Keysight Technologies Joins NYU WIRELESS to Advance 5G Mobile Technology


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that they have joined the NYU WIRELESS university research center as a key sponsor of the fundamental groundwork that the research center is laying for a new generation of wireless technologies, also known as 5G.

"We are gratified to have Keysight join us as a member of our board of affiliated industrial sponsors, and we're looking forward to reaping the benefits of the deep 5G knowledge they have developed while creating their advanced testing technology," said Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, NYU WIRELESS director and founder. "Our student and faculty researchers, as well as the emerging body of knowledge on wireless communications, will all benefit from this association."

Rappaport ( holds the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chairmanship in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the NYU School of Engineering, as well as appointments at Courant and the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical School.

The announcement comes as the Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Inquiry explores the potential of mobile radio services in the millimeter-wave radio spectrum—an area in which NYU WIRELESS is developing fundamental science and mathematical channel models needed to develop 5G equipment, and in which Keysight has been selling test solutions for over 25 years.

Today's mobile broadband network radio systems use signals with longer wavelengths due to favorable propagation characteristics; travelling long distances and through buildings. Yet two years of measurements by NYU WIRELESS of the characteristics of millimeter waves of 28, 38, 60, and 73 GHz are demonstrating that these waves—with wavelengths smaller than a fingernail—hold potential far beyond what experts had expected: merely line-of-sight transmission and reception. Instead, the NYU WIRELESS tests are finding rich scatterings, with waves reflecting off buildings and even people so that they can travel down city blocks.

"As a global measurement solution provider, Keysight is engaged around the world in 5G research," said Roger Nichols, Keysight 5G program manager. "Professor Rappaport's impressive work in millimeter wave technology is an excellent addition to our worldwide engagement strategy and is an excellent fit with the expertise we have in our hardware, software, and our people. We are excited to be part of this program and look forward to working with his team and the other affiliates."

About NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering dates to 1854, when the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture as well as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly) were founded. Their successor institutions merged in January 2014 to create a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to programs at its main campus in downtown Brooklyn, it is closely connected to engineering programs in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, and it operates business incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit


New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering launched NYU WIRELESS in August 2012. Focused on mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets, NYU WIRELESS is the first university center to combine wireless, computing, and medical applications research. NYU WIRELESS includes more than 20 faculty members and 100 graduate students from the NYU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the NYU Langone School of Medicine.

As part of its pioneering mm-wave research, NYU WIRELESS is functioning as a hub linking its 11 industrial affiliates as well as researchers at other universities. Its measurements and theoretical modeling work continues to uncover unexpected potential. The center is also developing channel models and researching the potential of multiple antennas, as well as other 5G technology, including medical applications that will become possible with massive increases in data capacity.

Keysight 5G

Keysight provides a comprehensive set of 5G electronic design and test tools designed to help engineers gain greater insight into their research, development, and ultimately their manufacturing processes. Keysight's 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; and high-speed digital and power management. Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to advance the next-generation of 5G wireless communications systems. Keysight recently launched the industry's first 5G Exploration Software Library as part of its SystemVue solution. Information about Keysight's 5G test and measurement solutions is available at
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 2014. Information about Keysight is available at

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