Keysight Technologies Announces EXF Wireless Test Set Support for High-Volume Femtocell Manufacturing Test Using Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx-Chipset Series

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 27, 2015 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced its E6650A EXF wireless test set for femtocell now supports high-volume manufacturing testing for Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx-based multi-mode enterprise and metro small cells. The FSM99xx is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Delivering speed, performance and scalability, the E6650A EXF one-box tester allows femtocell manufacturers to quickly ramp up production while lowering the cost-of-test.

Femtocells are designed for indoor and outdoor use in residential, small business and enterprise environments. These small-cell base stations are used by service providers to extend their coverage, increase capacity and improve quality-of-service in areas where macro base stations are not feasible. Making femtocells financially viable for the consumer market means they must have a low per-unit cost and be produced in high volume with a low cost-of-test.

Designed specifically for high-volume manufacturing test floors, the E6650A EXF enables users to scale their solution over time to address changing test capability and capacity requirements. Validated with Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx chipset series, manufacturers gain time-to-market advantages by using the EXF with associated reference drivers and automation software.

“Keysight is fully committed to providing femtocell manufacturers with tools to meet its production test requirements,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, marketing manager at Keysight’s Microwave and Communications Division. “The EXF not only scales to meet the needs of manufacturers over time, but it also uses common measurement algorithms from R&D test tools to enable a smooth transition into manufacturing. Now, with support for Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx chipset series, we are giving manufacturers the tools needed to quickly and reliably accelerate to full-volume production.”

Keysight will display the EXF at Mobile World Congress, Hall 2, Booth 2I2, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Mar. 2-5. Keysight also will showcase innovations in LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), including 3GPP and Releases 11, 12 and 13. Keysight will demonstrate leading-edge 5G wireless test and simulation solutions in Hall 1, Booth 1E10.

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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 2014. Information about Keysight is available at

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