Keysight Technologies Introduces 5G Base Station Manufacturing Test Solution Accelerating Deployment of 5G Networks

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced the Keysight S9100A 5G multi-band vector transceiver (S9100A). The S9100A is a compact and scalable 5G base station manufacturing test solution that enables network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to streamline volume test of 5G New Radio (NR) infrastructure equipment, accelerating deployment of 5G networks.

Keysights 5G base station manufacturing test solution leverages common hardware and software platforms (including Keysights PathWave) which support the latest 3GPP 5G NR Rel. 15.2.0 standards. This enables wireless equipment manufacturers to easily transition from R&D design validation, to integration and verification, to volume manufacturing. It also delivers the scalability NEMs need to cost-effectively and quickly validate complex 5G designs across both sub-6GHz (FR1) and mmWave (FR2) frequency bands in over-the-air (OTA) and conducted test environments.

The S9100A uses Keysights new PXIe vector transceiver (VXT) (Keysight M9410A) to provide industry-leading RF performance in a compact modular design, for improved efficiency and scalability in manufacturing test. Keysights VXT offers wide bandwidth support of up to 1.2 GHz, combined with high-performance mmWave transceiver heads, to deliver best-in-class Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) and Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) performance across FR1 and FR2 in a small footprint. Additional information on Keysights VXT solution is available at http://www.keysight.com/find/vxt-pxie-backgrounder and images can be found here https://www.keysight.com/find/vxt-pxie-images.

The introduction of Keysights 5G base station manufacturing test solution enables network equipment manufacturers around the world to ramp up 5G manufacturing, said Giampaolo Tardioli, vice president of Keysights Network Access group. The scalability across sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies, compact design and superior RF performance of the S9100A, offer users a clear and rapid path from design validation to volume manufacturing.

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About Keysight in 5G

Keysights industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment, and optimization. Keysight offers common software and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices, base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behaviour scenarios. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at https://www.keysight.com.

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