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HONG KONG, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) showcases its latest developments in distributed MIMO technology based on Sunnada's distributed antenna small cell platform with the Keysight Infiniium High-Performance Oscilloscope at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Driving technological breakthroughs in 4.5G and 5G technologies, ASTRI's distributed MIMO solutions can significantly improve the coverage, capacity and spectral efficiency of indoor and outdoor telecommunications infrastructure. The demonstration involves LTE MIMO beamforming using Sunnada's LTE small-cell with four coherent distributed antenna units. It delivers beamformed live downlink video streams to commercial LTE user equipment. The distributed antenna units can be calibrated by ASTRI's baseband synchronisation algorithms to maintain timing and phase coherence. The system can support up to 64 distributed antenna units to provide even higher beamforming gain. The synchronisation and beamforming quality of the demonstration system are measured by a DSAX96204Q Infiniium High-Performance Oscilloscope with 89601B VSA Software. While the demonstration reveals a practical system capable of coherent joint transmission across distributed transmission points, ASTRI's studies also reveal the feasibility of Over-the-Air (OTA) cross transmission points synchronisation in distributed MIMO. ASTRI's R&D in massive MIMO technology holds vast potential for advanced 5G networks, particularly for 5G indoor ultra-dense networks(UDNs). ASTRI has been active in LTE R&D since 2008 and already plays a leading role in market-ready LTE and LTE-Advanced small cell and terminal technologies. A pioneer in 5G technologies, the institute is devoted to developing next generation communication systems. Apart from the MIMO algorithm, ASTRI is actively involved in developing and commercialising different 4.5/5G technologies including UDNs, Machine Type Communications (MTC), Device-to-device (D2D), Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), and C-RAN systems. The demonstration took place place at the Sunnada booth (Hall 5, Stand 5G70). MWC 2017 is being held at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain, from 27 February to 2 March. Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.  ASTRI's core R&D competences in various areas are organised under seven Technology Divisions, namely Communications Technologies, Electronics Components, Mixed Signal Systems IC, Advanced Digital Systems, Opto-electronics, Security and Data Sciences, and Intelligent Software and Systems. Five areas of applications including financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, next generation network, health technologies, and smart city are identified for major pursuit. For further information about ASTRI, please visit www.astri.org. Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and Samsung Electronics Corporation today 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. With the first set of 5G specifications based on Verizon’s 5GTF now in place, first trial networks are currently being deployed. Keysight and Samsung have been working closely since September of last year to align their respective product portfolios around the specification and build an ecosystem of interoperable products. Both companies will conduct a joint 5G technology demonstration in the Samsung booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “Our customers are looking for a wide range of millimeter wave over-the-air solutions with superior performance to bring 5G applications to market,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Wireless Devices segment. “We are pleased that Samsung has chosen us to be a key technology partner to collaborate with them for early 5G development. “We have been able to develop solutions to enable 5G market leaders bring their products to market.” “As we begin to transition to a new generation of wireless technologies, it’s growing more important that we establish industry alignment. With 5G, this is more important than ever, as we’re tapping into an area of the radio spectrum that has been a big unknown for the mobile industry,” said Woojune Kim, vice president of Next-Generation Strategy, Samsung Electronics. “Being able to work closely with Keysight and leveraging their expertise with network simulation, RF and millimeter wave technologies is an advantage for our product validation efforts.” In addition to critical interoperability testing around the 5GTF specification, cooperation between the companies is seen as an important step for accelerating ecosystem growth and for scaling the equipment verification and production process. For Samsung, compatibility of its products with Keysight’s simulation and analysis portfolio is a critical step towards enabling rapid manufacturing of 5G equipment. “It is a great opportunity for Keysight to contribute to Samsung’s leadership in 5G,” said Keysight Korea President, Duk Kwon Yoon. “5G is a revolution and an evolution,” observed Satish Dhanasekaran, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Wireless Devices and Operators Group. “It is critical to tap into the millimeter wave spectrum to support the needs of future applications, while ensuring coexistence of current networks and services. We are excited by this partnership with Samsung to help them bring early 5G technology to market.” The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight’s 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G. Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com. Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at www.keysight.com/go/news and on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced an expanded commitment to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) (www.telecominfraproject.com), founded by Facebook and others as listed at www.telecominfraproject.com/members. Keysight will co-chair a newly-formed subgroup focused on test automation within TIP’s OpenCellular project group. As part of this sub-group, Keysight will contribute the open source code that enables automated testing for design verification and a low-cost manufacturing solution for OpenCellular base stations. Future wireless network expectations are ubiquitous, high performance and global. However today, less than half the world’s population has access to the internet. This is mainly due to geography and/or economic factors that make it prohibitive to cover with traditional cellular networks. Even in the regions which do have access, the need for high data-intensive services like video and virtual reality requires a revamp of existing infrastructures to support them. “Keysight is pleased to announce an expanded commitment to the Telecom Infra Project,” said Dr. Mark Pierpont, vice president and general manager, Keysight Internet Infrastructure Solutions. “Our solution will help simplify the test process and drive adoption of OpenCellular worldwide.” “Keysight’s contributions to TIP will help service providers and manufacturers simplify the implementation and manufacturing of their designs,” said Ashish Kelkar, Board Member, TIP, and Director, Infrastructure Strategy, Facebook. “They’re enabling our community to quickly and efficiently create low-cost networks of the future.” Keysight will be showing the TIP test cases, in addition to 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 Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com. Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at www.keysight.com/go/news and on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), with the University of California San Diego (www.ece.ucsd.edu) today 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. The entire phased array consumed 3 to 4 W of DC power in either its transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) modes. This is due to the high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs UC San Diego created using the third-generation silicon germanium BiCMOS standard buried collector (SiGe BiCMOS SBC18H3) process from TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. Keysight hardware and software enabled rapid prototyping of the system, as well as link equalization and state-of-the-art performance measurements at 2 GHz modulation bandwidth. Central hardware elements were the M8195A arbitrary waveform generator, E8267D PSG vector signal generator and DSOS804A high-definition oscilloscope. UC San Diego used Keysight’s Signal Studio software to define and generate the 60 GHz 802.11ad waveform, which was the basis for development. Keysight’s 81199A Wideband Waveform Center software helped the team link Tx and Rx, apply digital pre-distortion and improve error vector magnitude (EVM) performance. The team also used Keysight’s 89600 VSA software to perform demodulation and analysis of advanced signals. “This is the second time UC San Diego has worked with Keysight to demonstrate high-performing phased-array 5G communication links, now achieving gigabit-per-second speeds at previously unimagined ranges and with extremely low power consumption,” said Gabriel M. Rebeiz, member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, distinguished professor and wireless communications industry chair at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. “Keysight equipment and software, along with the SBC18H3 technology from TowerJazz, have been instrumental to our success.” The H3 process is part of the TowerJazz Terabit Platform, which includes state-of-the-art 240 GHz SiGe bipolar transistors and CMOS analog devices. With unequalled low noise, the platform is a technology of choice for use at 60 GHz and in high-frequency applications such as radar, optical wireless communication and emerging wireless standards. Key contributors to the UC San Diego effort were Bhaskar Rupakula and Ahmed Nafe, graduate students in electrical engineering; and Samet Zihir and Tsu-Wei Lin, electrical engineering post-doctoral fellows. All praised the quality of Keysight’s hardware, software and technical support. “The results of our continuing collaboration with UC San Diego and the demonstrated advances in millimeter-wave technology provide critical proof of viability for 5G, especially the fixed-broadband use case that is the focus of many pre-standardization efforts,” said Dr. Mark Pierpoint, vice president and general manager, Keysight Internet Infrastructure Solutions. “We are continuing to invest to create innovative solutions that enhance and accelerate the development of next-generation wireless communications.” All Keysight products used in the development of the 5G communication link are available now. UC San Diego’s phased-array SoCs are also now available. Additional information can be found at www.keysight.com/find/5GTestbed. Images are available at www.keysight.com/find/2Gbps_for_5G_images. For additional information about the 5G communication research at UC San Diego, contact Professor Gabriel M. Rebeiz, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, +1 858 336 3186 or rebeiz@ece.ucsd.edu. The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight’s 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G. The University of California San Diego is one of the leading universities in mixed-signal, microwave and mm-wave RFICs, digital communications, applied electromagnetics, optics and nano-electronics research, and is home to the Center for Wireless Communications. UC San Diego recently ranked fifth in the nation with an annual research budget exceeding $1 billion. The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering ranks #8 in the USA according to the U.S. News & World Report best global universities ranking published in Oct. 2016. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is led by 58 faculty and trains more than 500 graduate students per year. For more information, please visit www.ece.ucsd.edu and www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu. Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com. 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A team at the University of California San Diego is using this test setup to characterize the performance of its 32-element phased array at gigabit data rates over distances of 100 to 800 meters. Keysight hardware and software enabled rapid prototyping of the array as well as state-of-the-art performance measurements at 2 GHz modulation bandwidth for 5G communications. Credit: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Keysight Technologies, with the University of California San Diego today 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. The entire phased array consumed 3 to 4 W of DC power in either its transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) modes. This is due to the high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs UC San Diego created using the third-generation silicon germanium BiCMOS standard buried collector (SiGe BiCMOS SBC18H3) process from TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. Keysight hardware and software enabled rapid prototyping of the system, as well as link equalization and state-of-the-art performance measurements at 2 GHz modulation bandwidth. Central hardware elements were the M8195A arbitrary waveform generator, E8267D PSG vector signal generator and DSOS804A high-definition oscilloscope. UC San Diego used Keysight's Signal Studio software to define and generate the 60 GHz 802.11ad waveform, which was the basis for development. Keysight's 81199A Wideband Waveform Center software helped the team link Tx and Rx, apply digital pre-distortion and improve error vector magnitude (EVM) performance. The team also used Keysight's 89600 VSA software to perform demodulation and analysis of advanced signals. "This is the second time UC San Diego has worked with Keysight to demonstrate high-performing phased-array 5G communication links, now achieving gigabit-per-second speeds at previously unimagined ranges and with extremely low power consumption," said Gabriel M. Rebeiz, member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, distinguished professor and wireless communications industry chair at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. "Keysight equipment and software, along with the SBC18H3 technology from TowerJazz, have been instrumental to our success." The H3 process is part of the TowerJazz Terabit Platform, which includes state-of-the-art 240 GHz SiGe bipolar transistors and CMOS analog devices. With unequalled low noise, the platform is a technology of choice for use at 60 GHz and in high-frequency applications such as radar, optical wireless communication and emerging wireless standards. Key contributors to the UC San Diego effort were Bhaskar Rupakula and Ahmed Nafe, graduate students in electrical engineering; and Samet Zihir and Tsu-Wei Lin, electrical engineering post-doctoral fellows. All praised the quality of Keysight's hardware, software and technical support. "The results of our continuing collaboration with UC San Diego and the demonstrated advances in millimeter-wave technology provide critical proof of viability for 5G, especially the fixed-broadband use case that is the focus of many pre-standardization efforts," said Dr. Mark Pierpoint, vice president and general manager, Keysight Internet Infrastructure Solutions. "We are continuing to invest to create innovative solutions that enhance and accelerate the development of next-generation wireless communications." All Keysight products used in the development of the 5G communication link are available now. UC San Diego's phased-array SoCs are also now available. Explore further: Researchers demonstrate world's first 5G, 100 to 200 meter communication link up to 2 Gbps More information: Additional information can be found at www.keysight.com/find/5GTestbed


News Article | March 1, 2017
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SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes. This new low-cost oscilloscope series, with a starting price of $449 (USD), has 50 to 100 MHz models that feature unique, Keysight-custom technology. The oscilloscopes deliver professional-level functionality with industry-leading software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration. The 1000 X-Series uses Keysight’s unique MegaZoom IV custom ASIC technology, which enables a high 50,000 waveforms per second update rate. This makes it easier to see random and infrequent glitches and anomalies that similarly-priced oscilloscopes might miss. The 1000 X-Series also has a high sampling rate of up to 2 GSa/s and comes standard with two probes. The oscilloscopes use segmented memory capability to maximize memory depth while helping the scope test faster. These oscilloscopes are ideal for new users and students. Not only are they low cost, but learning how to use the scope and set up measurements is simple. The industry-standard front panel is easy to use and features built-in help so new users can quickly analyze signals to deliver results. Unlike most scopes in this class, the educator’s resource kit comes standard. The kit includes built-in training signals, a comprehensive oscilloscope lab guide written specifically for undergraduate students, and an oscilloscope fundamentals slide set for professors and lab assistants. “When designing the 1000 X-Series, we looked for ways to aggressively reduce costs while delivering a high-quality product,” said Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Digital Photonics Center of Excellence. “We are excited to offer customers a low-priced solution that delivers excellent measurement performance and software analysis capabilities.” Six-in-one instrument integration means the 1000 X-Series gives users even more value for their money and saves valuable bench space. In addition to being an oscilloscope, the 1000 X-Series is also a serial protocol analyzer, digital voltmeter and frequency counter—and the EDUX1002G and DSOX1102G models include a frequency response analyzer and WaveGen function generator. Bode plot fundamentals are easy to teach with the built in WaveGen and frequency response analysis. The 1000 X-Series provides professional-quality measurement and software analysis capability. The scope features 24 typical oscilloscope measurements to quickly analyze signals and determine signal parameters. Additional signal analysis is provided by the gated FFT function, which allows users to correlate time and frequency domain phenomenon on a single screen. And mask limit testing is also available to help users easily detect signal errors. The 1000 X-Series supports decoding and analysis of a wide range of popular embedded and automotive serial bus applications, which include I2C, SPI, UART/RS232, CAN and LIN. Information about the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes is available at www.keysight.com/find/1000X-Seriesinfo. Product images are available at www.keysight.com/find/1000X-Series_images. A product demonstration video is available at www.keysight.com/find/1000X-Series_video. Keysight’s complete oscilloscope portfolio includes instruments with a variety of form factors with bandwidths from 20 MHz to >100 GHz. Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com. Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at www.keysight.com/go/news and on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


Fei Y.C.,Keysight Technologies
2014 2nd International Conference on Electronic Design, ICED 2014 | Year: 2014

This paper studies the impact of impedance discontinuity or mismatch contributed by surface mount (SMT) pads of AC coupling capacitor on Printed Circuit Board (PCB) traces with 26 Giga-bit per second (Gbps) transmission and the technique to minimize its adverse effect, which in turn mitigates the degradation of signal integrity. The design is optimized by the insertion of a cut-out on the reference plane area beneath the SMT pads. The impact of the optimization is studied for 0603 and 0402 package in 3D model extraction using EMPro software from Keysight, and simulations of s-parameter (i.e. insertion loss), time domain reflectometry (TDR) and eye diagram analysis are conducted using Advance Design System (ADS). Subsequently, the characterization using vector network analyzer (VNA) and bit error rate tester (BERT) is conducted on a prototype PCB to verify the correlation between the measurement and simulation. © 2014 IEEE.


Fei Y.C.,Keysight Technologies
2014 2nd International Conference on Electronic Design, ICED 2014 | Year: 2014

This paper studies the methodology of power integrity (PI) analysis for high speed printed circuit board (PCB) design. This involves the analysis of AC and DC characteristic of the PCB, and also the loop stability of the switch mode voltage source. Besides this, the best practices of designing a power rail with excellent fidelity are discussed in detail in this paper. The basic theory of operation of the switch mode voltage source and the concept of loop stability are also discussed. The results of simulated PI DC and AC analysis of PCB using Hyperlynx from Mentor Graphic, simulated and measured loop stability and transient response of switch mode voltage source are presented in this paper. © 2014 IEEE.


Harada K.,Keysight Technologies
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing | Year: 2014

A novel nonparametric spectral estimation technique for phase noise based on the complementary autocorrelation (CAC) is presented. Utilizing the fact that the CAC of phase noise is not zero, this technique offers a distinct advantage that the power spectrum of phase noise is estimated whereas that of other kinds of noise are suppressed as long as they are proper (second-order circularity). This property is most useful when estimating the phase noise spectrum directly from digitally-modulated signals because those signals are typically accompanied by various kinds of undesired noise that easily mask the phase noise of interest. A frequency-domain estimation method based on complementary spectrum is presented for practical computation of phase noise spectrum. For the method, a formula for the noise suppression factor is derived assuming the properness in noise. Furthermore, suppressibility analyses are conducted, which reveal that many of the noises associated with modulated signals are indeed proper, and can thus be suppressed. Numerical simulations demonstrate the method, and verify the noise suppression factor. It is believed that this technique is the first of its kind being able to extract phase noise spectrum while suppressing many other kinds of noise. © 2014 IEEE.


Johnson K.,Keysight Technologies
EngineerIT | Year: 2015

Tracking down possible sources of DC supply noise is a key step for the power integrity engineer or technician. Once a noise source has been identified, steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate the effect. An oscilloscopes FFT function can be used to help narrow down and identify possible noise sources. Then triggering and averaging can be used to help narrow down and identify possible noise sources. Then triggering and averaging can be used to verify that these possible sources are causing supply noise.

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