Keysight extends collaboration with IDT for 5G NR base stations


Keysight Technologies has extended the collaboration with Integrated Device Technologies (IDT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, to accelerate the development of 5G NR base stations.

The partnership will focus on component characterization of 5G new radio (NR) mmWave integrated circuit (IC) beamforming technology to improve reliability and efficiency in the mmWave frequency spectrum.

“Our close collaboration with Keysight enables us to validate that our 5G beamformers and other components deliver the high performance and low-power consumption essential for 5G network infrastructure equipment,” said Naveen Yanduru, vice president and general manager of IDT’s RF product division.

IDT uses Keysight’s high performance family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) to validate the performance of its beamformer ICs over a wide range of frequencies.

Keysight solutions enable IDT, and other designers of ICs, to measure key parameters such as scattering (S) parameters, 1dB compression point (P1dB), third-order intermodulation products (IM3), and error vector magnitude (EVM). This will ensure reliable and efficient designs.