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Keysight Technologies' Arbitrary Waveform Generator Now Includes Real-Time Signals, Greater Bandwidth


Solution Improves Test Speeds by up to 100 Times


  • Increased analog bandwidth from 20 to 25 GHz
  • New sequencer for long-signal scenarios
  • New real-time digital signal processing for coherent optical applications
  • New MIPI® C-PHY℠ and D-PHY℠ receiver compliance testing efficiency

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2016

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that the M8195A 65 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator's (AWG's) analog bandwidth increased from 20 GHz to 25 GHz. This performance increase guarantees even greater signal quality, with up to four fully synchronized channels.

The AWG's memory also increased to 16 GSa per channel for a playtime of 250 ms at maximum sample rate. With the M8195A's sequencer option, engineers can create long test signal scenarios.

Furthermore, by adding the M8085A software plug-in, engineers can have a very compact multi-lane MIPI C-PHY and D-PHY receiver test-application. The D-PHY test application includes a payload pattern and pattern sequence editor. Standard conformant calibration and test procedures are also part of the application for C-PHY and D-PHY. A standard conformant test significantly increases the efficiency of every engineer in charge of qualifying C-PHY or D-PHY interfaces.

Also available is the 81195A optical modulation generator software. The software's real-time option allows engineers to change the signal properties and impairments at runtime.

"The M8195A AWG, in combination with the 81195A optical modulation generator's real-time option, speeds up tests by a factor of 100," said Jürgen Beck, general manager and vice president of Keysight's Digital and Photonic Test Division. "This unprecedented approach represents a tremendous relief for test engineers who are always under the pressure to deliver reliable test results in a minimum of time."

The M8195A features one, two or four differential channels per 1-slot high AXIe module. The number of channels is software upgradeable.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The M8195A arbitrary waveform generator is available at an entry price of $95,000.
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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 (MIPI®) Alliance, Ethernet standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and many others. Keysight is committed to involvement in standards groups and related workshops, plugfests and seminars to ensure the right test solutions are created to meet customers' evolving needs.

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 2015. Information about Keysight is available at

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