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Keysight Announces PXI Multi-Vendor Calibration Services, Expands PXI, AXIe Instrument Offering

Barbara Quinlan

Highlights:

Added multi-vendor support for benchtop, PXI and AXIe to One-Stop Calibration Services

New PXIe Gen 3 chassis, IO components and external PC option provide highest system bandwidth on the market for data streaming, multi-channel and multi-chassis systems

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 20, 2016

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it has extended its industry-leading One-Stop Calibration Services, to include non-Keysight equipment, reinforcing the company's commitment to support complete test systems.

Keysight's One-Stop Calibration Services ensure ongoing accuracy and availability of test assets, as well as electrical, physical, dimensional and optical equipment from virtually any manufacturer. This helps engineers develop, deploy and maintain test systems at a lower cost.

Today's test systems often integrate instruments of different form factors from multiple vendors. This includes an increasing number of PXI and AXIe instruments being used with traditional benchtop instruments. These instruments are frequently deployed in complex solutions that require onsite setup, maintenance and repair. Keysight's One-Stop Calibration Services address the growing need for better multi-vendor system support and is now covering more than 100,000 products, including non-Keysight benchtop, PXI and AXIe instruments.

"We recognize that test systems are a key resource for a business and a growing percentage of test systems incorporate PXI and AXIe instruments," said John Page, president, Services Solution Group, Keysight. "Our worldwide network of experts can assist customers with uptime support, calibration and maintenance of these systems, as well as system architecture."

Keysight today also announced it has expanded its offering of high-performance PXI and AXIe instruments and reference solutions. The instruments and solutions are used in a wide range of applications, including 5G, PA/FEM and digital interconnect test, to increase test speed, improve accuracy and reduce the overall footprint. The new products are part of Keysight's on-going commitment to deliver unrivaled RF, microwave and digital measurement expertise in the PXI and AXIe instrument form factors. Using the best available instruments — benchtop, modular or a combination — the reference solutions deliver proven hardware and software test configurations for critical applications, including 5G, EW threat simulations and digital interconnect test.

The M9019A PXIe 18-slot Gen 3 chassis, controller, I/O components and external PC option provide the highest system bandwidth on the market. This new series of PXIe system components offer at least two times more system bandwidth than a typical Gen 2 chassis, and the external PC option removes the limitations on PC selection imposed by closed PXIe systems.

With Keysight's open Gen 3 platform, customers can select an external PC or controller that best meets their need. For example, a 5G or electronic warfare application requiring a PC optimized for the capture and playback of large data streams; or a MIMO application requiring a large, multi-channel and multi-chassis PXIe test systems.

The 4-slot M9421A PXIe vector transceiver (VXT) and the M9111A PXIe high-speed source/measure unit (SMU) improve test throughput, reduce the overall footprint, and are built for production test and design validation of next-generation PA/FEMs. The new PXIe VXT and SMU will be the part of Keysight's RF PA/FEM characterization and test reference solution.

Covering frequencies from 60 MHz to 6 GHz, with modulation and analysis bandwidth up to 160 MHz, the VXT supports FPGA-accelerated measurements and includes software that supports analog demodulation, noise figure and a broad range of cellular and wireless connectivity formats. The SMU changes voltage, stabilizes and accurately measures micro-Amps, all in less than 1 ms. This is a 20 times speed improvement over previous-generation, stand-alone Keysight SMUs, and is a fraction of the size.

The new Digital Interconnect Test reference solution is the world's fastest cable tester and features the PXI VNA with full cross-bar s-parameter calibration of 32-ports up to 26.5 GHz. The PLTS software offers complete domain analysis with a convenient production test interface.

Other new products include:

The M9195B PXIe digital stimulus/response (DSR) module, an improved version of the M9195A model, delivers multiple module synchronization and pattern editing software

The M9203A PXIe 12-bit high-speed digitizer/wideband digital receiver, designed for testing the latest wireless communication, radar and satellite devices

The M8030A multi-channel BERT, used with the M9514A 14-slot AXIe chassis for multi-lane testing and the M8070A system software, provides simultaneous characterization of up to 10 BERT channels and minimizes crosstalk in high-channel, high-data-rate applications

The M8040A highly integrated BERT for physical layer characterization and compliance testing, with data rates up to 64 GBaud, the M8040A covers all types of 400 GbE standards and simplifies characterization of PAM-4 and NRZ receivers

The second-generation M9537A AXIe embedded controller provides high-speed computing power for data intensive analysis and multiple module support and displays multiple waveforms and analysis tools simultaneously for enhanced troubleshooting

The M9703B AXIe 12-bit high-speed digitizer/wideband digital receiver, an improved version of the M9703A model, is ideal for multi-channel applications requiring phase coherency, wideband frequency analysis, high dynamic range, streaming and recording capability

Keysight's rapid repair turnaround, with industry-leading calibration, core exchange strategy and standard three-year warranty, maximizes system uptime to reduce the total cost of ownership.

Additional information about Keysight's modular instruments is available at www.keysight.com/find/modularJuly2016. Product images are available at www.keysight.com/find/modularJuly2016_images.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Contact Keysight at www.keysight.com/find/contactus for specific pricing information. All products are available today.

About Keysight in Modular

Keysight provides unrivaled PXI and AXIe performance built on the industry's most accurate measurement science. Keysight helps engineers get to first measurement faster with common measurement software and Keysight Reference Solutions. Keysight has the industry's largest global network of experienced application engineers and metrology-grade calibration centers. Additional information about Keysight's PXI and AXIe modular test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/modular.

About Keysight Services

Keysight Services is a comprehensive offering that includes one-stop calibration, repair, asset management, technology refresh, consulting, training and more. Throughout the instrumentation lifecycle, from acquisition and integration to operation and renewal, these capabilities help customers improve product quality and achieve lower costs. Learn more at www.keysight.com/find/services.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight's electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2015. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.

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Contact:

Janet Smith, Americas

+1 970 679 5397

janet_smith@keysight.com

Twitter: @KeysightJSmith

Sarah Calnan, Europe

+44 (118) 927 5101

sarah_calnan@keysight.com

Connie Wong, Asia

+852 3197-7818

connie-ky_wong@keysight.com

Source: Barbara Quinlan