Keysight and Silicon Labs streamline timing validation

Timing in wireless communications, high-speed digital and automotive applications are claimed to be streamlined as a result of collaboration between Keysight and Silicon Labs.

Timing relies on highly accurate clocks for the smooth transfer of data in wireless and wireline networks, while easy access to tools for validating timing solutions accelerates development and adoption of new technology, reasons Keysight.

The company joined forces with Silicon Labs to simplify access to phase noise measurements by leveraging Keysight’s real-time Infiniium UXR-Series oscilloscope, new phase noise analysis software, and Silicon Labs’ high performance products.

Existing users of Keysight’s UXR oscilloscopes (e.g. manufacturers of oscillators, high-speed digital systems and power amplifier front end modules) can quickly and cost-effectively characterise the performance of clocks and oscillators that underpin their designs, says the company.

“Combining Silicon Labs’ deep experience in measuring and characterising low-jitter timing signals with Keysight’s high-performance oscilloscopes significantly simplifies our customers’ ability to evaluate our low-jitter clocks,” said James Wilson, general manager of timing products for Silicon Labs.

Keysight’s new phase noise analysis software is available via the company’s UXR oscilloscopes, which offer signal fidelity across a wide frequency range. Users of the enhanced phase noise measurement capability can easily evaluate the timing phase noise and jitter performance of Silicon Labs’ broad portfolio of oscillators, clock generators, clock buffers and IEEE 1588 modules.

“Easy access to phase noise measurements through Keysight’s UXR oscilloscope accelerates the validation of timing solutions used in information and communications technology (ICT) applications,” commented Brad Doerr, vice president of Keysight’s Digital and Photonics business.

Silicon Labs provides silicon and software for the IoT, internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world with solutions to optimise 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. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defence, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets.

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