Keysight Technologies Demonstrates Gigabit LTE-A Download Speeds with UXM, Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

Gigabit Class 4G LTE Provides a Glimmer of 5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband


  • Industry leadership with LTE Category 16 1Gbps IP data download speeds with commercial test equipment
  • Showcase collaboration with Keysight UXM wireless test set and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 4, 2016 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced successful verification of 1Gbps IP data throughput with the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and the E7515A UXM wireless test set. This accomplishment brings support for LTE-A category 16 (Cat16) IP data throughput in a benchtop network emulator and was demonstrated live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies worked in concert to achieve sustained IP data downloads of 1Gbps, utilizing a combination of three component carrier aggregation (3CC), 4x4 downlink MIMO and 256QAM modulation.

“The path to Gigabit class LTE speeds on a mobile device is the next step in the evolution of LTE, and thanks to the work between Qualcomm Technologies and Keysight, we are making that a reality today,” said Francesco Grilli, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We look forward to continuing work with Keysight to drive progress and innovation in mobile technologies.”

“We are very pleased to have worked with Qualcomm Technologies on this important milestone,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, general manager of Keysight’s Wireless Devices and Operator Segment. “Keysight is committed to working with today’s wireless leaders to bring cutting-edge test capabilities like Gigabit Class LTE data to market faster.”

The UXM’s first-to-market benchtop support for five component carrier (5CC) data throughput and 1.6Gbps data rates via 4CC carrier aggregation and 4x4 downlink MIMO. Along with increased data throughput rates, the UXM further enhances device performance verification with support for 8x2 and 8x4 downlink MIMO, up to four component carriers in a single test set (in two bands), and an integrated iPerf network throughput tool.

More information about Keysight’s UXM wireless test set is available at High resolution images are available at Videos demonstrating the UXM’s versatile capabilities are available on YouTube. Contact Keysight at for E7515A UXM pricing and delivery information.

About Keysight in Wireless

From WLAN to LTE-Advanced to the new 5G technologies, Keysight is focused on tackling the toughest design and test problems in the industry with the broadest range of solutions. With the most advanced electronic measurement solutions consisting of powerful software tied to both benchtop and modular hardware, engineers are able to get greater insight into design and test from simulation to R&D, from validation to manufacturing, from conformance to deployment. With experienced engineers in significant roles in cellular and WLAN standards groups and hundreds of application engineers all over the world, Keysight expertise is there to solve customer problems. Additional information is available at and A knowledge library of application notes, CDs and more is available at

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2015. Information about Keysight is available at

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