Keysight Technologies Introduces Transmitter Testing Solution for USB 3.1


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014

Keysight Technologies, Inc. today introduced transmitter (TX) test support for the USB 3.1 specification with the U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software. The test software allows authorized test centers to certify SuperSpeed USB and SuperSpeed USB 10-Gbps devices and gives in-house test and performance validation engineers the tools to ensure their devices comply with the USB 3.1 specification. The Keysight USB 3.1 solution provides accurate test results to reduce development costs and simplify measurement processes for test engineers in the consumer electronics, cable manufacturing and semiconductor industries.

The test software operates on Keysight's 90000 X-, Q- and Z-Series Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 16 GHz and higher. Access to the test signals through a USB test fixture is required.

"Keysight actively supports the USB-IF and USB implementers by providing measurement solutions early and by consistently participating in the compliance workshops," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and COO. "As we move towards higher speeds, the measurement and physical layer compliance solutions that companies like Keysight provide are essential for the USB-IF testing and certification program to ensure a seamless computing experience."

Benefits of the Keysight USB 3.1 test solution for transmitter and receiver test include:

  • Comprehensive and accurate transmitter testing.
  • Investment protection by providing signal generation and analysis capability for a variety of bus standards, including USB, PCI Express(r), SATA and DisplayPort.
  • Configurability and flexibility for debugging devices.

Engineers can use the solution with the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) approved fixtures or the Keysight U7242A fixture, which has been used for USB 3.0 testing.

Additional Information

Additional information about Keysight's USB 3.1 compliance test is available at Images are available at

Information about Keysight's USB 3.0 receiver test solutions is available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software is available now and is priced at $8,000.

Keysight's Digital Test Standards Program

Keysight's solutions for digital applications are driven and supported by Keysight experts who are involved in various international standards committees. Keysight experts are active in the Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC),  PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG®),Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO)USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPITM) AllianceEthernet Standards (IEEE 802.3)Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and many others. Keysight is committed to involvement in standards groups and their related workshops, plugfests and test specification development to ensure the right test solutions are created to meet customers' evolving needs.

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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