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• Simplifies the building of test systems with wideband channels at the transmitter, receiver, or both
• Facilitates complex calibration of RF to millimeter-wave measurement systems and creates task-based test setup guidance—from signal creation to measurement
• Generates and analyzes 5G candidate waveforms to ensure accurate and repeatable measurements
SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 11, 2016 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced its Signal Optimizer software—the industry's first and only all-in-one software for calibration, signal creation and signal analysis of 5G candidate waveforms. By simplifying calibration and the critical design tasks related to 5G signal creation and analysis, the software enables R&D engineers to focus more time on being first-to-market with their own designs.
Calibration is essential to making accurate measurements of 5G signals; however, calibrating wideband channels at RF, microwave and millimeter wave frequencies is a challenging task. Keysight's new Signal Optimizer software overcomes this challenge by making fully-guided system calibrations easier than ever before. The software also features task-based instructions that simplify complex system optimization and measurements, and allow engineers to more confidently validate their 5G designs.
"R&D engineers at major wireless infrastructure and device vendors are designing and evaluating 5G candidate technologies using a complex range of different tools," said Mark Pierpont, vice president of Keysight's Internet Infrastructure Solutions Group. "Our new Signal Optimizer software solves this problem by bringing together 5G measurement science and flexible wideband system calibrations in a single software solution. The result is a powerful 5G-focused solution for accelerating deployment of the fifth generation of mobile wireless services."
Keysight's Signal Optimizer software can generate and analyze a host of 5G candidate technologies, such as FBMC and F-OFDM. Enhanced LTE for 5G is also being developed along with new multiple access on existing LTE signals. Future additions are simply licensed and added to the Signal Optimizer software on an as needed basis.
More information about Keysight's Signal Optimizer software is available at www.keysight.com/find/signaloptimizer. An image of the new software is available at www.keysight.com/find/SignalOptimizer_images..
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Keysight's new Signal Optimizer software is available now. A typical configuration, consisting of the K3101A base calibration and one signal creation and analysis selection (e.g., K3102A, K3013A or K3104A), is priced $25,000. Individual pricing for a fixed perpetual license is as follows:
About Keysight in Software
Keysight software is downloadable design, test and measurement expertise. From first simulation through first customer shipment, Keysight software tools enable engineering teams to accelerate from data to information to actionable insight. Additional information is available at www.keysight.com/find/software. Download free software trials at www.keysight.com/find/free_trials.
About Keysight in 5G
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.
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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PoPosted July 12, 2016