Keithley Instruments - Press Release 10-23-2008
Ubiquisys Employs Keithley RF Test Systems as it Ramps
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Keithley Instruments, Inc.
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Cleveland, Ohio - October
23, 2008 - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader
in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announced today that its
award-winning RF test solutions, including the Series 2800 RF Vector
Signal Analyzers and Series 2900 RF Vector Generators, are established
in production with Ubiquisys, Ltd., a leading developer of 3G femtocells.
Ubiquisys has been using Keithley's RF test solutions as it ramps
its femtocell production at Sony UK Tech.
RF test instruments are designed to meet the challenges that are associated
with femtocell testing.
They are built on a next-generation instrument
platform that uses state-of-the-art RF and high-speed DSP technology
to reduce the cost of test and shorten time to market. Additionally,
they provide the measurement accuracy needed to ensure high product
quality and production yields and high test speed and low equipment
cost needed to reduce the cost of test.
"Keithley's RF test solutions
are able to achieve a very high throughput in production test applications,
which have proven extremely important to Ubiquisys as they ramp their
production," said Mark Hoersten, Vice President of Business Development
for Keithley. "The Series 2800 and 2900 feature a next-generation,
DSP-based Software-Defined Radio architecture that enables them to make
these extremely high speed measurements with the required high levels
"We are very impressed with the speed of measurement
and test time offered by Keithley's RF solutions," added John Evans
MBE, Vice President of Operations for Ubiquisys. "Additionally,
Keithley's support of our test development and understanding of our
application was an equally critical factor in our original purchasing
Keithley's Series 2800 RF Vector Signal Analyzers
and Series 2900 RF Vector Generators 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 Series 2800
and 2900 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.
About Ubiquisys Ltd.
was formed in 2004 to bring its ground-breaking ZoneGate femtocell technology
to market. ZoneGate femtocells are manufactured with Sony UK Tech and
are available as standalone units or as part of a residential gateway
device such as Netgear's DVG834GH.
The system supports multiple
interfaces to the operator's core network and is remotely managed and
updated using standard TR-069 management systems such as Motive's Home
Ubiquisys' sole focus is femtocells, and in 2007
it created the Femto Forum to promote standards and partnerships in
this fast-emerging industry. In May 2008, ABI Research named Ubiquisys
as the world's leading femtocell vendor in their Femtocell Vendor Matrix.
The company is funded by Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas
Venture, Google and T-Mobile Venture Fund.
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About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
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.
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RF test solutions, visit
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Keithley Instruments, Inc.
28775 Aurora Road
Cleveland, OH 44139-1891
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