Keysight Track

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is the leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Over 12,200 of its employees serve customers in the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets across more than 100 countries.

Automotive & Energy Solutions

The automotive industry continues embracing its electronic technology revolution, further fusing with the energy ecosystem. By 2020, 90% of cars will be connected and by 2030, 30% will be electric.

Dramatic increases in the number of sensors and applications in new automobiles have evolved the vehicle from an IoT endpoint to a network edge hosting clusters of connected IoT devices.

Car electrification has grown from simple batteries to complete self-contained power grids. Car networks need to be optimized for power efficiency – sensors, communications, centralized processing, and power conversion – along with higher throughput data connectivity and enhanced security.

Keysight helps ensure complete vehicle systems work reliably, conform to standards, and provide the needed safety and security through our comprehensive automotive and energy solutions.

Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions

The Internet of Things changes everything. Devices need to be more energy efficient, access points must support many more devices, wireless communication occurs on different cellular-IoT and wireless standards, network traffic is exponentially increasing, and the entire IoT system needs to be stress-tested and secured.

Our IoT test solutions span the network stack: from physical-layer signal integrity to application-layer load testing and security. We can help you build an Internet of Things that can scale.

Getting started on IoT

The U3801A/02A IoT Fundamentals applied courseware is a ready-to-teach package focusing on the fundamentals of the Internet of Things. It introduces students to the IoT’s architecture, technologies and ecosystems.

Edukit Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the workflow of hardware and software development in IoT from sensors to mobile devices
  • Set up related software modules and connectivity from an IoT node, gateway, cloud or end-user client
  • Understand high-level design and implement proof-of-concept for IoT applications with a focus in end-user applications

Automotive, IoT & Energy Measurement Verification Tools

Design Challenges Test Requirements Keysight Solution
Simulation, Design & Device Testing
Low-current measurements over a wide dynamic range for IoT device
  • Electronic design automation software for RF, microwave, high speed digital and power electronics application
  • Dynamic power or current waveforms during different operating modes
  • Low-power or low-current measurements (sleep or standby mode)
  • Wide current measurement range from nA to A to cover from sleep mode to active mode
  • LXI DAQ and shunt resistor
  • Digital multimeter
  • DC power analyzer and SMU module
Wireless Connectivity
  • Wireless connectivity testing, including demodulation analysis
  • Multi-radio interference analysis
  • Signal formats covering Bluetooth® LE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, 802.11ah/p, NFC, ASK/FSK, and GFSK
  • Basic power and frequency domain analysis for simple production test
  • USB Power Sensor and frequency counter
  • Basic signal generator, function generator and signal analyzer
Signal and power integrity analysis
  • Troubleshoot impedance mismatch between major blocks
  • Debug interference and crosstalk
  • Ripples and noise on power rails
  • 1000 X-Series Oscilloscope
  • ENA network analyzer
AC and DC power measurements
  • AC-to-DC power conversion efficiency
  • PA2200 Series IntegraVision Power Analyzer

Flexible and Scalable Test & Measurement

Keysight’s USB modular instruments and handheld instruments are innovative solutions for laboratory environments and in the field. The USB modular instrument can be used as a standalone instrument or mounted in a chassis with other modules. This enables flexible configurations and quick setup in electronic functional test and troubleshooting applications.

The instruments provide an ideal platform for electronic hardware design projects to perform various test and measurement, troubleshooting, data collection, and design verification/validation tasks.

Instruments designated for the competition include:

  • U2781A USB Modular Products Chassis
  • U2741A 5½ digit USB Modular Digital Multimeter
  • U2761A USB Modular Function Generator
  • U2701A 100 MHz USB Modular Oscilloscope
  • U2352A 16-Channel 250kSa/s USB Modular Multifunction DAQ
  • E3631A 80W Triple Output Power Supply, 6V, 5A & ±25V, 1A
  • U1177A Infrared (IR)-to-Bluetooth Adapter
  • U1232A True RMS 6000 Count Handheld DMM + Bluetooth adaptor

Platform Features and Specifications

  • Ease of use
    Each Keysight USB modular product is equipped with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces for easy setup, plug-and-play, and hot swappable connectivity.

  • Flexible Standalone or Modular Capability
    The USB modular products are uniquely designed to function as a standalone or modular unit. By using the USB modular product as a modular unit, the test application can be expandable — in terms of channel count and functionality — by slotting in various modular units into the U2781A USB modular chassis.

  • Easy-to-use bundled software and the command logger function
    The Measurement Manager application software enables control and configuration of the device without any required programming. Simplifying this further is the command logger function offered in the Measurement Manager (AMM) that allows capturing of configuration commands that can be easily converted to snippets of VEE code. Other supported languages are VB, C++, and C#.