Featured White Papers

Buy Any Keysight Big5 Bench Instrument, Get A Complimentary Handheld!

Get the details for the Keysight Big5 Promotion (April 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017) describing eligibility requirements and other information to receive the Keysight U1242C Handheld DMM at no cost when you buy any Keysight eligible bench product. This offer is valid until September 30, 2017 and is only available in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Building a High Performance Data Acquisition System in a PXIe Chassis using XMC Modules

Native PXI/PXIe modules are generally aimed at the testing market, which means they tend to have lower throughput, with less processing power.  Learn how adding a rich portfolio of FPGA DAQ XMC modules can leverage COTs for high performance applications.

Fundamentals of Building a Test System Switching and Multiplexing

Switching can be a cost-effective and efficient option for expanding the channel count of your instrumentation, but it is not always the best option. Learn about the four different switching architectures and determine the best strategy to meet the needs of your test system.
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Get More from Your Test Assets

As technology evolves, choosing the best way to keep pace depends on the capability of your test assets. Keysight can help with Technology Refresh Services ranging from advisory consulting to equipment trade-ins. Explore the possibilities in our eBook: it describes ways to evaluate trade-offs and manage choices.

mmWave: The Battle of the Bands

The wireless communication infrastructure must evolve to support growing user and data demands. See how service operators are investigating the use of mmWave technology to evaluate the best candidate frequencies for use in next gen 5G mobile applications.

New Class of Ultraprecise Quartz Oscillators Combining Lowest Noise and Minimal Allan Deviation

Operation of modern telecom, navigation, control and measurement systems requires reference frequency sources. Their performance actually determines the systems’ main characteristics. Frequency stability vs. temperature, long-term and short-term stabilities, and phase noise are the most important for many applications.

Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA)

Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) is a technique for geo-locating RF sources. It requires three or more remote receivers (probes) capable of detecting the signal of interest. Each probe is synchronized in time to capture corresponding I/Q data blocks. Software shifts the time signature of each I/Q data set to find the difference in the arrival time at each probe.

Business Considerations of Equipment Refresh in a Calibration Laboratory

Every leading-edge technology has to be measured using test equipment that goes even farther. While this has tremendous implications for calibration labs, the upside of upgrading often offsets the costs. Business Considerations of Equipment Refresh in a Calibration Laboratory identifies the factors that provide the biggest benefits.

Radar Cross Section of Aircraft with Engine Inlets

At radar frequencies, 1GHz and above, asymptotic methods are usually preferred to calculate the radar cross section (RCS) of targets like aircraft, since the main parts of the target are more than an order of magnitude larger than the wavelength.  The challenge is how to combine these methods to compute the RCS.   In this white paper the two-step method that obtains accurate results in limited time is detailed.

Design Secrets Behind the World’s First K-band DAC

This paper covers design choices of the world’s first K-band data converter. By avoiding established CMOS design principles and applying an ultra-high speed process, new capabilities emerged; a compact, single-core quantizer and design expertise led to breakthrough performance and layout and circuit simplifications are dominant design considerations.