IP.Access Chooses Keithley for Mass-Market Femtocell Production
Cleveland, Ohio - October 7, 2008 - Keithley Instruments,
Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs,
today announced that ip.access, a developer of femtocell and picocell
solutions, has purchased Keithley's award-winning Radio Frequency (RF)
test solutions. ip.access has selected Keithley's Series 2800
RF Vector Signal Analyzers and Series 2900 RF Vector Generators as the
solution for its
production testing of WCDMA femtocell base stations.
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"The Series 2800 and
2900 use a next-generation, DSP-based Software-Defined Radio architecture
that enables them to make extremely accurate measurements at high speed,"
said Mark Hoersten, vice president business development for Keithley.
"The industry-leading measurement performance and test time capability
of the equipment will ensure that ip.access is successful in meeting
its volume RF production testing requirements."
"Keithley showed a unique
understanding of our production testing needs, which is critical as
ip.access moves from the development of femto and picocell solutions
into mass market production," added Kevin Steers, vice president manufacturing
and operations for ip.access. "That, as well as the high speed
of production test achieved by the solution, was key to our decision
to select Keithley's
RF testing equipment."
Keithley's RF solutions
are designed to meet the challenges faced by designers and manufacturers
of today's wireless technologies and are suitable for emerging and future
technologies. The instruments are built on a next-generation platform
that uses state-of-the-art software defined radio architecture to reduce
the cost of testing and shorten time to market.
Keithley provides the
measurement accuracy ip.access needs to ensure high product quality
and production yields with the high test speed needed to reduce the
cost of testing. The Series 2800 and 2900 purchased by ip.access are
part of Keithley's full range of RF test and measurements solutions
that are capable of addressing the latest WLAN and WiMAX applications
for both SISO and MIMO testing.
Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (www.ipaccess.com)
is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocell and femtocell infrastructure
solutions for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. These solutions bring IP and cellular
technologies together and solve in-building access problems for mobile
operators, opening up new revenue streams while defending existing business.
ip.access is the company
behind the Oyster 3G™ femtocell, winner of numerous industry awards
including the Best Radio Access Product at the 2007 Global Mobile Awards.
The Oyster 3G dramatically increases 3G cell capacity and coverage;
improves quality of experience; and drives down costs. Oyster 3G is
ready for today's mobile networks and tomorrow's IMS infrastructure.
The ip.access nanoGSM®
is the world's most deployed picocell solution for cellular networks.
It provides GSM, GPRS and EDGE coverage and capacity for offices, shops
and using satellite backhaul passenger aircraft, ships and in remote
With more than 35 live
networks around the world and many more being deployed, ip.access is
the partner of choice for operators competing in the new converged marketplace.
ip.access counts Scottish
Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital
Partners, ADC, Cisco, Qualcomm and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders.
With more than 60 years of measurement
expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced
electrical test instruments and systems from DC to RF (radio frequency).
Our products solve emerging measurement needs in production testing,
process monitoring, product development, and research. Our customers
are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved
with advanced materials research,
semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production
of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide
them is a combination of precision measurement technology and a rich
understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their
products and reduce their cost of test.
For More Information.
For more information on Keithley's RF test solutions, visit
www.keithley.com/rf or contact the company at:
Keithley Instruments, Inc.
28775 Aurora Road
Cleveland, OH 44139-1891
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