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Keysight Technologies to Help RDA Microelectronics Accelerate NB-IoT Chipset Tests


Chipset, module and device makers can verify and improve RF performance with Keysight's test solution


  • Keysight's NB-IoT RF performance test solution evaluates and optimizes NB-IoT designs
  • Keysight's NB-IoT RF performance test solution, which is based on the E7515A UXM wireless test set, was selected by RDA to support its NB-IoT RF performance test within various working modes

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 31, 2017

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that its industry leading Narrow Band Internet of Thing (NB-IoT) RF performance test solution was selected by RDA Microelectronics (RDA) to help accelerate its NB-IoT chipset testing.

NB-IoT is a narrowband cellular radio technology designed for the IoT by 3GPP. The deep coverage and extremely low power consumption of NB-IoT has created new R&D challenges in RF performance and new working modes. Chipset makers must evaluate the RF performance under real working modes to ensure a good connection and coverage.

Keysight and RDA are collaborating on NB-IoT test plans to ensure the highest quality NB-IoT chipset. By setting the chipset into different working modes with Keysight's NB-IoT test solution, RDA can efficiently and completely test the RF performance and as a result, accelerate chipset development.

"Keysight's E7515A UXM is the industry leading wireless test set for performing RF measurements with NB-IoT chipsets," said Giampaolo Tardioli, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Wireless Chipset Segment. "Working with industry leaders, such as RDA, has allowed us to offer a complete and scalable solution that helps our customers achieve time-to-market and cost goals more quickly."

"RDA has always cooperated greatly with Keysight, the NB-IoT RF performance test solution provided by Keysight has accelerated our engineers finding problems and extremely enhanced our R&D progress," said Jingming Wang, the vice president of RDA research and development. "RDA will have deeper cooperation with Keysight in the future."

More information about Keysight's UXM wireless test set is available at High resolution images and videos are available at Contact Keysight at for E7515A UXM pricing and delivery information.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, 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 $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at

About RDA

RDA Microelectronics, as a chip design company under Tsinghua Unigroup, designs, develops and markets high-performance radio-frequency and mixed-signal system-on-chip and provide local service and technical support. Its diversified product portfolio includes radio-frequency frond end modules, transceivers, power amplifiers, radio-frequency switches, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio receivers, television chips and image sensor chips. RDA provides turn-key solutions to help customers accelerate design cycle and reduce development costs. Our customers cover the global and local manufacturers, and provide excellent products to world-wide consumers. More information is available at

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