Keysight Technologies to Demonstrate Coherent and Multi-Level Communications Test Solutions at ECOC


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014

Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced that it will demonstrate test and measurement solutions to advance communications beyond 400Gb/s in telecom, data center and computing at ECOC 2014, Sept. 22 — 24, Cannes, France, Stand 368.

The Keysight test solutions and technical discussions will include:

  • New: Keysight will show, for the first time, a new digital and arbitrary signal generator, the M8195A arbitrary waveform generator, with the highest speed, bandwidth and channel density. It is the most versatile signal generator up to 32 GBaud and beyond, suitable for PAM-4 signal generation to test high-speed ICs and for coherent signal generation to test high-speed optical links.
  • Making swept-wavelength measurements of passive and integrated receiver components with polarization dependence.
  • Characterizing components for next-generation transmission systems using the Keysight Lightwave Component Analyzer. This NIST traceable, turn-key solution for electro-optical component characterization is based on the Keysight performance network analyzer. With bandwidths up to 67 GHz the analyzer characterizes balanced electro-optical components for coherent transmission and supports 56G-CEI characterization.
  • Enabling coherent transmission beyond 400 Gb/s using the industry's most flexible optical and electrical real-time modulation analysis system, the Keysight N4391A, which includes the Infiniium 90000 Z-Series oscilloscope, and the compact, standalone Keysight N4392A integrated optical modulation analyzer. Both solutions enable smart signal analysis for coherent transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) research combined with multi-format complex signal generation.
  • Making accurate generation and characterization of PAM-4 signals, based on the M8000 Series, 86100D Infiniium DCA-X and Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscope.
  • Precisely characterizing 100GbE optical receivers (RX) and transmitters (TX) with the new J-BERT M8020A High-Performance BERT, the Lightwave measurement system and the 86100D Infiniium DCA-X.
  • Learn about the latest updates on implemented compliance test applications for OIF-CEI 3.0, SFF-8431, IEEE 80.23 KR and other communication standards for computing and data centers, running on the digital communications analyzer.
  • Learn how to anticipate problems and provide 1st-pass PCBs for DOCSIS, PCIe, USB, DDR designs and more optical & electronic architectures and PCB implementations with dedicated software based solutions such as SystemVue, ADS, EMPro.
  • See Keysight's new official eBay store where Keysight premium used and Keysight used products with savings of 20 percent are available. ECOC attendees will receive an additional 10 percent discount when buying any Keysight N77xx models at the eBay store during the event. For more information, contact Keysight at

Additional event information is available at and

About Keysight Technologies

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.

Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Keysight's separation of the electronic measurement business; future revenues, earnings and profitability; the future demand for the company's products and services; and customer expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers' businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities.

In addition, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10, and amendments thereto. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Keysight's management and on currently available information. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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