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PAM4 Gigabit Ethernet Electrical SERDES Analysis, Debug and Compliance Testing

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This white paper shows how the introduction of complicated figures of merit like SNDR, COM, and ERL, plus FEC (forward error correction) changes how we think about SERDES performance. SERDES tests require more than pristine signal generation and error counting. This paper presents the key SERDES tests, the need for FEC test patterns and the ability to insert errors that can probe Reed-Solomon FEC, and techniques for calibrating interference and jitter tolerance tests.

Designing the Test Strategy for Mission Critical Mesh Network Radios

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Creating a robust RF test plan for tactical and other mission critical radio systems requires specialized techniques. The standard RF channel modeling used in typical cellular and wi-fi tests can fall short. Mission critical devices encounter higher doppler, lower frequency ranges, multiple device-to-device paths and other challenges that make standard channel models and test approaches unsuitable. This webinar will examine the unique aspects of tactical and other mission critical mesh radio systems and their impacts on propagation. It will conclude with guidance in creating a robust test methodology that systematically covers conditions that are difficult to validate in the field.

Multiphysics Modeling of Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators

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Are you interested in modelling piezoelectric sensors and actuators? If so, then join us for this webinar.

In this webinar, James Ransley from Veryst Engineering will work through a case study in which the properties of a piezoelectric bender actuator are optimized. The material orientation and dimensions are optimized to maximize the efficiency of the bender for the application. The blocking curve is computed and the dimensions are modified to achieve a given specification with minimal actuator volume.

The study will also include a live demo of piezoelectric device design using the COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.

Are you interested in modelling piezoelectric sensors and actuators?

Optimal crystal orientation and displacement profile (color is proportional to relative displacement) for a piezoelectric bender made from lithium niobate (left) and PZT 5H (right).

New VNA Technologies Enable Millimeter-wave Broadband Testing to 220 GHz

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Application development in the mmWave frequencies for terrestrial communication, high-frequency device characterization, automotive radar and other technologies is increasing. As these applications climb from tens of GHz to over 100 GHz, the challenge of testing and characterizing the devices that enable new solutions is becoming increasingly complex. As broadband testing over hundreds of GHz of bandwidth is subject to repeatability and accuracy deficits, researchers and engineers are demanding better broadband solutions that help to overcome these challenges and simplify mmWave testing.

How to Prioritize Security Controls for Situational Swareness in AWS

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Defenders need meaningful situational awareness to safeguard their sensitive data and sustain key operations. By establishing visibility and accountability in Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations gain situational awareness to detect and discern unusual events in their environment. These insights gains help security operations and defenders make informed decisions on how to respond to and recover from security events.

Attend this webinar to learn how you can systematically and methodically improve your situational awareness. Discover ways to then act upon those insights by leveraging technologies to support threat intelligence, log collection and analysis, incident response, and security orchestration.

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Sounil Yu and Josh Thurston.

Solving Today’s Obsolescence Challenges

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Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets. Read about different solutions in the marketplace to help you overcome the challenges you face today while reducing the risk of a complete technology refresh. 

Digital Transformation in Aerospace and Defense: Myth or Reality?

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Aerospace and defense companies are longtime innovators and technology leaders, so digital transformation should be easy, right? Wrong. Only three percent of these projects succeed. This infographic explains what’s really happening. 

Digital Transformation

Crosstalk Analysis of High-Speed Serial Technology with VNAs

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Crosstalk occurs when energy radiated by an aggressor channel is absorbed by a victim channel. The amplitude of the resulting crosstalk noise is inversely proportional to the rise/fall time of the aggressor but can be reduced by channel layout. This whitepaper provides an S-parameter description of crosstalk and then works through the details of crosstalk figures of merit for differential high-speed serial systems from 1 Gb/s all the way to 112 Gb/s (56 Gbaud PAM4).

Digital Transformation Do-Over: How to Restart on the Right Foot

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Don’t give up on digital transformation projects that have not delivered as expected. The root cause of failure often lies in data preparation. This tech brief explains how to find out what went wrong and how to get it right the next time.

Quantum Computing: Technology with Limitless Possibilities Looking for Tough Problems to Solve

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Quantum Computing is expected to solve problems significantly faster than classical ones. Learn more about the research trends on this technology with limitless possibilities!

Quantum Computing

Testing 5G NR Devices with Standard Waveforms

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This white paper reviews the 3GPP defined 5G NR waveforms and describes how to generate standard-compliant waveforms to assess the impact of the whole transmit and receive chain. Using examples, you will learn how to generate NR-TMs (test mode) waveforms, incorporate a filter in the chain for ACLR (adjacent channel leakage ratio) reduction, compute error vector magnitude (EVM), analyze phased noise impact on modeling and investigate power amplifier impairments.

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Tips and Tricks on How to Verify Control Loop Stability

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The Application Note explains the main measurement concept and will guide the user during the measurements and mention the main topics in a practical manner. Wherever possible, a hint is given where the user should pay attention. 

Tips and Tricks on How to Verify Control Loop Stability

Advanced Battery Manufacturing Techniques and Automotive Ethernet Webinars

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Keysight Technologies is a world leader in the field of electronic test and measurement including a focus on automotive and energy test solutions. The Keysight Engineering Education (KEE) webinar series provides valuable information to electrical engineers on a wide variety of automotive and energy topics ranging from in-vehicle networking to battery cell manufacturing and test to autonomous driving technologies. Come learn some of the latest test challenges and solutions from technical experts at Keysight and our partners.

Register for one or both of these upcoming webinars:

  • How to Reduce Battery Cell Manufacturing Time – Thursday, March 12
  • Demystifying the Standards for Automotive Ethernet – Wednesday, April 22
    Keysight Automotive

5G Hybrid Beamforming Design

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5G systems will deploy large scale antenna arrays and massive MIMO techniques to boost system capacity. Among MIMO techniques considered for 5G systems, hybrid beamforming has emerged as a scalable and economical choice. In this webinar, we cover elements of an end-to-end 5G hybrid beamforming design, that include:

  • 5G waveform generation
  • Channel modeling and spatial multiplexing and precoding
  • Antenna arrays design and visualization
  • Approach to hybrid beamforming
  • Design of RF front end and matching networks

PCIe® 5.0 SerDes Test and Analysis

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PCIe 5.0 operates at 32 GT/s with NRZ signaling, a huge challenge. With 36 dB of loss, CTLE and DFE at the receiver coordinate with Transmitter FFE—called “link training”—to open eye diagrams 10 mV. This paper describes the technology and guides you through the crucial SerDes tests 

How to Leverage Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) in AWS Investigations

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Adding EDR capabilities into your AWS (Amazon Web Services) environment can inform investigations and provide actionable details for remediation. Attend this webinar to discover how to unpack and leverage the telemetry provided by endpoint security solutions using MITRE Cloud examples, such as Exploit Public-Facing Application (T1190) and Data Transfer to Cloud Account (T1537) by examining process trees. You will also find out how these solutions can help identify who has vulnerable software or configurations on their systems by leveraging indicators of compromise (IOC) to pinpoint the depth and breadth of malware (MD5).

Keysight Wave Giveaway 2020

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Join us for Wave 2020, a unique Keysight event featuring >100 test gear giveaways and tips & tricks designed to make you an engineering legend. Enter for your chance to win Keysight equipment, including oscilloscopes, power analyzers, digital multimeters, vector network analyzers, and more. You won’t want to miss a minute of this event – or your chance to score free test gear.

RF Test Gear Giveaway

Michelle Hampson

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Michelle Hampson is a freelance writer who loves science too much to stick to one beat. Michelle frequently contributes to Spectrum’s Journal Watch coverage, which highlights newsworthy studies published in IEEE journals. She has also covered health research, astronomy, and climate change for other outlets and organizations. To balance a busy freelance life, she visits the beach, hikes, and watches science fiction shows on Netflix.

Go to Market with 400G

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The path to 400G is paved with evolving standards for intra data center, metro, and long haul.

Order Keysight’s poster, Go to Market with 400G, for a handy reference guide on:

  • Electrical and direct detection optical standards
  • Coherent optical standards
  • Channel operating margin (COM) parameter definitions
  • And more

Go ahead, paper your office wall with the latest 400G specs and standards.

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