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Keysight Technologies to Help Accelerate Deployment of IoT Technology Using Qualcomm™ Technologies’ LTE IoT Modems
Press release date: March 16, 2017
Device manufacturers can verify compliance to North American Carrier's Cat M1 Test Plan and optimize designs supporting NB-IoT standards
- Keysight Anite SAS Interoperability Test Solution now supports Cat M1 Test Plan validated by North American carrier
- Industry's first wireless benchtop test set to establish connectivity with NB-IoT device
SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 16, 2017 - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced their plan to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoT capabilities is expected to help connect billions of devices with applications—such as smart homes, connected cars, healthcare and smart cities; as well as industrial applications, including energy systems, agriculture and transportation.
Device manufacturers are now able to verify that their Cat M1 capable products comply with a North American carrier's Cat M1 focused Test Plan by using the Keysight Anite SAS Interoperability Test Solution (SAS). The carrier validated the Test Plan following successful execution of test cases using the leading carrier acceptance solution SAS, as well as a device equipped with Qualcomm Technologies' MDM9206 LTE IoT modem. Cat M1 is an IoT-centric variety of LTE that uses 1.4 MHz of spectrum to deliver 300 kbps to 400 kbps.
Keysight offers designers the ability to optimize IoT designs for critical performance attributes such as power consumption, RF performance and interoperability, by simulating the real world in the lab using the Keysight UXM. The UXM is the world's first wireless test set to demonstrate connectivity with an NB-IoT device that complies to the NB-IoT standards. NB-IoT is a standards-based low-power wide-area technology developed to enable a wide range of new IoT devices and services.
"Keysight's ability to support Cat M1 and NB-IoT technology using Qualcomm Technologies' LTE IoT modems has resulted in IoT industry leading design and test solutions," said Giampaolo Tardiolo, senior director for Chipset Mobile Test at Keysight Technologies. "These solutions help customers bring reliable IoT enabled devices to market more quickly."
About Keysight in Wireless
From WLAN to LTE-Advanced to the new 5G technologies, Keysight is focused on tackling the toughest design and test problems in the industry with the broadest range of solutions. With the most advanced electronic measurement solutions consisting of powerful software tied to both benchtop and modular hardware, engineers are able to get greater insight into design and test from simulation to R&D, from validation to manufacturing, from conformance to deployment. With experienced engineers in significant roles in cellular and WLAN standards groups and hundreds of application engineers all over the world, Keysight expertise is there to solve customer problems. Additional information is available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM and www.keysight.com/find/cellular. A knowledge library of application notes, CDs and more is available at www.keysight.com/find/lte-a-insight.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems 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 the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com.
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