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There will always be faster and better technology. When the benefits become undeniable, be ready with a cost-effective strategy for technology refresh. Planning ahead will help you maximize return on investment and streamline the transformation. Get our application brief and discover the four essential elements of an effective tech-refresh strategy. Download now.

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Understand how millimeter-wave signals (mmWave) will function in real-world environments. With increasingly shorter wavelengths in the 5G air interface, there are new challenges to test. Learn how to thoroughly test 5G mmWave devices for real-world functionality by reading the "OTA Test for Millimeter-Wave 5G NR Devices and Systems" whitepaper. Download now.

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Measurement accuracy and reliability depends on you, the test asset user. The Keysight poster titled, “The Calibration Game” outlines 5 areas to get the best performance from your test assets to ensure the best performance for your device under test.

Order this complimentary poster or our “Refresh Your Lab” poster that introduces options to keep aging test assets up to date.

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IoT spans from consumer apps such as smart homes, connected cars and wearables, to industrial apps covering energy systems, agriculture, mining, transportation, healthcare and more. This complimentary poster maps the various wireless protocols being used and evaluated to build out the IoT infrastructure. Request your free IoT poster now.

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Get your hands on the largest catalog of high-performance test & measurement solutions with more than 100 pages of information on test applications and equipment used in core fiber networks and data centers. The Lightwave Catalog addresses the latest technologies such as silicon photonics, 400G, PAM-x and coherent transmission to meet your needs in research and development as well as cost-effective manufacturing.

Limited quantities available in United States, Canada and Latin America only.

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Software defined radios (SDRs) are not new. Over 25 years ago, Joseph Mitola introduced the SDR concept in his seminal paper. At the time the paper was published, many communications experts and industry observers anticipated a migration from proprietary, closed architectures to software-defined approaches. After all, software defined implied flexibility, agility, and extensibility—all desirable attributes for communications. However, software in software defined has been the bottleneck to leverage the technology to its full potential. There are various software tools for various hardware targets. Though the FPGAs are being increasingly used in SDR, the learning curve of its programming languages is steep.

 
This white paper will cover:
  • Attributes to consider when designing software defined architectures
  • Elements of software defined architectures:
    • Hardware abstraction
    • Software development environments
    • Technology platforms and processors and FPGAs
    • Advantages and disadvantages
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Many quality standards require calibration. This is to reduce measurement risk. But how does calibration reduce measurement risk? How do you know if your calibration provider has been successful at reducing measurement risk? We will explore what is measurement risk and the key drivers of measurement risk. We will explain exactly what calibration is, how it mitigates risk, and the different calibration deliverables. A proper calibration strategy helps ensures end-product compliance and performance is critical for reducing your testing costs. Read our white paper to learn more.

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5G’s ecosystem of high-performance applications will operate over the ultimate consolidation of voice, data and video. For many RF engineers, this is uncharted territory: mastering millimeter-wave, characterizing air interfaces, measuring antenna efficiency, and solving elusive interference problems. To help you explore new ground, Keysight FieldFox handheld analyzers simplify and accelerate the over-the-air (OTA) measurements you’ll need to assess 5G trial networks. Get our new white paper and see how FieldFox can help. Download now.

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This application brief explains the complexity of testing in millimeter wave and how you can meet those challenges.

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With the race to 5G now underway, the wireless research community has embarked on a journey to create the technologies of tomorrow that will deliver unprecedented improvements in network throughput and capacity, enhancements in spectral efficiency, reduced end-to-end latency, and increased reliability and more. Given the limited availability of spectrum and the projected massive number of IoT devices to come online, one of the key candidate technologies in achieving greater spectral efficiency is Massive MIMO. Using the National Instruments MIMO Prototyping System, researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Lund achieved a record breaking spectral efficiency of 145.6 bits/s/Hz with 128 antennas at the base station and 22 single antenna mobile stations over a 20 MHz radio channel which amounts to a 22x increase in spectral efficiency over today’s existing 4G networks. This white paper describes a flexible MIMO prototyping system that allows you to quickly test on mobility, multi-cell operation, cell edge performance, and other research areas.