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Keysight Accelerates AAC's Introduction of High Performance 5G mmWave Front-End Solutions

May 1, 2019

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that AAC Technologies (AAC) used Keysight’s suite of 5G solutions to introduce high performance 5G mmWave front-end solutions for next-generation mobile phones and base stations.

Following AAC’s announcement to invest in a research and development center in Singapore last year, the company chose Keysight’s 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis Testbed to validate its new 5G mmWave RF front-end (RFFE) solutions. The testbed leverages Keysight’s metrology-grade signal source and signal analyzers, as well as Keysight’s industry-proven software tools–Signal Studio (a signal creation tool) and 89600 VSA (a demodulation and vector signal analysis tool)–to confidently validate that their new 5G mmWave RFFE solutions comply to the latest 3GPP Release 15 standards.

“Our extended collaboration with Keysight, initiated more than eight years ago in support of our development of micro-electromechanical systems or MEMS, will enable us to successfully establish AAC as a leading solution provider of 5G RFFE integrated components for a global wireless market,” said Dr. Roger Tay, vice president of research and development and general manager of AAC Technologies. “Thanks to Keysight’s end-to-end 5G solutions and Anokiwave’s mmWave Core integrated circuits, we can accelerate commercialization of high-performance 5G mmWave integrated front-end solutions in a small form factor that serve emerging small cell and fixed wireless markets.”

“We are proud to play an instrumental role in empowering a leading provider to deliver 5G components that are critical for offering fast, reliable 5G connectivity to end-users,” said Roger Nichols, 5G program manager at Keysight. “Keysight’s 5G solutions, widely adopted by the mobile ecosystem around the world, enable wireless component makers to accurately validate designs for devices and base stations under a multitude of technically demanding scenarios.”

AAC’s 5G mmWave device incorporates Anokiwave’s mmWave Core integrated circuits (IC) to address demanding 5G technical requirements in a small form-factor by leveraging energy-efficient mmWave beamformer integrated circuits.

AAC also selected Keysight’s high performance wafer-level measurement solutions (WMS), which are critical for optimizing device modeling to accelerate design validation workflow for RF and mmWave components.