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Keysight Speeds Installation of 5G, Radar and Satellite Communication Systems with New High-Performance Handheld Microwave Analyser
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April 14, 2021 News

 

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, whose primary manufacturing and order fulfilment location is in Penang, Malaysia, has introduced a new high-performance handheld microwave analyser that speeds installation of 5G, radar and satellite communication systems.

The ramp-up of 5G new radio (NR) services in mmWave spectrum around the world, coupled with a significant increase in deployments of satellite-based communications systems, is driving the need for cost-effective, field-based network testing, monitoring and troubleshooting tools. Keysight’s new FieldFox microwave analyser supports an extended frequency range with measurement integrity comparable to lab-based tools. A compact and ruggedised multi-purpose tool, the new wideband analyser enables users installing an mmWave infrastructure to reliably measure key performance indicators (KPIs) of the network while in the field.

“The new FieldFox microwave analyser delivers high radio frequency (RF) performance in the industry’s most lightweight formfactor for on-site use,” said Dan Dunn, vice president of Keysight’s Aerospace and Defense Government Solutions. “Now, 5G mobile operators, installation companies, satellite and ground station service providers, as well as defence organisations, can quickly and efficiently deploy advanced communication systems.”

Keysight’s FieldFox, an integrated handheld analyser with a task-driven user interface, incorporates spectrum and signal analysis, as well as signal generation capabilities. This enables FieldFox to accurately measure signal interference, antenna and cable performance, electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure levels, as well as pathloss in communication systems. Keysight’s new high-performance installation tool ensures 5G services in frequency range 2 (FR2) can reach full connectivity potential.

Keysight’s new FieldFox builds on the company’s FieldFox B-series originally introduced in May of 2019, and delivers the following key customer benefits:

  • Simplifies set-up and improves measurement results in any 3GPP-specified band in frequency range 2 (FR2) by extending the frequency range to 54GHz without the need for external mixers.
  • Supports advanced channel aggregation and complex interference troubleshooting with an increased analysis bandwidth range up to 120MHz.
  • Enables customers to confidently measure and analyse mmWave signals with complex modulation schemes such as 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM).
  • Delivers reliable analysis of complex signals with industry-leading low phase noise, high sensitivity and amplitude accuracy.
  • Offers 5G NR beamforming analysis using phased array antenna control, critical in the deployment of multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) technology.
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