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Keysight Demos at IMS 2024 Focus on 5G/6G Innovations

June 24, 2024
Demos, seminars, and workshops keyed in on the company’s new advanced RF, 5G, and 6G breakthroughs.
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What you'll learn:

  • A look at Keysight's latest RF solutions.
  • Important aspects of the technology and software demonstrations.
  • Potential applications for the latest advances.


The latest RF solutions from Keysight Technologies, which are geared toward optimizing 5G and pioneering 6G applications, were on display at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2024. Several demonstrations were designed to accelerate RF innovations, including one that features a new wide-band active load-pull capability. The demo used the company’s dual-channel VXG-C vector signal generator and a PNA-X network analyzer to determine the error-vector-magnitude performance of a power amplifier when presented with arbitrary frequency-dependent load impedances without the need for a tuner.

Other key demonstrations utilizing Keysight's latest technologies included:

  • AI/ML-enabled EDA: Demonstrates ADS 2025, which features advanced 3D Circuit-EM-Thermal co-design and robust validation for RF millimeter-wave. The platform supports wideband power-amplifier design, integrates with PathWave System Design 2024 U1 via a new RF System Explorer, and provides tools for 5G NTN systems and an RF-true phased-array design for 5G and 6G applications.
  • Phased-array antenna test: Demonstrates Keysight's phased-array test solution in the vertical Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) that performs several tests, including gain and phase calibration, EIRP, radiation patterns, gain-to-noise-temperature (G/T) measurements, modulation distortion, and RF-to-direct digital measurements.
  • Signal source characterization: Demonstrates sub-THz noise measurements for 6G applications using the company's E5058A 54-GHz SSA-X signal source analyzer and an E5051AW downconverter, which focuses on residual phase noise and AM noise in microwave amplifiers.
  • IQ data characterization: Demonstrates how Keysight's vector-signal-analysis software leverages a new feature to precisely characterize a homodyne (IQ) system. This involves digitally correcting the frequency-dependent dispersion and imbalance of a Marki IQ mixer for accurate measurements.
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Cabe Atwell | Technology Editor, Electronic Design

Cabe is a Technology Editor for Electronic Design. 

Engineer, Machinist, Maker, Writer. A graduate Electrical Engineer actively plying his expertise in the industry and at his company, Gunhead. When not designing/building, he creates a steady torrent of projects and content in the media world. Many of his projects and articles are online at element14 & SolidSmack, industry-focused work at EETimes & EDN, and offbeat articles at Make Magazine. Currently, you can find him hosting webinars and contributing to Electronic Design and Machine Design.

Cabe is an electrical engineer, design consultant and author with 25 years’ experience. His most recent book is “Essential 555 IC: Design, Configure, and Create Clever Circuits

Cabe writes the Engineering on Friday blog on Electronic Design. 

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