Featured Success Stories

Nokia Bell Labs Sets Two World Records

The Challenge

  • Simultaneously measure 4 outputs from full coherent receiver used in high-speed, long haul optical communications

The Solution

  • Use Keysight’s new 4 channel, 110 GHz UXR-Series oscilloscope, the first in the world to provide the number of high bandwidth, integrated channels needed

The Results

  • Set two world records and enabled the design of a full coherent receiver at the highest symbol rate ever:
  • Demonstrated data operations at 720 Gb/s with QPSK signals
  • Achieved a per-carrier line rate of 1.6 Tb/s

Semiconductor Solutions Provider Extends IoT Device Battery Life

The Challenge

  • Extend IoT Device battery life via "energy harvesting"
  • Design an impedance-matching circuit to charge IoT device batteries from antenna-harvested DC power

The Solution

  • Use Keysight ADS software to obtain accurate linear and non-linear co-simulation and more efficient design
  • Minimize parasitics using diode packaging models

The Results

  • Achieved 13% efficiency at DC power threshold of -20 dBm
  • Achieved 68% efficiency at +20 dBm input power
  • Minimized return loss

Automotive Manufacturer Slashes Test Time by 95%

The Challenge

  • Reduce DC-to-DC converter test and verification times
  • Improve test accuracy consistency
  • Replace error-prone manual data logging

The Solution

  • Measure multiple parameters using Keysight B2985A meter
  • Generate high power levels with Keysight N8900 DC power suypply
  • Simplify signal routing with Keysight 34980A switch/measure unit

The Results

  • Reduced test time by 95%
  • Increased throughput by 4x
  • Implemented automated continuous testing to improve overall test efficiency

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Case Study 2018-09-13

Full Coherent Receiver Tests Enabled At Record Speeds

Full Coherent Receiver Tests Enabled At Record Speeds

Learn how Nokia Bell Labs set new world records for the fastest optical transmission enabled by Keysight's UXR-Series oscilloscope.

2018-09-13

Case Study 2018-07-31

Extending the Operating Life of IoT Devices with a Wireless Energy-Harvesting Circuit

Extending the Operating Life of IoT Devices with a Wireless Energy-Harvesting Circuit

STMicroelectronics and French university ESEO extended the operating life of IoT devices by creating an “energy harvesting” circuit to transform RF energy into DC power. They used Keysight design software to create a more efficient design and minimize return loss.

2018-07-31

Case Study 2018-07-28

Portable RADAR Testing Saves Time on the Assembly Line

Portable RADAR Testing Saves Time on the Assembly Line

Automotive radar technology is an indispensable part of the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that not only adds convenience but helps save lives. ADAS-connected radar modules must be precisely validated on the assembly line to deliver proper operation.

2018-07-28

Case Study 2018-07-27

Driving Down the Cost of Testing 1,500V Photovoltaic Systems

Driving Down the Cost of Testing 1,500V Photovoltaic Systems

Three photovoltaic (PV) inverter OEMs saved on test equipment costs and slashed data logging and report generation time with new Keysight PV design and test solution.

2018-07-27

Case Study 2018-07-17

Manufacturer of Automotive DC-DC Converters Slashes Test Time by 95 Percent

Manufacturer of Automotive DC-DC Converters Slashes Test Time by 95 Percent

DC-DC converter OEM reduced test time by 95% and boosted throughput by 4x with automated and continuous testing of multiple parameters for each converter.

2018-07-17

Case Study 2018-07-04

Completing Li-Ion Cell Self-Discharge Testing in Just Two Hours

Completing Li-Ion Cell Self-Discharge Testing in Just Two Hours

Leading Lithium-Ion cell manufacturer dramatically reduces overall battery test time and improves product quality assurance with innovative self-discharge tests from design to manufacturing.

2018-07-04

Case Study 2018-07-02

Operator Cuts Network Optimization Time by 50 Percent

Operator Cuts Network Optimization Time by 50 Percent

One network operator used Nemo Outdoor and Nemo Analyze to test its NB-IoT network in the lab and in the field to ensure it could support its NB-IoT business case.

2018-07-02

Case Study 2018-06-19

A Leading Hearing Aid Manufacturer Reduced Test Time and Costs

A Leading Hearing Aid Manufacturer Reduced Test Time and Costs

Case study on how X8711A helped improve manufacturing test time and process.

2018-06-19

Case Study 2018-05-24

Handheld Analyzer Improves MRI Performance

Handheld Analyzer Improves MRI Performance

Case study on how Fieldfox helped improve maintenance work of MRI machine.

2018-05-24

Case Study 2018-05-16

IoT Device Manufacturer Improves Battery Life by 50 Percent

IoT Device Manufacturer Improves Battery Life by 50 Percent

This manufacturer, based in the United States, develops Internet of Things (IoT) devices for large utility companies rolling out smart city applications. One of its chief concerns is ensuring that all IoT devices it releases are reliable and can last for at least 7 years or more without needing a new battery.

2018-05-16

Case Study 2018-05-10

Engineering Service in Public Cloud Gets Security Upgrade

Engineering Service in Public Cloud Gets Security Upgrade

A government agency providing engineering services migrated key applications and services to public cloud infrastructure and deployed a robust security architecture to protect applications and data from cyberattacks.

2018-05-10

Case Study 2018-05-04

On-site Services Solve Aerospace & Defense Maintenance and Calibration Challenges

Keysight success story highlighting how outsourcing volume on-site calibration and maintenance of test instruments helped a large Aerospace & Defense company based in the United States.

2018-05-04

Case Study 2018-05-02

Manufacturer of Multi-antenna Wireless Products Achieves 20X Speed Improvements with Keysight

A leading manufacturer of multi-antenna high-frequency products needed a technology partner who could provide a comprehensive test platform that included hardware, software, and services. Working with Keysight, they achieved a 20x improvement in speed, 10x improvement in asset utilization, and were able to repurpose test stations.

2018-05-02

Case Study 2018-04-23

Mobile Device Manufacturer Streamlines 5G Development with Scalable Solutions

A leading manufacturer of mobile devices needed a technology partner who could provide millimeter-wave and over-the-air solutions with the capability and performance to bring 5G devices to market quickly. They were looking for network emulation solutions that would streamline device development workflows, from early prototyping to acceptance and manufacturing.

2018-04-23

Case Study 2018-04-13

IoT Device Manufacturer Eliminates Battery Life Issues in its Prototypes

An IoT device manufacturer was able to address the battery life issues impacting roughly 50% of its prototypes and deliver power-efficient IoT devices to its large utility customers on-time and with a real-world battery life performance that rivaled what was achieved in the lab.

2018-04-13

Case Study 2018-04-13

Automotive Manufacturer Develops Mission-Critical Radar Sensors

A major global automotive manufacturer develops advanced driver assistance systems with high-frequency, high-bandwidth radar sensors using the SystemVue Automotive Radar Library software with the industry-leading M8195A arbitrary waveform generator and N9041B UXA signal analyzer.

2018-04-13

Case Study 2017-12-07

Visibility Helps Retailer Reduce Mean-Time-to-Resolution by 75%

A large retail pharmacy was able to increase data access and the efficiency of their growing portfolio of monitoring tools by deploying Ixia taps and Vision series packet brokers. By eliminating blind spots in their view of network traffic, the company was able to quickly identify and resolve performance issues.

2017-12-07

Case Study 2017-11-24

Transphorm Details Know-how around Circuit Design and Associated Layouts

Transphorm Details Know-how around Circuit Design and Associated Layouts

Understand the characteristics of GaN power transistors and design them using an appropriate method and process.

2017-11-24

Case Study 2017-11-10

Entertainment Arena Validates New Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi Services

Entertainment Arena Validates New Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi Services

See how the arena validated their Wi-Fi coverage plan and network performance to find two pre-deployment design defects, and in the end made, the new service a resounding success.

2017-11-10

Case Study 2017-11-10

ROHM Develops Additional Product Families to Promote CXPI Leveraging Keysight’s CXPI Bus

ROHM Develops Additional Product Families to Promote CXPI Leveraging Keysight’s CXPI Bus

Keysight’s CXPI bus analyzer played an active role in supporting ROHM in its design evaluations of industry’s first CXPI transceiver.

2017-11-10

Case Study 2017-11-08

Children's Health Care System Improves Visibility and Solves Application Performance Issues

Children's Health Care System Improves Visibility and Solves Application Performance Issues

Cook Children's Health Care System reduced their mean time to repair for network issues and increased monitoring tool efficiency.

2017-11-08

Case Study 2017-11-08

Corsa Technology Finds the Right 100Gbps Network Security Test Solution

Corsa Technology, a high-performance network security enforcement platform vendor could accelerate time-to-market by quickly isolating issues and validating their latest service provider designs under the most realistic conditions. Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) streams with the latest attack signature updates helped the product be ready to test for resilience under latest attacks.

2017-11-08

Case Study 2017-11-03

Validating Automotive Ethernet Conformance and Performance

Validating Automotive Ethernet Conformance and Performance

Explores how the BMW Group was successful in validating their automotive Ethernet toolchain, getting visibility into the performance of the switches integrated in ECUs.

2017-11-03

Case Study 2017-11-01

IMECAS Uses MBP to Create a PDSOI PN Junction Model

IMECAS Uses MBP to Create a PDSOI PN Junction Model

Researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) have proposed a new simulation model for the PN junction based on SOI.

2017-11-01

Case Study 2017-10-27

BYD Plans For Growth With Faster Automotive Ethernet Testing

BYD Plans For Growth With Faster Automotive Ethernet Testing

BYD, an automotive company in China, used a joint Ixia and Keysight Technologies solution enabling them to validate all of the automotive Ethernet test cases necessary, while also reducing the test time needed.

2017-10-27

Case Study 2017-10-10

Hangzhou Dianzi University Uses IC-CAP to Extract a Novel, Small-Signal Model for Bulk FinFETs

Hangzhou Dianzi University Uses IC-CAP to Extract a Novel, Small-Signal Model for Bulk FinFETs

Hangzhou Dianzi University created a novel compact model for bulk FinFETs that accommodates self-heating behaviors.

2017-10-10

Case Study 2017-10-07

University Uses ADS to Create an Impedance Matching Method for Wireless Battery Charging

University Uses ADS to Create an Impedance Matching Method for Wireless Battery Charging

Learn how NCKU created an impedance matching method for wireless battery charging using Keysight ADS.

2017-10-07

Case Study 2017-07-24

Mini ICT with VTEP Accurately Detects Solder Failure on SMT Connector

Mini ICT with VTEP Accurately Detects Solder Failure on SMT Connector

Learn how one customer reported reduction in bone pile and significant savings on scrap cost after using the Mini ICT systems with VTEP.

2017-07-24

Case Study 2017-07-10

i3070 Inline ICT Improves Functional Test Yield of SSDs

i3070 Inline ICT Improves Functional Test Yield of SSDs

Find out how one customer reported first pass yield results of more than 95% with less than 0.5% false failures, after installing the i3070 Series 5 Inline ICT systems.

2017-07-10

Case Study 2017-06-07

STMicroelectronics and ESEO Use ADS to Design a 2.45 GHz Wireless Power Scavenging Circuit

STMicroelectronics and ESEO Use ADS to Design a 2.45 GHz Wireless Power Scavenging Circuit

Learn how STMicroelectronics and ESEO designed a 2.45 GHz wireless scavenging circuit using Advanced Design System (ADS).

2017-06-07

Case Study 2017-06-01

vTaps and Vision ONE Solve Government Data Access

vTaps and Vision ONE Solve Government Data Access

Integrated virtualized visibility platform eliminates blind spots and maximize monitoring effectiveness.

2017-06-01

Case Study 2017-06-01

Analyzing Virtual Data at Full Network Performance

Analyzing Virtual Data at Full Network Performance

Visibility solution secures network traffic between virtual machines while filtering out personal data.

2017-06-01

Case Study 2017-05-01

Service Provider Maximizes Visibility in Mobile Networks

Service Provider Maximizes Visibility in Mobile Networks

As a mobile service provider's network had grown, the existing solution was not able to keep up with the traffic. Ixia's solution complemented the monitoring architecture and provided the data needed to ensure service assurance and big data analysis.

2017-05-01

Case Study 2017-04-26

Health Institute Cuts Network Diagnosis Time from Days to Hours

Combining the IXIA Network Packet Broker with Riverbed’s OPNET performance monitoring system, a Texas healthcare provider was able to increase network speeds, shrink network troubleshooting times from days to hours. They also reduced their mean time to repair (MTTR) by 80% saving them big on IT operational expenses.

2017-04-26

Case Study 2017-04-25

Government Agency Reduces Network Security Costs $260K

Government Agency Reduces Network Security Costs $260K

Using a network packet broker (NPB) whose processes reduce the volume of monitoring data that needed to be inspected by the customer's security tools, the government agency was able to improve their network security and lower costs.

2017-04-25

Case Study 2017-04-01

Republic Polytechnic Partners with Ixia to Nurture Cyber Security Professionals

Republic Polytechnic Partners with Ixia to Nurture Cyber Security Professionals

Cyber security program builds a pool of skilled professionals.

2017-04-01

Case Study 2017-03-30

Service Provider Secures Network, Blocks Threats, and Boosts Efficiency

Service Provider Secures Network, Blocks Threats, and Boosts Efficiency

ThreatARMOR intelligence gateway run in passive mode on the service provider's production network identified data leakage to a malicious IP address.

2017-03-30

Case Study 2017-03-17

STMicroelectronics and University of Lyon Predict EMI Using ADS

STMicroelectronics and University of Lyon Predict EMI Using ADS

Learn how STMicroelectronics and University of Lyon designers used ADS to develop a network parameter block technique.

2017-03-17

Case Study 2017-02-10

Service Provider Strengthens Defense Against Cyberattacks

Service Provider Strengthens Defense Against Cyberattacks

Seeking a strong security infrastructure that would identify and prevent cyberattacks in real-time, while minimizing network latency and any impact on its end-users, the Internet provider deployed Ixia's iBypass switch and NPB.

2017-02-10

Case Study 2017-01-23

Hawkeye – Continuous Proactive Bandwidth Monitoring

Hawkeye – Continuous Proactive Bandwidth Monitoring

Using Hawkeye, network infrastructure teams can conduct specific active bandwidth measurements to understand the peaks and troughs of bandwidth availability.

2017-01-23

Case Study 2017-01-23

Hawkeye – Monitor Voice over IP (VoIP) Quality

Hawkeye – Monitor Voice over IP (VoIP) Quality

Hawkeye active monitoring is a cost-efficient way to deploy a monitoring solution to validate quality of voice deployments in a distributed multi-site environment.

2017-01-23

Case Study 2017-01-23

Hawkeye – Ensure Your Network is Ready for Lync-Skype for Business

Hawkeye – Ensure Your Network is Ready for Lync-Skype for Business

Network readiness assessment for UC relies on a methodical approach. Ixia Professional Services and our partners use Hawkeye solutions to systematically monitor IP network bandwidth and help customers determine optimal UC implementation.

2017-01-23

Case Study 2017-01-23

Hawkeye – Ensure Wireless Deployment Quality

Hawkeye – Ensure Wireless Deployment Quality

Conduct wireless network assessments with Hawkeye by deploying wireless-enabled endpoints in different locations on a campus; or between different sites with software endpoints deployed on Android, iOS, MS Windows, or Linux devices.

2017-01-23

Case Study 2017-01-12

Educational Institution

Educational Institution

Based on a survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers, an educational institution was able to reduce the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s solutions.

2017-01-12

Case Study 2017-01-09

Federal Government

Federal Government

Read how a government reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions.

2017-01-09

Case Study 2017-01-09

State and Local Government

State and Local Government

Read how a state government reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions.

2017-01-09

Case Study 2017-01-09

Global 500 Aerospace and Defense Company

Global 500 Aerospace and Defense Company

Read how an A&D company reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 40% with Ixia’s visibility solutions.

2017-01-09

Case Study 2017-01-04

Global 500 Energy and Utilities Company

Global 500 Energy and Utilities Company

Reported in a survey of Ixia visibility solutions customers, a Global 500 energy and utilities company realized a return on investment within six months.

2017-01-04

Case Study 2017-01-04

State and Local Government Agency

State and Local Government Agency

Read how the government agency realized a return on investment within three months.

2017-01-04

Case Study 2016-11-02

Full Network Visibility across Complex Health Care Delivery System

Full Network Visibility across Complex Health Care Delivery System

A large health care delivery system can now monitor 12 times the number of access points for increased visibility and a 40 percent reduction in mean time to resolution (MTTR).

2016-11-02

Case Study 2016-10-19

Ericsson and Freiburg U. Design High Q Power Harvesting Circuit Using ADS

Ericsson and Freiburg U. Design High Q Power Harvesting Circuit Using ADS

The Internet of Things (IoT) fulfills a promise of a more efficient and connected world. But with dozens of devices per household, battery management must become wireless and autonomous. This problem is now being solved through power harvesting, which enables a circuit to power itself from energy in the environment.

2016-10-19

Case Study 2016-10-14

Safeguarding Against Cyberattacks

Safeguarding Against Cyberattacks

With reliable threat intelligence and better network monitoring Ixia tools offer, a personal lines insurer was able to strengthen network security and overall effectiveness.

2016-10-14

Case Study 2016-06-22

Telecom Virtualizes Faster with Confidence

Telecom Virtualizes Faster with Confidence

2016-06-22

Case Study 2016-06-22

Service Provider Automates Virtual Testing for Faster vIMS Migration

Service Provider Automates Virtual Testing for Faster vIMS Migration

Discover how a US telecom company achieved up to 5x cost savings and sped up time to revenue with test automation that spanned network performance, cloud test, application virtualization.

2016-06-22

Case Study 2016-06-21

Broadband Service Provider Migrates to Cloud

Broadband Service Provider Migrates to Cloud

Automated testing, network monitoring, and network security and video testing reduced deployment time significantly and streamlined operations.

2016-06-21

Case Study 2016-04-15

Manufacturer Works with Ixia to Validate Switch Functionality

Manufacturer Works with Ixia to Validate Switch Functionality

2016-04-15

Case Study 2016-04-01

French ISP Relies on Ixia Network Testing and Monitoring Solutions

French ISP Relies on Ixia Network Testing and Monitoring Solutions

Network testing and network monitoring solutions helped improve visibility and quality of experience for users.

2016-04-01

Case Study 2016-01-09

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Read how a Fortune 500 company reduced the traffic load on their monitoring or security tools by almost 60% with Ixia’s visibility solutions.

2016-01-09

Case Study 2015-12-15

Minimizing Design Risk, Shortening Development Time of a Digital Transmission System

Minimizing Design Risk, Shortening Development Time of a Digital Transmission System

Powerful design and simulation software provides valuable insights to help uncover and solve difficult design challenges at every stage of the design process.

2015-12-15

Case Study 2015-08-07

Minimize Risk When Deploying or Updating RF Power Amplifier Test Systems

Minimize Risk When Deploying or Updating RF Power Amplifier Test Systems

Describes the experience of 3 customers who implemented or are in the process of implementing Keysight's RF PA/FEM characterization and test, Reference Solution.

2015-08-07

Case Study 2015-04-21

Thales Nederland Reaps the Benefits of Keysight Onsite Calibration

Thales Nederland Reaps the Benefits of Keysight Onsite Calibration

Product equipment shipment delays and cost overruns due to long turnaround times for calibration are solved by Onsite Calibration.

2015-04-21

Case Study 2015-04-15

Risk Factors of Utilizing Unauthorized Third-Party Suppliers for In-Circuit Test

Risk Factors of Utilizing Unauthorized Third-Party Suppliers for In-Circuit Test

Reports the potential risks customers may have to face by engaging services from unauthorized 3rd party suppliers for 3070 and i3070 products and services.

2015-04-15

Case Study 2014-09-18

HeatWave  Electro-Thermal Simulation

HeatWave Electro-Thermal Simulation

A mixed-signal design team at a large IDM redesigned a signal amplifier IC for an electromechanical device.

2014-09-18

Case Study 2014-08-03

Simple DMM Enhancements Make Big Difference to Silicon Designers

Simple DMM Enhancements Make Big Difference to Silicon Designers

Discusses how simple DMM enhancements make a big difference to Silicon designers.

2014-08-03

Case Study 2014-08-03

Turn Your Keysight Handheld Meter into a Data Logger

Turn Your Keysight Handheld Meter into a Data Logger

Petros Electric turns Keysight handheld meter with U1177A IR-to-Bluetooth® adapter with an Android phone or tablet PC into a Data Logger.

2014-08-03

Case Study 2014-08-03

A Major Sewing Machine Company Success Story

A Major Sewing Machine Company Success Story

An example of the Power Device Analyzer / Curve Tracer being used to achieve reliable product development and production.

2014-08-03

Case Study 2014-08-01

Surviving State Disruptions Caused by Test

Surviving State Disruptions Caused by Test

Discusses new instructions for IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan tests that can remove "lobotomy problems" during tests.

2014-08-01

Case Study 2013-09-30

Nanotribology of Hard Thin Film Coatings: Using the G200 Nanoindenter

Nanotribology of Hard Thin Film Coatings: Using the G200 Nanoindenter

Studies the changes in elastic modulus and hardness of thin film as measured using the nanoindenter and the continuous stiffness measurement option, which measures the mechanical properties as a continuous function of depth.

2013-09-30

Case Study 2013-04-18

Semiconductor Manufacturer Likes Familiarity, Enhanced Features of the New 34461A

Semiconductor Manufacturer Likes Familiarity, Enhanced Features of the New 34461A

The R&D team for a semiconductor manufacturer found the new Keysight DMM provided the familiar feel with the addition of high-current measurement capabilities.

2013-04-18

Case Study 2012-11-09

Asahi Kaesei Microdevices Corporation Develops High-End, Low-Noise Process

Asahi Kaesei Microdevices Corporation Develops High-End, Low-Noise Process

AKM develops the highest low-noise process by using Keysight's state of the art 1/f noise measurement system.

2012-11-09

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