the system bandwidth, the new products improve data streaming for capture/playback applications, such as 5G and electronic warfare. The Gen 3 products also provide a superior platform for large multi-channel and multi-chassis PXIe test systems for applications, such as MIMO and PA/FEM.


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Keysight, Georgia Tech announce plan to launch Keysight Software Development Center

Keysight Technologies Inc. and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced a plan to launch a Keysight software development center to accelerate Keysight’s transformation into a software-centric solutions provider. Keysight has chartered the center to develop next-generation software for use in the design and test of electronic products being created by Keysight’s customers around the world.


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Keysight announces E-Band signal analysis reference solution for multichannel mmWave test

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced an E-Band Signal Analysis Reference Solution to provide low-cost millimeter wave analysis capability for applications in the 60-90 GHz range. The reference solution is based around the 10-bit ADC Infiniium S-Series oscilloscope to provide 2.5 GHz of high-fidelity, millimeter wave frequency analysis bandwidth.


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Keysight introduces industry’s most usable browser head for InfiniiMax II probes

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced the N2839A differential browser head for use with InfiniiMax I/II Series probe amps, bringing the measurement fidelity of a solder-in probe head to hand-held browsing. When used with the InfiniiMax II 1169A probe amplifier, the N2839A gives users 12 GHz of bandwidth, making this the world’s most usable hand-held browser solution for measuring high-speed differential or single-ended signals.


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Keysight introduces multi-emitter signal simulation reference solution

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced a cost-effective reference solution for creating multi-emitter signal environments used for electronic warfare (EW) simulation and test. The Multi-Emitter Scenario Generator Reference Solution, another in a series of Keysight Reference Solutions, is based on multiple coherent N5193A UXG agile signal generators.


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Keysight's latest release of semiconductor device modeling and characterization software

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the newest release of its industry-leading device modeling and characterization software suite: Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) 2016, Model Builder Program (MBP) 2016, and Model Quality Assurance (MQA) 2016. The software release provides designers characterizing and modeling semiconductor devices with further advances in modeling and characterization efficiency.


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Keysight releases latest Advanced Design System software, ADS 2016

Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the latest release of its powerful Advanced Design System (ADS) software, ADS 2016. The software improves design productivity and speeds circuit and electromagnetic simulation performance. ADS 2016 provides new RF printed circuit board, laminate, module, and silicon RFIC products, as well as technologies, capabilities and other enhancements.


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Keysight’s new user experience builds on tradition of unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the new design of Keysight products built on a platform of exceptional user experience, with advances in multi-touch user interface and an environmentally responsible build and re-use model. The contemporary, new look complements the company’s uncompromised history of quality and craftsmanship.


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Keysight's Genesys 2015 software enables fastest realization of RF systems & circuits

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the latest release of its industry leading, affordable RF simulation and synthesis software, Genesys 2015. Designed for circuit and system designers, the software features breakthrough Keysight Sys-Parameters that enables RF system simulation with off-the-shelf component datasheets; and comprehensive RF circuit synthesis to enable the industry’s fastest realization of RF systems and circuits.


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Keysight’s low-frequency noise measurement system adopted by China CEPREI Lab

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that CEPREI Laboratory has successfully adopted the Keysight EEsof EDA E4727A Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer(A-LFNA) for measurement and analysis of flicker noise (1/f noise) and random telegraph noise (RTN) during its reliability studies of semiconductor devices including MOSFETs, HEMTs and TFTs.


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Keysight's UXM wireless test set integrated into MVG’s WaveStudio OTA solution

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that the Keysight UXM Wireless Test Set is now fully integrated and supported by WaveStudio, MVG’s OTA dedicated measurement software suite. As an integral part of MVG’s OTA measurement solution, the UXM has been used to provide support for carrier aggregation; an important LTE-A feature that requires advanced test and measurement.


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Keysight Technologies announces the Keysight Distinguished University program

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced the Keysight Distinguished University Program; a program designed to identify and acknowledge educational excellence in creating industry-ready engineers. The program provides a strong level of cooperation and support between each participating University and Keysight. The program also creates a process to engage students in industry-related projects based on the latest technologies.


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Keysight Technologies introduces PAM-4 Analysis software for oscilloscope platforms

Keysight introduced measurement application software designed to help engineers quickly and accurately measure and quantify PAM-4 (pulse amplitude modulation with four amplitude levels) signals. The software is used with the Keysight S-Series, 90000A, V-Series, 90000 X- and Z-Series real-time oscilloscope platforms and the 86100D DCA-X Infiniium sampling oscilloscope.


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Keysight introduces multichannel streaming and recording on its AXIe receiver

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced multi-module synchronization for its M9703B AXIe high-speed digitizer/wideband digital receiver– increasing the total number of streaming and recording channels available with the M9703B. The new bundles options (-CB1/-CB2) enable multichannel phase coherent digital down conversion (DDC) which has applications in 5G, radar and satellite communications, and aerospace & defense.


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Keysight adds Bluetooth audio measurement capabilities to performance audio analyzer

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced the enhanced U8903B audio analyzer with new Bluetooth® audio measurement capabilities. The Bluetooth option enables the U8903B to make high-performance Bluetooth audio testing for R&D, quality assurance and production tests in the consumer and professional audio and wireless communication industries.


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Keysight introduces analyzer for design, test of three-phase power devices

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced an extension to the IntegraVision family of power analyzers, the first in the industry to combine high-accuracy power measurements and touch-driven oscilloscope visualization in a single instrument. The Keysight IntegraVision PA2203A 4-channel power analyzer gives R&D engineers working on three-phase power devices an intuitive tool that delivers the dynamic views they need to see, measure and prove design performance.


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Keysight selects Fraunhofer EMFT as its first low-frequency noise reference center

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT (Fraunhofer EMFT) is the first low-frequency noise measurements reference center able to demonstrate the Keysight EEsof EDAs E4727A Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).


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Keysight Technologies announces new organizational structure

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced a new organizational structure designed to align the company’s activities with the development of customer solutions. The organizational changes include the creation of a centralized Corporate Planning and Technology team, and a move to three customer-focused business groups – the Communications Solutions Group, the Industrial Solutions Group and the Services Solutions Group.


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Keysight to demonstrate innovative design, test solutions at Automotive Expo

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced it will demonstrate innovative test solutions at the Automotive Testing Expo (www.testing-expo.com/usa), Suburban Collection Showplace, Booth 2008, Novi, Michigan, Oct. 20-22. These solutions help automotive design and test engineers deliver the power efficiency and the functional safety expected in the vehicles of today and tomorrow.


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Keysight Technologies to demonstrate latest software solutions at CSICS

 Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate its latest RF circuit, system and 3-D electromagnetic design and electro-thermal simulation software solutions at the Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS 2015), Sheraton New Orleans, Booth 601, New Orleans, Oct. 11-14. Keysight EEsof EDA is a silver-level sponsor of the event. 


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Keysight's new VXT PXIe delivers faster solution creation, reduced test times

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the VXT PXIe vector transceiver, a fully calibrated instrument module that provides vector signal generation and analysis in four slots. With accelerated measurements and deep software, the VXT is purpose-built for rapid solution creation and faster throughput in manufacturing test of wireless components and “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices.


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Keysight donates EDA Software to South Korea’s Chungnam National University

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced its donation of Keysight EDA software to Chungnam National University (CNU) in Daejeon, South Korea, as part of the Keysight EEsof EDA University Educational Support Program. This is the third software donation this year, following earlier donations to South Korea’s Sogang and Dongguk Universities, and is intended to help CNU foster well-rounded electronics engineering experts.


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Keysight Technologies introduces low-frequency ENA Series VNA options

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced five new frequency options for its E5063A ENA series network analyzerand set the E5063A’s new starting price at $10,000. With these new options and price, the E5063A now offers the best balance between price and performance. This allows passive component manufacturers to satisfy business and technical requirements.


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Keysight announces industry’s first 50 GHz handheld combination analyzer

Keysight Technologies Inc. added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer to provide coverage to 50 GHz. With more built-in capabilities than similar analyzers, FieldFox can replace three or four single-function instruments – benchtop or handheld – that are typically used for maintenance and troubleshooting of systems that operate at or above Ka-band frequencies.


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Keysight Technologies announces purchase of Electroservices Enterprises Ltd.

 Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced it has purchased Electroservices Enterprises Ltd, a U.K. company specializing in test equipment service and solutions. Based in Telford, Electroservices provides a broad range of electrical, mechanical and physical calibration, repair and asset management services to a large number of defense, telecom and industrial customers. 


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Keysight educational programs now in more than 200 universities

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that more than 200 universities in North America are now participating in the Keysight EEsof EDA University Educational Support Programs, which provide several thousand students with EDA software licenses. As a result, more students than ever are returning to school this fall with the tools necessary to become industry-ready engineers. 


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Keysight Technologies introduces 5G Channel Sounding Reference Solution

Keysight Technologies Inc. affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the introduction of the 5G channel sounding Reference Solution. The new Reference Solution is designed for accelerating advanced research of millimeter-wave 5G channel models and includes ultra-broadband and MIMO, key requirements to measure the millimeter-wave channel and validate new air interface standards.


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Keysight adds signal generation capabilities to Signal Studio software

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced significant updates to its Signal Studio for LTE/LTE-Advanced FDD (N7624B) and TDD (N7625B) software. Both signal-creation tools now support key features of 3GPP Release 12 (Rel-12), accelerating time-to-market for developers of user equipment (UE) and evolved NodeB (eNB) base transceiver stations (BTS) designed to achieve greater spectral efficiency, higher data rates and more-robust links in heterogeneous networks (HetNets).


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Keysight introduces ISO CAN FD triggering, decode option for InfiniiVision oscilloscopes

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced ISO CAN FD (controller area network with flexible data rate) decoding and triggering for its InfiniiVision 4000 and 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes. The new capabilities improve engineers' efficiency in debugging the ISO 11898-1 standard CAN FD, as well as the original non-ISO CAN FD protocol. 


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Keysight Technologies demonstrates electro-thermal solver at IMS2015

Keysight Technologies Inc. demonstrated the Advanced Design System (ADS) Electro-Thermal Simulator at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015, Booth 739, Phoenix, May 17-22. The solution provides accurate, temperature aware IC simulation results by using device temperatures that take into account thermal coupling and thermal characteristics of the RFIC/MMIC component packaging.


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Keysight Technologies expands UXM Wireless Test Set LTE-A capabilities

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced new enhancements to the E7515A UXM wireless test set to address leading-edgeLTE-A carrier aggregation (CA) test requirements. New capabilities include support for downlink 4CC1, 256 QAM, and LTE-U with up to three unlicensed carriers, as well as FDD-TDD mixed CA and uplink intra- and inter-band CA measurements.

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Keysight works with MediaTek on mobile chipset manufacturing test solution

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has worked with MediaTek on the release of a manufacturing test solution for the MediaTek MT6735 mobile chipset, based on the Keysight E6640 EXM wireless test set. The MT6735, released in October of 2014, is an LTE 64-bit mobile SoC platform with integrated modem, RF and CorePilot™ technology, for use by global operators targeted at the emerging mid-range smartphone market called, Super-mid. The MT6735 builds upon MediaTek's existing LTE platform by adding CDMA2000 to create WorldMode modem capability.


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Keysight’s signal studio software simplifies MESG for A & D applications

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced N7660B Signal Studio for multi-emitter scenario generation (MESG). The software provides aerospace/defense engineers with performance-optimized, Keysight-validated multi-emitter signals that they can download to one or more Keysight N5193A UXG agile signal generators for effective testing of electronic countermeasures (ECM) systems.


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Keysight Technologies introduces EXM Wireless Test Set capabilities

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced new capabilities for the EXM wireless test set.The capabilities were added to address the latest technology evolutions in wireless communications with support for WLAN 802.11p, 802.11ah, 802.11ac Wave 2 Measurements, and Bluetooth® 4.2. The EXM now can make the measurements required to efficiently manufacture today’s and tomorrow’s Internet-of-Things wireless devices.


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Keysight's EXF supports high-volume manufacturing of femtocells with Broadcom chipsets

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that its E6650A EXF wireless test set for femtocell now supports high-volume manufacturing test for designs using Broadcom Corp.’s BCM617xx series small cell chipsets. The EXF one-box tester delivers the speed, performance and scalability today’s manufacturers need to quickly ramp up production and lower its cost-of-test.


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Keysight and TUSUR to build RF/microwave research and teaching laboratory

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics(TUSUR). The goal of the partnership is to organize the Center of Competence that will develop teaching and research programs to advance students' understanding of RF and microwave technologies.


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Keysight Technologies Donates $120 Million Gift of Software, Support and Training to Georgia Institute of Technology

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the largest in-kind software donation in its longstanding relationship with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Keysight’s latest in-kind donation is valued at approximately $120 million (book value) over three years and will comprise Keysight EEsof EDA software, support and training. The donation is being given as part of the Keysight EEsof EDA University Alliance program.


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Keysight Technologies and Kwangwoon University Radio Research Center Co-host 5G and mmWave Workshop

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it co-hosted a 5G and millimeter-Wave (mmWave) workshop with Kwangwoon University Radio Research Center, Seoul, South Korea. The 5G event, held in October, was the first co-hosted event in the region with over 190 in attendance. The event theme ‘‘Taking 5G from Vision to Reality” focused on 5G and mmWave research, solutions and technologies.


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Keysight Technologies Announces Unique Ability to Extend Frequency Range of Existing X-Series Signal Analyzers

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced frequency-extension upgrades for its PXA, MXA and EXA X-Series signal analyzers. Currently, no other manufacturer provides the opportunity to upgrade frequency range after the initial purchase of a signal analyzer. With this offering, users can extend the frequency of their existing instrument to the maximum available frequency of the analyzer model.


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Keysight Technologies Supports B4G/5G Technology Development at National Taiwan University’s High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center. Keysight also announced that is has joined the B4G/5G Technology Forum. The lab is one of the projects at the center aiming to develop key components used in Beyond 4G and 5G mobile communication systems.


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Keysight Technologies Recognized by UK Aerospace and Defence Organisation

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it has received SC21 (Supply Chains for the 21st Century) Silver Award status by the ADS Group, a U.K. aerospace, defense, security and space trade organization. The award presentation was held at the Finmecannica-Selex ES Edinburgh facility in Edinburgh Scotland. Phil Curnock, head of supply chain at the ADS Group; Keysight’s SC21 sponsors Amanda Smith, head of asset management; and Fern Scott, procurement manager for Airbus Defence and Space Limited, presented the award to Keysight Technologies U.K.


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Keysight to demonstrate new InfiniiVision oscilloscope options at Automotive Expo

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate solutions that improve automotive engineers' efficiency in debugging controller area network with flexible data-rate (CAN FD) and single-edge nibble transmission (SENT) serial buses at the Automotive Testing Expo, Suburban Collection Showplace, Booth 12024, Novi, Michigan, Oct. 28-30. 


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Keysight Technologies to demonstrate at CSICS

 Keysight Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate its latest RF circuit, system and 3D electromagnetic design and simulation solutions at the Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS 2014), Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, San Diego, California, Oct. 19-22. Keysight EEsof EDA is a silver-level sponsor of the event. 


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Keysight Technologies Announces Availability of RF Power Amplifier Test, Envelope Tracking in Power Amplifiers Application Notes

The “Solutions for RF Power Amplifier Testand Solutions for Implementing Envelope Tracking in Power Amplifiersare the newest in the series of Keysight Power of Wireless application notes designed to provide a better understanding into the intricacies of the continuously evolving wireless industry and to help users accelerate development of their products.


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Keysight’s agile signal generator delivers reliable switching in complex simulations

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the N5193A UXG agile signal generator, an off-the-shelf instrument that enables highly realistic and scalable threat simulations for aerospace/defense applications. The UXG is also a dependable slide-in replacement for the legacy fast-switching local oscillators (LOs) often used in large, dedicated simulation systems.

 

 


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Keysight Technologies introduces 65-GSa/s high-speed arbitrary waveform generator

 Keysight Technologies, Inc. added a 65-GSa/s, 20-GHz modular instrument to its portfolio of arbitrary waveform generators. The new high-speed, wide-bandwidthM8195A arbitrary waveform generator allows engineers to generate digital, multilevel (e.g. PAM4, MIPI C-PHY) signal scenarios and test their electrical and optical links with complex modulated signals up to 32 GBaud and beyond. This makes the M8195A the most versatile signal generator in the industry. 


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Agilent Technologies accelerates wireless/defense design co-validation with Mentor Questa

 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its SystemVue 2013.08 Service Pack 1 supports co-simulation with the Questa functional verification platform from Mentor Graphics. System architects and FPGA designers are now able to cross-validate RF and DSP architectures directly, saving research and development time, as well as design iterations in high-performance applications, such as radar and communications. 


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Visit Agilent at IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2014

Focus on the latest developments in microwave technology at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2014 in Tampa, Florida, June 1-6. Join the world's largest gathering of RF/uW professionals in workshops, short courses, paper presentations, and panel sessions. Stop by Booth 1133 to discover the difference Agilent solutions can make in helping you achieve breakthrough results.


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Agilent Technologies' automatic fixture removal option enables industry's fastest, easiest non-coaxial device measurement

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a powerful new automatic fixture removal (AFR) option for its PNA Series network analyzers. Previously available only in Agilent’s Physical Layer Test System (PLTS) software, the error-correction technique is the industry's fastest, easiest way to accurately measure non-coaxial devices, saving engineers time and money.


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Agilent Technologies introduces impedance analyzers with flexible frequency options

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Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the Agilent  E4990A and  E4991B impedance analyzers, specifically designed for R&D, quality assurance and inspection engineers characterizing and evaluating passive electronic components, semiconductor devices and materials. The analyzers provide unparalleled accuracy and the best performance in the industry with flexible frequency options, all at an affordable price.


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Agilent Technologies' advanced design system software selected by GIT Japan

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that GIT Japan Inc., a provider of advanced interface technologies between people and information, and a competence center for ultrawideband (UWB) chipset and module development, has selected Agilent EEsof EDA’s Advanced Design System (ADS) electronic design automation platform for complete GaAs/GaN- and silicon-based RFIC/MMIC implementations.


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Agilent Technologies acquires electrothermal analysis technology from Gradient Design Automation

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced its acquisition of electrothermal analysis technology from Gradient Design Automation, the maker of HeatWave electrothermal analysis software. Agilent EEsof EDA now has sole ownership of Gradient’s core technology and will serve customers of both the integrated Advanced Design System softwaresolution and Gradient’s HeatWave solution.


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Agilent to show test and measurement solutions at OFC 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. will show test and measurement solutions at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition, March 11-13 in San Francisco, CA. Agilent is the only T&M vendor offering solutions along the entire value chain of the Web 2.0—from components through data centers to telecom, addressing the latest technologies such as silicon photonics and coherent, multi-carrier transmission.


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Agilent introduces high-performance 14-Slot AXIe chassis for large multi-channel test systems

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a high-performance 14-slot AXIe chassis and system module. This unique technology enables multi-module system capabilities that allow test engineers working in radar, antenna, high-energy physics and digital to set up large systems with all modules in a single chassis, providing better module-to-module synchronization and performance.


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Agilent's newest X-Series measurement application supports LTE-A RF conformance testing to 3GPP Release 11

Agilent Technologies Inc. extended its leadership in LTE-Advanced measurement with its latest X-Series measurement application release. The software provides the most comprehensive RF conformance testing of LTE-Advanced FDD and TDD transmitters and components to the 3GPP Release 11 specification. It is available for both benchtop and modular products.


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Agilent simulation & modeling software selected by Nitronex for high-power GaN design

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Nitronex, a GaAs labs company and leading producer of GaN-on-silicon RF power devices, has selected Agilent to provide a complete GaN design flow that spans both device modeling and circuit simulation. The flow uses Agilent EEsof EDA’s IC-CAP model extraction software and Advanced Design System (ADS) circuit and system simulator—both market-leading platforms in RF and microwave design.


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Agilent's model extraction and qualification software adopted by Microchip Technology

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has adopted Agilent EEsof EDA’s Model Builder Program and Model Quality Assurance software. Microchip Technology will use the software to create internal fabrication device model libraries or process design kits, modify external foundry libraries, and validate supported devices from internal and external sources.


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Agilent accelerates smartphone, defense simulations by a factor of 64

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that SystemVue, its premier platform for communications and aerospace/defense systems design, supports high-performance distributed computing. System architects of wireless, 4G smartphone and radar applications can now verify next-generation system performance up to 64 times faster using Linux-based grid computing managers such as the IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility.


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Agilent increases test efficiency with next gen of optical modulation analyzer software

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the next generation of optical modulation analysis software for its family of optical modulation analyzers. The new software makes it easy for photonic engineers to set up tests on their optical modulation analyzers, increasing test efficiency by cutting the number of steps in half. By automating the execution of tests, the software also minimizes testing errors.


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Agilent outfits UC Berkeley electronics lab with $300,000 of test equipment

Test & Measurement

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it  donated bench-top electronic measurement equipment worth $300,000 to the Texas Instruments Electronics Design Laboratory, which opened at the University of California, Berkeley. The new lab will provide more than 1,000 Berkeley students each year with hands-on experience applying the principles they learn in gateway electrical engineering courses such as microelectronic circuit design.


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Agilent announces standard 3-year warranty for all electronic test instruments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that all new Agilent electronic test instruments sold after this date will be covered by a “bumper-to-bumper” three-year repair warranty. The increase from one year to three years is the result of ongoing quality initiatives that, from 2002 to 2012, yielded unprecedented improvements in product reliability and earned top marks in an independent customer survey rating RF and microwave product quality.


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Agilent introduces wireless communications test set with integrated multiport adapter

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced its new E6607C EXT wireless communications test set, featuring an integrated multiport adapter for cost-effective, high-volume wireless device manufacturing test. Optimized for testing multiple devices simultaneously, the EXT-C with integrated multiport adapter enables up to 3x gain in effective test throughput (vs. the EXT-B) for less than 1.3x the price.


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Agilent introduces industry's lowest-priced USB 2.0 signal-quality test option

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the industry’s lowest-priced USB 2.0 signal-quality test option. This option for the InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes supports low-speed, full-speed and hi-speed USB applications. The USB interface is used extensively for computer applications and for a broad range of embedded connectivity applications.


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Agilent announces opening of calibration and repair service center for test instruments in Vietnam

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the opening of a new calibration and repair service center for electronic test instruments in Hanoi, Vietnam. The new Agilent Advantage Services facility will offer local calibration and repair services, adding to more than 50 service locations around the world.


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Agilent extends high-performance noise-figure measurement technique to 50 GHz

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the extension of its source-corrected noise-figure measurement capability in PNA-X network analyzers to 43.5 and 50 GHz, while continuing to maintain the highest noise-figure measurement accuracy in the industry. Built directly into the Agilent PNA-X, the technique provides a complete single-connection, multiple-measurement capability for R&D and manufacturing engineers developing and testing low-noise transistors, amplifiers, frequency converters and transmit/receive modules.


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Agilent opens PicoCafé, an online forum for atomic force microscope users

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the launch of its online Pico Café, an interactive web community created exclusively for atomic force microscope users. Agilent AFM users from around the world are invited to visit the new PicoCafé at www.agilent.com/find/picocafe to share original script programming and instrumentation-related insights with one another.


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Agilent announces expansion of Hermon Labs’ acoustic wireless handset conformance test solution

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Hermon Labs has expanded its acoustic testing for GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA and 3GPP to include the latest acoustical testing for LTE and Voice over LTE using Agilent’s E6621A PXT wireless communications test set. Hermon Labs offers global compliance test solutions that include EMC, radio, product safety, environment and telecom.


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Agilent introduces 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop accuracy

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop-instrument accuracy in field-test environments. Designed for harsh conditions and hard-to-reach locations, FieldFox analyzers cover satellite communications, microwave backhaul, military communications, radar systems and a wide range of additional applications.


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Agilent congratulates team at CERN for measuring what many thought immeasurable

Agilent Technologies Inc. offers its congratulations to the team at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, more commonly known as CERN, for discovering — at 99.9999 percent confidence — what is almost certainly the long-sought Higgs boson, an elementary particle that had been predicted to exist for theoretical reasons. Agilent is proud to have provided technology that played a part in this landmark discovery.


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Agilent to launch seminar tour focused on principles of system design for automated testing

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it will launch a seminar tour on system design principles, including on-site demonstrations, case studies and expert insight into how to develop high-capacity and high-performance electronic test systems. At these complimentary full-day technical seminars, Agilent experts and leading system integrators will cover the latest technologies for automated instrumentation in a broad set of industries.


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Agilent launches webcasts series on new FieldFox handheld analyzers

The series of application-focused webcasts instruct to make precise RF and microwave measurements with the new FieldFox family of microwave analyzers. Test results are comparable to that of benchtop equipment in the lab as well as field installation and maintenance environments. Topics include techniques for precise interference measurements, cable and antenna measurements, calibration and alignment measurements, time domain measurements and precise power measurements.


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Agilent introduces 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop accuracy

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop-instrument accuracy in field-test environments. Designed for harsh conditions and hard-to-reach locations, FieldFox analyzers cover satellite communications, microwave backhaul, military communications, radar systems and a wide range of additional applications.


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Agilent introduces family of waveform generators with unrivaled signal accuracy

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 33500B Series waveform generators. The eight new one- and two-channel models, which generate waveforms up to 30 MHz, incorporate exclusive Trueform signal-generation technology. Trueform enables these models to offer unmatched capabilities for generating a full range of signals for the most demanding measurements required when designing electronic devices.


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Agilent Technologies announces wireless communications test set

p> Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the E6607B EXT wireless communications test set and companion E6617A multiport adapter. Optimized for non-signaling testing, the EXT/MPA combination increases test throughput and reduces the cost of test in the manufacturing of current- and next-generation smartphones and tablets that contain multiformat and multiband technologies.


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Agilent provides new application note on voice over LTE

The Agilent Power of X application notes provide insight into solving tough measurement problems in a unique way for both the design and manufacturing environments. The new “Solutions for Enabling Fast, Accurate and Efficient Testing of Voice Quality in LTE User Equipment (UE)” 5991-0794EN, available now, offers information into how to best address the long list of test requirements when testing the voice quality of LTE UE with the right VoIP test building blocks.


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Agilent's Bluetooth RF test solution speeds development of devices based on TI ICs

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced its Bluetooth low-energy test solution on the N4010A wireless connectivity test set was verified by Texas Instruments Inc. for use with TI’s integrated circuits in Bluetooth Smart and Smart-Ready devices. The Bluetooth low-energy Tx/Rx test capability on N4010A gives manufacturers and design houses reliable and efficient test solutions for single-mode and dual-mode devices.


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Agilent Technologies introduces 6 GHz signal generators with industry-best performance

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced four new X-Series signal generators that provide unmatched performance in phase noise, output power, ACPR, EVM and bandwidth. With these capabilities, Agilent’s new MXG and EXG products (available in analog and vector models) support the development of components and receivers that meet the complex challenges of mitigating interference, speeding data throughput and increasing signal quality in applications such as radar, military communications and consumer wireless.
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Agilent will acquire Centellax’s test and measurement business

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Centellax announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Agilent to acquire the assets of Centellax’s test and measurement business. Centellax, a privately held company, designs and manufactures key technology and products such as bit-error ratio testers and signal generators used for testing high-speed digital communication systems and components.


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Agilent to demo new test solutions at CTIA

Agilent Technologies Inc. will demonstrate its high-performance test and measurement solutions at the CTIA Wireless show, May 8-10, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Booth 3935) in New Orleans. The company’s new solutions provide greater insight into devices being designed and tested, accelerating the development of the latest wireless technologies, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, GNSS, DC-HSDPA, 802.11ac WLAN and femtocells.


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Products

Battery-Drain Analysis Solution

keysight-Battery-Drain-Analysis-SolutionKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a battery-drain analysis solution that delivers insight into critical applications for the energy, automotive and medical device industries. Keysight is the only company that offers this integrated solution for accurate battery-drain analysis and provides the needed testing information required to manage the wide dynamic-current-range utilized by these devices.


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High-Performance 64 GBaud BERT: M8040A

M8040A high-performance BERTKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced a M8040A high-performance BERT for testing PAM-4 and NRZ devices that operate up to 64 GBaud. Engineers in validation labs and R&D who characterize receivers on the physical layer for the next generation of data center interconnects will benefit from simplified test setups and repeatable and accurate results. Users can control the M8040A from a graphical and remote control interface.


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PXIe Multiport Vector Network Analyzer: M937xA

Method of Implementation (MOI) documentKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a new method of implementation (MOI) document for cable assembly compliance tests defined in Rev. 1.1 of the USB Type-C specification and Rev. 1.0 of the USB Type-C compliance test specification (CTS). M937xA PXIe Multiport VNA provides true multiport measurements with full N-port calibration and an inherent frequency domain measurement capability.


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Series of Five RF Power Amplifier Design Videos

five RF power amplifier (PA) design videosKeysight EEsof EDA has released a series of five RF power amplifier (PA) design videos intended to provide engineers with the building blocks to design more complex PA classes (i.e., A, AB, B, F, E and J). For designers new to high-frequency PA circuit design, the series provides a good starting point for understanding the challenges involved with PA circuit design, while experienced designers will gain new and unique insight into the fundamentals.


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Integration of UXM Wireless Test Set

Keysight UXM Wireless Test SetKeysight Technologies Inc. and Bluetest AB announced that the Keysight UXM Wireless Test Set has now been integrated into Bluetest’s leading reverberation chamber OTA test solutions, enabling mutual customers to make measurements quickly and with confidence. Bluetest’s Reverberation Test System RTS65 and measurement software Flow makes it quite easy to add additional streams to the test set-up. Bluetest RTS is available with up to eight measurement ports.


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Real-Time Oscilloscope Software Updates: N8827A PAM-4 / N8834A

N8827A PAM-4 Analysis SoftwareKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced two software updates for its real-time oscilloscope products. The software updates are currently available in the Infiniium oscilloscope firmware version 5.60. The N8827A PAM-4 analysis software update adds bit error ratio (BER) capabilities for 4-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM-4) based signals. The N8834A MultiScope software update adds support for Keysight’s InfiniiVision oscilloscopes.


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Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

UXM, Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE ModemKeysight Technologies Inc. announced successful verification of 1Gbps IP data throughput with the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and the E7515A UXM wireless test set. This accomplishment brings support for LTE-A category 16 (Cat16) IP data throughput in a benchtop network emulator.


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Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Application

U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed DigitizerKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) application options running at 1 GS/s (-SS2) and 500 MS/s (-SS1). The options, now available on the U5303A high-speed data acquisition PCIe card, enable OEMs to obtain faster image acquisition by increasing sampling rate and A-scan rate. This allows for non-invasive, high-speed medical imaging in various applications.


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Device Current Waveform Analyzer: CX3300 Series

CX3300 image002_highKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced the world's first analyzer enabling a minimum of 100 pA level dynamic current measurements with a maximum of 200 MHz bandwidth, 1 GSa/s sampling rate and 14- or 16-bit wide dynamic range. The Keysight CX3300 series device current waveform analyzer is a new category of instrument and is ideally suited for researchers struggling with high-speed transient current measurements during advanced device characterization.


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Advanced Design System Software: ADS 2016

image001_highKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced the latest release of its powerful advanced design system (ADS) software, ADS 2016. The software improves design productivity and speeds circuit and electromagnetic simulation performance. ADS 2016 provides new RF printed circuit board, laminate, module, and silicon RFIC products, as well as technologies, capabilities and other enhancements.


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Audio Analyzer with Bluetooth: U8903B

Bluetooth® Audio MeasurementKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced the enhanced U8903B audio analyzer with Bluetooth audio measurement capabilities. The Bluetooth option enables the U8903B to make high-performance Bluetooth audio testing for R&D, quality assurance and production tests in the consumer and professional audio and wireless communication industries.The U8903B operates with Bluetooth version 4.0 and supports AGHSP/HSP 1.2, AGHFP/HFP 1.6, A2DP and AVRCP profiles.


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Four-Level Pulsed Amplitude Modulation Capability

PAM-4.1Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced a four-level pulsed amplitude modulation (PAM-4) capability for the Keysight EEs of EDA Advanced Design System (ADS) Channel Simulator. The introduction of this capability further advances Keysight’s leadership position in IBIS-AMI SerDes channel simulation. With Keysight’s new ADS PAM-4 capability, system designers can now use PAM-4 IBIS-AMI models within the industry standard ADS Channel Simulator.


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Four-Channel Power Analyzer: IntegraVision PA2203A

IntegraVision PA2203AKeysight's IntegraVision PA2203A 4-channel power analyzer gives R&D engineers working on three-phase power devices an intuitive tool that delivers the dynamic views they need to see. The PA2203A provides 0.05 percent basic accuracy, 16-bit resolution measurements and additionally lets users visualize transients, in-rush currents and state changes with a 5-M samples-per-second digitizer that captures voltage, current and power in real time with 2.5-MHz bandwidth.


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TS-8989 Body and Safety Electronics Reference Solution

TS-8989 Automotive Body and Safety Test Reference SolutionKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the TS-8989 Body and Safety Electronics Reference Solution, a ready-to-go PXI-based solution for testing body and safety control modules in the automotive electronic test space. The TS-8989 reference solution includes a chassis that combines an 8-slot PXI chassis, and 11-slot switch/load unit with an integrated 8-ch DIO and ±12 V fixed DC power supply for fixture control.


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Wireless Power Transfer Analysis Software

Wireless Power Transfer Analysis SoftwareKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced a wireless power transfer analysis option for its E5072A, E5061B, and E5063A ENA series network analyzers. With this software option, the ENA series network analyzers are now able to effectively address the needs of emerging wireless power transfer (WPT) markets. A key factor in designing WPT devices is the performance of the power transfer efficiency between coupled coils and resonators.


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5G Millimeter-Wave Research

5G Wireless Technology ResearchKeysight Technologies Inc. announced it is collaborating with the University of Bristol on 5G millimeter-wave research. The collaboration combines Bristol’s leading-edge wireless research with Keysight’s deep experience and capability in millimeter-wave and ultra-broadband simulation, design, test and measurement. The work will contribute to the development of the new capabilities needed for 5G.


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Photovoltaic Array Simulators: N8937APV / N8957APV

Photovoltaic Array Simulators  N8937APV  N8957APVKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced two photovoltaic array simulators, the N8937APV and N8957APV, to help engineers develop, verify and maximize the performance of inverter maximum power point tracking algorithms and circuits. Engineers can use the Keysight N8937APV and N8957APV photovoltaic array (PV) simulators in a laboratory or on a manufacturing line to simulate the output characteristics of a real-world photovoltaic array.


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Memory Analysis Software: B4661A

Memory Analysis Software  B4661AKeysight Technologies Inc. announced a software package for use with Keysight logic analyzers, the B4661A memory analysis software.The Keysight B4661A memory analysis software offers the industry’s only functional-level compliance violation testing capability across DDR4 and LPDDR4 speed changes. The B4661A memory analysis software has a performance analysis option that provides powerful new trace overview and navigation features.


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5G Channel Sounding Reference Solution

5GChannelSounding_highKeysight Technologies Inc. affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the introduction of the 5G channel sounding Reference Solution. The new reference solution is designed for accelerating advanced research of millimeter-wave 5G channel models and includes ultra-broadband and MIMO, key requirements to measure the millimeter-wave channel and validate new air interface standards.


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Two Handheld Thermal Imagers: U5856A and U5857A

U5856A and U5857AKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the addition of two higher temperature models to its thermal imagers’ portfolio. The U5856A and U5857A can perform temperature measurements up to 650 degrees C and 1200 degrees C respectively. This allows users to detect a wide temperature range for various applications such as petrochemical and steel processing, electrical and mechanical applications, building maintenance and even electronics applications.


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E5071C-TDR MOI Guide for High Speed Digital Applications

E5071C-TDR MOI GuideKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of its Method of Implementation (MOI) guide for PCIe 3.0 Transmitter/Receiver (Tx/Rx) Impedance and Return Loss Tests (Hot TDR/RL) using the ENA Series network analyzer’s enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR). The guide details procedures for time and frequency domain measurements and is used with a test package, such as Keysight’s state file, to simplify compliance testing and setup.


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Ball Grid Array Interposer Solution: W4636A

W4636AKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced a ball grid array interposer solution for testing DDR4 x 16 dynamic random access memory designs with a logic analyzer. Engineers can quickly and accurately capture address and command signals, and a subset of data signals, for debugging designs and performing functional validation measurements for data rates up to 2,400 Mb/s. The W4636A BGA is the world’s smallest DDR4 x16 BGA interposer solution for use with a logic analyzer.


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64 Synchronous Multichannel Data Acquisition System

64ch-systKeysight Technologies Inc. announced it has developed a highly dense, 64 synchronous multichannel data acquisition system. The system is composed of eight M9703A AXIe high-speed digitizers in a 14-slot chassis and was developed for an enterprise leader in satellite telecommunication systems. The synchronization is realized through its unique AXIe local bus backplane. Up to 13 modules could potentially be installed in the chassis for a total of 104 channels.


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Power Analyzer with Touch-Driven Oscilloscope Visualization Capability

Power Analyzer with Touch-DrivenKeysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the first power analyzer that combines accurate power measurements and touch-driven oscilloscope visualization capability in a single instrument. The Keysight IntegraVision power analyzer makes it easy for R&D engineers who are designing and testing electronic power conversion systems to access dynamic views of current, voltage and power.


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GoldenGate Software

goldengatesoftwareKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the latest release of GoldenGatesoftware, the industry’s most trusted and proven simulation, analysis and verification solution for large-scale RFIC circuit design. Keysight EEsof EDA’s GoldenGate 2015.01 offers new and enhanced capabilities designed to improve productivity and efficiency for silicon RFIC designers.


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Digital-Storage/Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes: 3000T X-Series

3000T X-SeriesKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series digital-storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes with intuitive graphical triggering capability. This new oscilloscope series delivers capacitive touch screens and zone triggering to the mainstream oscilloscope market for the first time. The scopes help engineers overcome usability and triggering challenges and improve their problem-solving capability and productivity.


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MXE EMI Receiver: N9038A

N9038A MXE EMI ReceiverKeysight Technologies Inc. announced that its N9038A MXE EMI receiver is now available with a frequency range of 20 Hz to 3.6 GHz.Designed specifically for EMC testing, the MXE EMI receiver is compliant with the world’s two major sets of requirements: CISPR 16-1-1 for commercial products and MIL-STD-461 for military systems. With the new option, test engineers can configure the MXE with a frequency range of 20 Hz to 3.6, 8.4, 26.5, or 44 GHz.


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Advanced Design System Software Release: ADS 2015

ADS2015Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced the latest release of its powerful Advanced Design System (ADS) software, ADS 2015. Featuring silicon RFIC interoperability with Cadence’s Virtuoso, GoldenGate-in-ADS, and a host of capabilities intended to increase design efficiency. Additional new capabilities and enhancements available in ADS 2015 include the new DDR bus simulator and the new RFIC cockpit that expands the ADS schematic control block.


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BenchVue, Instrument Programming PC Software

BenchVue SoftwareKeysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the next-generation of BenchVue, an intuitive, easy-to-use PC software application that provides multiple-instrument measurement visibility and data capture that eliminates the need for instrument programming. This release of BenchVue features expanded data logging capabilities .


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IO Libraries Suite 17 and Command Expert Software

IO Libraries Suite 17Keysight Technologies Inc. announced new versions of its IO Libraries Suite and Command Expert software products. The two software updates provide increased capability and improved usability. IO Libraries Suite 17 is the next generation of instrument control and with the latest version of Command Expert, users will find it even easier to make measurements and send signals.


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MOI For Tx/Rx Interface S-Parameter

MIPI D-PHY v1.1Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of its Method of Implementation (MOI) document for the transmitter/receiver (Tx/Rx) interface S-parameter and impedance tests defined in version 1.1 of the MIPI Alliance Specification for D-PHY. The MOI, together with a test package such as a state file, works with the ENA Series network analyzer’s enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR).


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MOI For USB 2.0

USB 2.0 Cable-Connector Assembly Compliance Test SolutionKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of its Method of Implementation (MOI) document for USB 2.0 connector and cable assembly compliance testing using the ENA Series network analyzer’s enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR).  USB 2.0 remains popular for car navigation systems and other applications where a 480 Mbps or less transfer rate is just enough.


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High Bandwidth/Low Noise Oscilloscope: N7020A

N7020AKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced the industry’s highest bandwidth and lowest noise oscilloscope probe for making power integrity measurements to characterize DC power rails. The new Keysight N7020A power-rail probe specifications are tailored for a wide variety of DC power-rail measurements. Probe specifications include very low noise, a large ± 24-V offset range and 2-GHz bandwidth.


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Femto/Picoammeters and Electrometers: B2980A Series

B2980AKeysight Technologies Inc. introduced the B2980A Series of femto/picoammeters and electrometers, the world’s first graphical picoammeters and electrometers to confidently measure down to 0.01 fA which is 0.01 x 10-15 A, and up to 10 petaohms (PΩ) which is 10 x 1015 ohms. The B2980A Series meters offers best-in-class performance, with a 2 pA to 20 mA operating range and an internal 1000 V source.


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Frequency Domain Analysis Option: N8832A-001

N8832A-001Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a frequency domain analysis (FDA) option, the industry’s first user-extensible spectrum frequency domain analysis applicationsolution for real-time oscilloscopes. Option N8832A-001 includes the application, the application source code for user extensibility, and MATLAB software. These tools allow engineers to extend the application’s capabilities to meet their current and future testing needs.


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Signal Analyzers: MXA and EXA X-Series

x-seriesAgilent Technologies Inc. announced a series of enhancements for its MXA and EXA X-Series signal analyzers. The enhancements are ideal for engineers performing wireless communications and general-purpose testing at various phases of the product life cycle, from R&D and design verification to manufacturing and installation.


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Reference Solution: RF Power Amplifier Test

ReferenceSolutionAgilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of  Reference Solutions, a combination of hardware, software and measurement expertise that delivers the essential components of electronic test systems. Reference Solutions also include utilities such as example program source code - highly optimized for specific applications - which show users how to get the most out of their test system.


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High-Speed Digitizer: U5303A

U5303AAgilent Technologies Inc. introduced its next-generation real-time peak detection as one of the additional functionalities for its award-winning PCIe high-speed digitizers, starting with the U5303A 12-bit digitizer. Several data processing algorithms can be hosted at the same time in the FPGA, allowing easy and fast switching from one to the other using the high-speed digitizer driver.


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Waveform Generators: 33600A Series

33600A SeriesAgilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 33600A Series waveform generators with exclusive Trueform signal-generation technology. With Trueform, the instruments are able to deliver unmatched capabilities used to generate a full range of signals. The 33600A Series comprises four different one- and two-channel models and can generate waveforms up to 120 MHz at a 1 GSa/s sampling rate.


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Agilent’s intuitive, easy-to-use software tool accelerates testing with bench instruments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced BenchVue, its intuitive, easy-to-use software for the PC that provides multiple-instrument measurement visibility and data capture with no programming necessary. Enabling easy viewing, capturing and exporting of measurement data and screen shots, this no-cost software greatly accelerates testing for engineers and technicians in design and validation.


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Agilent announces ENA Series network analyzer that reduces cost, optimizes test of RF components

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced theE5063A ENA Series network analyzer, a low-cost ENA solution for manufacturing test. The instrument offers optimized performance and functionality for testing simple RF passive components, such as handset/BTS antennas, RF cables and filters. It can also be used in R&D for evaluation of RF passive devices and dielectric materials.


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E5063A: PCB Analyzer

E5063A PCB AnalyzerAgilent Technologies Inc. introduced the E5063A PCB Analyzer for printed circuit board impedance test in manufacturing. The solution offers technology breakthroughs in accuracy and repeatability and reproducibility (R&R). The analyzer also provides a dedicated user interface with broader language support, and more robustness against electrostatic discharge for PCB manufacturing environments.


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Agilent introduces series of BER test solutions for faster design verification

Test & Measurement

M8000seriesAgilent Technologies Inc. introduced the new M8000 Series BER test solution, a highly integrated and scalable bit error ratio test solution for physical-layer characterization, validation and compliance testing for receivers used in multigigabit digital designs. The new M8000 Series BER test solution provides accurate and reliable results that accelerate insight into the performance margins of high-speed digital devices.


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High Performance Real-Time Spectrum Analysis

image002_lowAgilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) for its PXA X-Series signal analyzers. Agilent's RTSA delivers unmatched probability of intercept (POI), analysis bandwidth, sensitivity, and frequency range-capabilities that make it the best way for system developers and signal analysts to see, capture and understand highly elusive signals.


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MIPI Protocol Decoders: N8808A and N8809A

MIPIprotocolDecoderAgilent’s N8808A UniPro and N8809A LLI protocol decoders are designed to run on the company’s Infiniium 90000 Series oscilloscopes. They enable protocol decoding for the MIPI Alliance’s UniPro v1.41 and LLI v1.0 specifications. The software supports MIPI M-PHY Gear-3 speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps and R&D design teams can use the software to address their start-up debug and validation needs.


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Low-Noise Power Sources: B2961A / B2962A

B2962A-B2961AAgilent Technologies Inc. introduced two new low-noise power sources. Members of the Agilent B2900A precision instrument family, the one-channel B2961A and the two-channel B2962A are revolutionary power supplies for precision low-noise voltage/current sourcing. They incorporate revolutionary performance and innovative sourcing capabilities beyond just a DC power source for every research and industry area.


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CXA Signal Analyzer: N9000A

N0000AcxaAgilent Technologies Inc. announced two new frequency options for the N9000A CXA X-Series signal analyzers. The new options provide a low-cost solution for essential microwave signal characterization up to 13.6 GHz and 26.5 GHz.To help customers meet tighter test requirements and enhance test margins, the N9000A CXA signal analyzercapabilities include 163 dBm displayed average noise level (DANL) at 1 GHz and 147 dBm at 26.5 GHz with preamplifier on.


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Handheld Digital Multimeter: U1273AX

U1273AXAgilent Technologies Inc. announced the U1273AX OLED handheld digital multimeter, which can operate in temperatures as low as -40 C. Even in such frigid conditions, the new handheld DMM provides accurate results with no warm-up time required. When paired with the U1583B AC current clamp, the U1273AX supports current measurements without breaking the circuit under test.


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Sampling Head Oscilloscope Module: N1045A

N1045AThe Agilent N1045A 2/4-port electrical remote sampling head module provides the most economical solution for accurately characterizing multilane designs used in today’s new and emerging standards such as IEEE 802.3 ba/bj/bm (40/100 Gb Ethernet) and Optical Internetworking Forum CEI 3.0. Users can configure up to four N1045A modules in a single Agilent 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope mainframe.


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Real-Time Optical Modulation Analyzer: N4391A

N4392AAgilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry’s first real-time optical modulation analyzer with a bandwidth of 63 GHz. The N4391A real-time optical modulation analyzer offers comprehensive tools to analyze and quantify the integrity of a vector-modulated signal for error-vector magnitude, quadrature error and other impairments. The new instrument allows researchers to characterize the latest coherent receivers and ultrafast transmitters.


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Receiver Test Software: N5393C Option 004 PCI Express 3.0

PCIexpress3.0RecTestSoftwareAgilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry’s first fully integrated PCI Express® (PCIe®)3.0 receiver test calibration and transmitter test software. The software provides an integrated environment for calibrating the stressed voltage and stressed receiver eye using an Agilent J-BERT bit error-ratio tester, an Agilent 90000A-, Q- or  X-Series oscilloscope, an Agilent pulse function generator and Agilent PCI Express 3.0 calibration test channels.


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Infiniium 90000 Q-Series Oscilloscopes

90000QseriesIntroducing 90000 Q-Series Agilent’s latest step forward in the application of microwave expertise to real-time oscilloscopes. At the extremes of electrical and optical measurements, the right oscilloscope will help you explore the “what” and also understand the “why.” That’s the idea behind Agilent’s Q-Series. Even at its industry leading bandwidths, the Q-Series lets you see your fastest signals as they really are. Equip your lab with the Q-Series—and achieve your real edge.


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Genesys 2012 Software

Genesys12softwareAgilent announces the latest release of its industry-leading, low-cost, high-performance software for RF and microwave board design, Genesys 2012. The updated software provides enhancements in RF system simulation (including electromagnetic, circuit and statistical simulation), plus features to help designers improve the reliability of their systems.


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Attenuators

11713B_11713_100Agilent offers a broad range of attenuators from DC to 60 GHz with multiple attenuation range up to 121 dB. Agilent attenuators provide the best reliability and repeatability in the industry for highly accurate signal conditioning and level control, such as: reducing signal levels, matching impedances of sources and loads, and measuring gain or loss.


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Genesys

genesysST100The Agilent Genesys product line provides self-supporting RF design teams and individuals with affordable, high-performance circuit and system design tools. Genesys reduces costs for traditional RF & microwave planar design by accelerating time-to-market with key productivity advantages, and an array of simulation technology.


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ADS 2009 Update 1

ads2009_100ADS 2009 Update 1 delivers new features and improved value for all ADS users with special focus on MMIC and RF Module design, including enhancing the complete flow to manufacturing. These new features eliminate the time to integrate disparate point tools from numerous vendors (e.g. 3D EM and Layout).


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One- and Two-Arm Probe Positioners

AgilentProb100The N2784A and N2785A one- and two-arm probe positioners provide quick and stable X-Y positioning using a simple “lift and drop” motion to set the probe in place.  The N2784A probe positioner provides quick and stable X-Y positioning with only a “lift and drop” motion to put the probe in place for PC boards and devices that require hands-free probing.


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GoldenGate version 4.4

Agilent_100Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the release of its RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software -- GoldenGate version 4.4. This release extends Agilent's leadership in advanced node RFIC design with enhanced performance, new key stability and yield analyses, and RF extensions to mixed-signal simulation.


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External Output Amplifier 33502A

Agilent3350-100Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced an economically priced 2-channel external output amplifier that provides up to 50 Vpp (Volts peak-to-peak) amplification of function/arbitrary waveforms. The instrument is designed to work in conjunction with engineers’ existing function generators to extend the voltage range and offer low-distortion outputs.


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N2884A InfiniiMax

Probe01low100Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a 12 GHz differential wafer probing solution. The fine-wire probe tip is a high-fidelity, high-bandwidth solution that allows R&D and test engineers to debug and test high-speed active ICs using an oscilloscope. The N2884A InfiniiMax differential fine-wire probe tip uses Agilent's low-cost, ZIF probe head technology.


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RF Probes

N9020A_U100Agilent offers an innovative family of RF probes that are engineered for in-circuit test measurement that can be used with signal/spectrum analyzers, signal source analyzers and network analyzers. With operating frequency of up to 12 GHz, the RF probes provide flat frequency response and low noise floor.


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Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field

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Successful Modulation Analysis in 3 Steps

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Carrier Aggregation: Fundamentals and Deployments

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Understanding Low Phase Noise Signals

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Learn to Make Power Amplifier Tests Faster!

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One Size Does Not Fit All - Choose the Right Instrument Form Factor

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Four Signal-Identification Techniques to Characterize Complex Systems & Environments

For decades, spectrum analyzers have been used to develop and characterize radar and electronic (EW) warfare systems. However, traditional swept measurements are rapidly becoming insufficient because most modern radar systems are adaptive. Learn about methods for monitoring EW scenarios, identifying unwanted events in the transmitted waveform, and accurately measuring found signals.� 

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Techniques for Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field

This application note provides an overview of field testing radar systems and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) using high-performance FieldFox combination analyzers having multiple measurement modes including a peak power analyzer, vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer and vector voltmeter. This application note will show several measurement examples of pulsed and secondary radar signals and also reviews the basics of monopulse radar.

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Evolutionary & Disruptive Visions Towards Ultra High Capacity Networks

With many groups now beginning to consider the drivers for 5th Generation wireless networks, this timely document includes contributions from 20 IWPC member organizations from around the world and aims to advance certain understandings and concepts for adoption in wireless systems to be deployed beyond the year 2020. This 89 page document covers a broad range of 5G topics with emphasis on mm-wave.

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Increase Power Amplifier Test Throughput with the Keysight PXIe Vector Signal Generator and Analyzers

Read this application note for an overview of the key challenges in testing power amplifiers and front end modules with envelope tracking. Learn about how to reduce test cost, achieve fast throughput, and maintain high test quality using the modular Keysight M9381A PXIe VSG, and the M9391A or M9393A PXIe VSA, as well as how to perform high speed harmonic test using the M9393A PXIe VSA.

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Techniques for Precise Cable and Antenna Measurements in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

This application note introduces the practical aspects of cable and antenna testing. It covers interpreting measurement results and instrument operation including calibration options such as CalReady and QuickCal using FieldFox configured as a cable and antenna analyzer. Measurement examples are provided showing techniques for measuring insertion loss, return loss, and locating faults in a transmission system.

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Long-Term, Remote Monitoring of Satellite Performance Using an Agilent High-Frequency USB Power Sensor

This application note describes typical satellite applications that require power measurements and recommends power measurement solutions. It also explains how these solutions can help simplify your work, and improve accuracy, reliability and test coverage. Also covered are new sensor functions such as built-in Gamma and S-parameter corrections and real time measurement uncertainty calculations for improved accuracy.

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Achieving Excellent Vector Signal Analysis Results Using Innovative Noise, Image, and Spur Suppression Techniques

The need to measure spurious and harmonic signals is not new. However, emerging requirements include more of these measurements and specify demanding test conditions. In aerospace and defense applications, the task may be a search for known or unknown signals across a broad spectrum. In wireless communications, the need is to characterize increasingly complex devices in an ever-expanding number of conditions and device states - and do so as quickly as possible.

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Techniques for Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

This application note provides an overview of field testing radar systems and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) using high-performance� FieldFox combination analyzers having multiple measurement modes including a peak power analyzer, vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer and vector voltmeter. This application note will show several measurement examples of pulsed and secondary radar signals and also reviews the basics of� monopulse radar.

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Using RF Recording Techniques in PXI to Capture and Analyze Interference in the Signal Environment

The airwaves are becoming increasingly crowded as demand for RF spectrum continues to grow. As a result, every type of wireless communication system faces a complex and unpredictable signal environment.

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Techniques for Precise Cable and Antenna Measurements in the Field

Cable and antenna measurements are often required to verify and troubleshoot the electrical performance of RF and microwave transmission systems and antennas. Measurements are often made along the coaxial cable connecting a transmitter to its antenna and/or between an antenna and its receiver.

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Solutions for Design and Test of Downlink 8x8 LTE MIMO

The new application note “Solutions for Design and Test of 8x8 LTE MIMO” is designed to help you get insight into solving tough measurement problems in a unique way for both the design and manufacturing environments by explaining how to combine simulation with test solutions to realize high-performance 8x8 MIMO designs.

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Resources to Optimize Your Design for Greater Battery Run-Time

Trying to increase battery life? Trying to be green or increase energy efficiency?  If so, then current consumption is most likely one of your key concerns.  Today's multi-tasking, battery-powered devices boast powerful processors, incorporate back-lit touch-screen displays, and have amassed multiple radio receivers and transmitters that are sending and receiving data at unprecedented rates.

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Complex Modulation Generation with Low Cost AWG

Read this white paper to learn how the Agilent 33500B Series Trueform waveform generators can be applied to generate today's complex modulated signals. These Trueform waveform generators offer a very cost-effective solution for generating many modern, complex, baseband IQ digital communication signals and digital wireless protocols like W-CDMA, DVB and OFDM.

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Solutions for GNSS Receiver Testing

This application note is designed to help you get insight into solving tough measurement problems in a unique way for both the design and manufacturing environments by explaining how to use simulated satellite signals to quickly and accurately verify GNSS receiver operation. The successful proliferation of GNSS receiv­ers worldwide requires today’s engineers to effectively test GNSS receivers with multi-GNSS signals. A real-time GNSS simulator like the N7609B, with its flexibility, func­tionality and performance is well suited to address this task. Combined with the power of an EXG/MXG X-Series signal generator, it provides the real-time simulation of GPS, GLONASS and Galileo L1/E1 signals that is so critical to quickly and accurately testing today’s GNSS receivers.

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Increasing Power Amplifier Test Throughput

Engineers who test mobile power amplifiers and front end modules are looking for ways to reduce test cost through maximizing throughput while ensuring that the devices meet required performance levels. This application note discusses these complex issues and recommended solutions using the Agilent PXI M9381A Vector Signal Generator as an example.

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Fundamentals of Arbitrary Waveform Generation, A High Performance AWG Primer

The new generation of AWGs can address a broad range of applications and test cases. This primer discusses characteristics and fundamentals of an arbitrary waveform generator and the different implementations available in the market.

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Secondary Radar Transponder Testing Using the 8990B Peak Power Analyzer

Learn more about the background of radar systems and the role of transponders in these systems, and why periodic maintenance and calibration of transponder test sets are important for ensuring aviation safety. This application note provides examples of how to effectively test transponders to validate their performance and function, covering topics such as interrogation and reply transmit power and pulse profiling, double pulse spacing, and reply delay timing measurement.

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Testing New-generation Wireless LAN

The "Testing New-generation Wireless LAN" application note discusses the differences between 802.11ac (designed for Very High Throughput - VHT) and previous WLAN standards, the test requirements and the new challenges VHT brings. The application note also introduces the WLAN new-generation testing technology of 802.11ac and explains in detail Agilent's 802.11ac software which allows engineers to view and troubleshoot all 802.11ac modulation formats.

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Solutions for Enabling Fast, Accurate and Efficient Testing of Voice Quality in LTE User Equipment

This application note is designed to provide you with the latest insights on how to best address the long list of test requirements when testing the voice quality of LTE UE, with the right VoIP test building blocks. Successfully providing voice support on LTE will require UE developers to bring together a host of new features and capabilities. Many of these items have been around for a while but have not yet been applied to mobile networking. Others are completely new. Regardless, bringing them together will likely cause significant test pain, as they will need to be tested in conjunction with LTE and/or IMS to be fully exercised.

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Best Practices for Making the Most Accurate Radar Pulse Measurements

Fast, accurate radar pulse measurements are critical when designing or manufacturing radar components. Knowing how to optimize power measurement tools will help engineers meet stringent market demands. Get tips on how to make the fastest and most accurate radar pulse measurements by reading this application note. This article also includes real-world scenarios that demonstrate how to put these tips into practice with Agilent power meters and sensors.

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How to measure 5-nanosecond rise/fall time in pulsed power amplifiers

Rise/fall time is one of the key measurement parameters when designing, manufacturing or maintaining pulsed radar power amplifier systems, especially for wideband pulse power amplifiers. Learn how to achieve 5 nanosecond rise/fall time RF pulse measurement with Agilent Technologies 8990B peak power analyzer by reading this application note. This article also includes tips on how to consistently obtain accurate rise/fall time measurement results.

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Creating a Solution for Testing Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Devices

Wide bandwidth, high resolution AWGs
Measurement needs have driven the development of high-bandwidth AWGs, but they lacked accuracy and high resolution. Until now, AWG technology forced serious trade-offs between either high resolution or wide bandwidth. With the new Agilent M8190A 12 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator, you will get both in one instrument!

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Solutions for LTE-Advanced Physical Layer Design and Test

LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) is an emerging mobile communications standard that boasts a number of significant benefits, including the ability to take advantage of advanced topology networks and achieve target peak data rates of 1 Gbps in the downlink and 500 Mbps in the uplink. This white paper covers using signal generation and analysis to overcome challenges associated with carrier aggregation.

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