Keysight Demonstrates Newest Optical and High-speed Digital Test Solutions at OFC 2019

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#400Glt;/agt;–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced it will exhibit
the company’s newest optical
and high-speed digital test solutions
at OFC 2019, booth 2600, San
Diego Convention Center, March 5th – 7th, 2019.

Massive data flow from 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality
(VR), Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles is driving
explosive traffic growth. This is creating an unprecedented demand for
bandwidth everywhere in the network and data center, while increasing
the need for 400G Ethernet and terabit optics.

“Keysight’s goal in the optical market is to enable our customers to
introduce and accelerate innovations within their cost envelope without
compromising quality. This includes new optical components, network
elements and systems, and all-optical fiber networks,” said Joachim
Peerlings, vice president and general manager, Network and Data Center
Solutions, at Keysight.

At OFC 2019, Keysight will demonstrate test solutions for high-speed
Ethernet and 400G/PAM4 in the data center, coherent test for terabit
transmission and optical component characterization addressing the
customer workflow from design to characterization and validation across
all network layers, as well as manufacturing.

Joachim Peerlings also commented, “Keysight’s close relationship with
industry leaders helps them, and us, to be first to market. Keysight’s
optical and high-speed digital test solutions have been instrumental in
the research and development of new devices that our customers will
demonstrate at OFC 2019, and they will be an integral part of more than
twenty customer demonstrations at the show.”

Examples include:

  • Eoptolink (booth 4221), a leading optical transceiver supplier
    for data center, enterprise and optical transmission networks, will
    partner with Keysight to demonstrate for the first time a 400G ORST
    (Optical Receiver Stress Test) automated standard-compliant solution
    used in conjunction with high performance Keysight solutions like the
    M8040A Bit Error Ratio Tester, M8195A Arbitrary Waveform Generator,
    N1092C Digital Communication Analyzer, and N1076B clock recovery.
  • Innolight (booth 1909), a global leader in high-speed optical
    transceivers, is using a wide array of Keysight’s solutions including
    the company’s N1092C Digital Communication Analyzer and N1078A 64 GBd
    clock recovery, in the live demonstration of their 400G QSFP-DD DR4
    (SiPho-based), 400G QSFP-DD LR4 and 200G coherent CFP transceivers for
    data center and metro applications.
  • Accelink (booth 5001), a leading opto-electronic components
    supplier, will demonstrate its new solutions for 400G-FR4 and 100G-DR1
    for the datacenter with Keysight’s M8040A Bit Error Ratio Tester,
    N1092C Digital Communication Analyzer, and N1078A 64 GBd clock
    recovery high performance solutions.
  • AOI (booth 2431), a leading provider of fiber-optic access
    network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband,
    fiber-to-the-home and telecom markets, will showcase Keysight’s M8040A
    Bit Error Ratio Tester, N1092C Digital Communication Analyzer, and
    N1078A 64 GBd clock recovery test solutions in their new 400G DR4/FR4
    to 100G DR1/FR1 products.
  • Cloud Light (booth 6625), a market leader for providing
    customized solutions for optical transceivers and active optical
    cables for use in datacenters, will show 200G and 400G optical
    transceivers with Keysight’s N1000A Wide-Bandwidth Oscilloscope and
    N1092C Digital Communication Analyzer.
  • Molex (booth 2807), a leading global manufacturer of electronic
    solutions, will show line rate 400G Ethernet traffic with Ixia’s
    AresONE QSFP-DD over Molex’s new 3m QSFP-DD DAC in multiple switch
    vendor demonstrations. Real-time analysis on AresONE will showcase
    test results of pre-FEC (forward error correction) per lane BER (bit
    error rate) performance that exceeds IEEE specifications.
  • Finisar (booth 3713), a global leader in optical
    communications, will demonstrate QSFP-DD and OSFP optical transceiver
    modules with Ixia’s 2nd generation 400GE AresONE test system. The
    demonstration will consist of AresONE ports transmitting and receiving
    up to 3.2 Tbps of live Ethernet test traffic to multiple switch
    vendors within their booth and the Ethernet Alliance (EA) (booth 4749).
    • The Ixia
      AresONE-400GE test systems
      will also be used for
      interoperability testing of the latest 400GE-capable devices,
      optical and copper interconnects, and network switches at the EA
  • Source Photonics (booth 4021), a leading global provider
    of innovative and reliable technology that enables communications and
    data connectivity, will demonstrate the maturity of the 400GE
    ecosystem, using its latest 400G-LR8 and DR4 QSFP-DD modules
    and Ixia’s field-proven K400 QSFP-DD test systems in a multi-vendor
    live demonstration.
  • Juniper Networks (booth 2129), an industry leader in automated,
    scalable and secure networks, will use QSFP-DD 400G-FR4 optics in
    its 400G capable QFX5220 demonstration which will exchange full duplex
    line rate 400G Ethernet traffic with the AresONE test system located
    in the EA booth.

As part of the OFC technical program, Keysight industry experts will
present two courses:

  • SC 369-2019: Test and Measurement for Signals with Complex Optical
    Modulation– Sunday, March 3rd, 1pm – 5pm
    Bernd Nebendahl – Photonic Systems Architect
  • SC 178-2019: Test and Measurement for Data Center/Short Reach
    Communications– Monday, March 4th, 8:30am – 12:30pm
    Greg LeCheminant – Applications Specialist

Visit Keysight
OFC 2019
for a complete list of demos.

Keysight service and support specialists will be available to answer
questions about its accredited calibrations, technology refresh
services, training and consulting offerings.

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 $3.9B in fiscal
year 2018. More information is available at

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