TRADE NEWS: Keysight Technologies Introduces Industry’s First 5G Exploration Library

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 21, 2014 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. today introduced the Keysight EEsof EDA 5G Baseband Exploration Library. Providing ready-to-use reference signal processing intellectual property (IP) for 5G technology research, this industry-first library dramatically increases the productivity for system architects and baseband physical layer (PHY) designers.

Keysight’s 5G Baseband Exploration Library supports various 5G candidate waveforms for orthogonal and non-orthogonal multi-carrier communication systems, including advanced MIMO and beamforming signal processing. The library also provides transmitter and reference receiver modeling examples that can be easily re-designed to achieve optimal performance for comparison of each of the candidate standards proposals.

“Our new 5G library is the first product of its kind, providing a cost-effective way for design teams to jumpstart their 5G research while the standard continues to evolve,” said Charles Plott, marketing manager of Keysight EEsof EDA. "Our customers can rely on this innovative new business model to help them explore, validate and integrate the latest PHY developments as they happen, reducing hundreds of thousands of dollars in R&D costs, as well as schedule and technology risks, in a very complex environment.”

The new library consists of source code, models, subsystems, simulation examples, and infrastructure components for the high quality, rapid development and verification of advanced digital modems using Keysight’s SystemVue electronic system level simulation platform. The source code instills algorithmic confidence and provides an independent self-documenting reference library that allows system architects, algorithm developers and baseband hardware designers to quickly replace and modify blocks and subsystems to meet the needs of their specific end product. SystemVue’s integrated simulation environment allows users to investigate, implement and verify their communications PHY signal processing designs with dynamic link-level scenarios.

The W1465 SystemVue System Architect simulation environment is used to develop innovative designs for R&D. Adding the new 5G Baseband Exploration Library to the mix provides:

  • Advanced digital signal processing blocks for 5G candidate waveform technologies.
  • End-to-end physical layer transmit and receive simulation models.
  • Signaling schemes for MIMO channels including spatial multiplexing, space-time coding and multiple detection methods.
  • Reference waveform generation to verify RF circuit designs.

“Keysight provides the largest array of design and measurement solutions being applied to wireless research,” said Roger Nichols, Keysight’s 5G program manager. “We are excited to introduce this first of many 5G-focused solutions that accelerate deployment of the fifth generation of mobile wireless.”

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Keysight’s W1906BEL 5G Baseband Exploration Library will be available in late November as part of the new SystemVue 2014 release. Interested parties may request early access through enrollment in the SystemVue Early Access Program at

More information on the 5G Baseband Exploration Library is available at An image is available at

About Keysight EEsof EDA Software

Keysight EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at

Keysight 5G

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides a comprehensive set of 5G electronic design and test tools designed to help engineers gain greater insight into their R&D and manufacturing processes. Keysight's 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; and high-speed digital and power management. Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to move forward the next-generation of 5G wireless communications systems.

Information about Keysight's 5G test and measurement solutions is available at

About Keysight Technologies

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.

Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at .

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