Keysight Technologies Launches First Integrated Dual Channel 44 GHz Vector Signal Generator With 2 GHz Bandwidth

High-performance VXG microwave signal generators address wideband mmWave
applications for 5G and satellite communications

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#5Glt;/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, today launched the first
dual-channel microwave signal generators that support up to 44 gigahertz
(GHz) signals and 2 GHz radio frequency (RF) modulation bandwidth in a
single instrument.

Keysight’s new VXG
microwave signal generators
address the most demanding wideband
millimeter wave (mmWave) applications for 5G and satellite
communications by decreasing test set-up complexity and reducing path
losses introduced in over-the-air (OTA) test environments.

Many 5G New Radio (NR) deployments leverage wider channel bandwidths and
active antenna arrays operating in mmWave frequency spectrum to support
multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO), as well as beamforming
technologies. 3GPP mandated conformance testing of components, and other
wireless network equipment aimed for deployment in mmWave frequencies,
need to be performed in radiated OTA test environments.

Keysight’s new VXG microwave signal generators support the next frontier
of cellular technology with the following key benefits:

  • Deliver an optimized 5G NR test system setup leveraging dual-channel
    44 GHz vector signal generation with up to 2 GHz RF modulation
    bandwidth, and phase-coherent capability in a single test instrument.
  • Offer low OTA test system path loss resulting from the industry’s
    highest output power versus error vector magnitude (EVM) and adjacent
    channel power ratio (ACPR) performance.
  • Accelerate product development through integration with Keysight’s PathWave
    Signal Generation
    , a software suite with access to a wide range of
    evolving standards-compliant 3GPP 5G NR signals for testing base
    stations, mobile terminal transmitters and receivers.

“We are excited to introduce the world’s first dual-channel 44 GHz
microwave signal generator with 2 GHz bandwidth, in both benchtop and
modular form factors,” said Joe Rickert, Keysight Vice President, High
Frequency Measurement R&D. “The VXG’s low phase noise, high output
power, excellent modulation, and distortion performance make it an ideal
signal generator for a wide breadth of applications in wireless
communications, for commercial and aerospace defense industries.”

Keysight’s VXG signal generators offer designers and manufacturers of
wireless equipment a wide range of advanced features, including:

  • Unmatched RF performance that optimizes measurement integrity and
    minimizes uncertainty for wide bandwidths at millimeter wave
  • A new graphical user interface for 5G NR that delivers a streamlined
    experience when creating standard-compliant test signals
  • User-centric interface – multi-touch and modular – that deliver
    identical performance while addressing specific needs unique to R&D
    and manufacturing environments

Keysight’s 5G
waveform generation and analysis testbed solution
leverages the VXG
microwave signal generator’s enhanced capabilities for 5G development
teams to efficiently validate new designs across both frequency range 1
(FR1) and frequency range 2 (FR2) as defined by 3GPP. The testbed
solution uniquely addresses the challenges of 5G NR conformance test and
enables Keysight to quickly integrate new technology into market-ready
solutions that enable customers to move faster and achieve
first-to-market goals.

Additional Information

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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