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February 23, 2017
Full-featured scope and FPGA-based data converters to pursue 5G, mil/aero
Testers from Anritsu, Keysight, and Tektronix
Tests 28GHz and various terrains
Performs DirecTV Now test
February 22, 2017
M9710A: 4 channels, 10-bit, DC to 2.5GHz BW,
Two new models: Quad receiver SDR and 2x2 MIMO SDR
Embeds RF-class analog technology to create RFSoC
February 21, 2017
Articles: PXI in multiport device test, Mass interconnect and fixturing, Five T&M predictions for 2017, China is hungry for PXI
Keysight PXIe 1GHz oscilloscope, Astronics PXIe 2-ch 125MHz AWG, AIT PXIe Fiber channels nd ethernet instrument, NI PXIe-4480 6-ch DSA, SignalCore 6GHz downconverter,
Includes mmWave, New PHY, massive MIMO and BTS beamforming addressed via UXM and AXIe
February 17, 2017
In my latest column, I explain why even cancelled projects can be successful
Revenue of $726M, 2% order growth, slow mil/aero, 11% order growth outside of mil/aero, 5G growth ahead of forecast, good high-speed serial growth, services up 5%, shifting spending towards R&D and direct sales, 20% modular growth, some products start as modules presently, IXIA financing.
Based on Verizon’s open 5G standard
February 14, 2017
Represented by Keysight’s Automotive and Energy Business Unit
Base station to be mounted to mast on top of van
February 10, 2017
Revenue $3.2M, down from $4.5M, due to divestitures. Loss of $575K. Giga now focused on electronic warfare. $1.2M in EW bookings.
New logo to be used on Release 15 and later
Frost & Sullivan report of 5G
February 8, 2017
Tek reports low single digits core revenue growth, China in double digits. 70GHz scope doing well. M&A active.
64 dual-polarized antennas for 28GHz
February 2, 2017
Available in PXIe and MTCA form factors
Interview with Keysight’s Mark Pierpoint
February 1, 2017
Q4 Rev $329M down 1.7%, “Core” up 3%, GM at 75.8%, Orders flat, Semi string, academic weak.
AWR enhancements address 5G and elsewhere
AWG offers dual 14/16 bit generators up to 140MHz, digitizer offers 14/16 bit sampling up to 180 Ms/s
20 different configurations, up to 32 poles
Headcount to decline by single digit percentage through attrition
Some observers doubt business case can be made.