AAC uses Keysight’s 5G solutions to accelerate 5G radio frequency front-end development for next-generation mobile phones and base stations
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 24, 2019 — 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 that AAC Technologies (AAC), a leading provider of advanced miniaturized technology, used Keysight’s suite of 5G solutions to introduce high-performance 5G mmWave front-end solutions for next generation mobile phones and base stations.
Following AAC’s announcement to invest in a research and development center in Singapore last year, the company chose Keysight’s 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis Testbed to validate its new 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio-frequency front end (RFFE) solutions. The testbed leverages Keysight’s metrology-grade signal source and signal analyzers, as well as Keysight’s industry-proven software tools – Signal Studio (a signal creation tool) and 89600 VSA (a demodulation and vector signal analysis tool) – to confidently validate that their new 5G mmWave RFFE solutions comply to the latest 3GPP Release 15 standards.
“Our extended collaboration with Keysight, initiated more than eight years ago in support of our development of micro-electromechanical systems or MEMS, will enable us to successfully establish AAC as a leading solution provider of 5G RFFE integrated components for a global wireless market,” said Dr. Roger Tay, vice president of research and development and general manager of AAC Technologies. “Thanks to Keysight’s end-to-end 5G solutions and Anokiwave’s mmWave Core integrated circuits, we can accelerate commercialization of high-performance 5G mmWave integrated front-end solutions in a small form factor that serve emerging small cell and fixed wireless markets.”
“We are proud to play an instrumental role in empowering a leading provider to deliver 5G components that are critical for offering fast, reliable 5G connectivity to end-users,” said Roger Nichols, 5G program manager at Keysight. “Keysight’s 5G solutions, widely adopted by the mobile ecosystem around the world, enable wireless component makers to accurately validate designs for devices and base stations under a multitude of technically demanding scenarios.”
AAC’s 5G mmWave device incorporates Anokiwave’s mmWave Core integrated circuits (ICs) to address demanding 5G technical requirements in a small form-factor by leveraging energy-efficient mmWave beamformer integrated circuits.
AAC also selected Keysight’s high performance wafer-level measurement solutions (WMS), which are critical for optimizing device modeling to accelerate design validation workflow for radio frequency (RF) and mmWave components.
About Keysight in 5G
Keysight’s industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment, and optimization. Keysight offers common software and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices, base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behaviour scenarios. Additional information about Keysight's 5G solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.
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 www.keysight.com.
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