Keysight Technologies says it has received the Federal Communications Commission’s first experimental license for spectrum above 246 GHz and 275.5 GHz, as part of multiple FCC grants to explore future 6G systems and sub-terahertz spectrum. Keysight describes “sub-terahertz” as the range of ether waves between 95 GHz and 3 THz.

“Innovations in the sub-THz spectrum will support use cases such as immersive telepresence, digital twins and augmented reality, which are all real and virtual blended environments and human-machine interactions generated by computing technology and wearables,” said Roger Nichols. , Keysight’s 5G and 6G Program Director. “By using the FCC Spectrum Horizons license, Keysight can reinforce our commitment to 6G technology, enabling innovators to pioneer the new field of future-generation communications systems.”

Keysight also announced this week that Nichols has been named to the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC).

Kailash Narayanan, president of Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group, said the use of sub-THz spectrum is “an important factor in merging the physical and digital worlds, which will result in creative ways for people to interact with their environment.” .”

In other test news:

–NI has officially completed the acquisition of Heinzinger Automotive GmbH, the electric vehicle systems company of Heinzinger electronic GmbH. NI said the purchase expands its portfolio of electrification, battery testing and renewable energy capabilities, while also expanding its reach to customers.

– Teledyne LeCroy has introduced a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet Layer-1 adapter on its SierraNet M648 test platform, enabling testing and link training of IEEE 802.3ck-based 100GbE pulse amplitude modulation (PAM4) Ethernet links at four levels.

In particular, -400G and 800G took center stage at this week’s OFC conference, with ColorChip, which manufactures photonic integrated circuits for data center connectivity, teaming up with compliance testing company Wilder Technologies to demonstrate 800G compliance testing tools.

-Spirent Communications also demonstrated 400G and 800G testing at OFC, in the form of its A1 test platform’s 400G device for Ethernet, and said its solutions “enable providers to ensure their 400G infrastructure can meet the challenge.” of today’s data growth needs as they prepare 800G will be the future workhorse of the cloud backbone.”

-Bulgaria has expanded the use of Rohde & Schwarz spectrum monitoring equipment.

Rohde & Schwarz’s UMS300 spectrum monitoring and radiolocation system. Image: R&S

The Bulgarian Communications Regulation Commission recently awarded the test company a follow-up contract for its R&S UMS300 compact monitoring and radiolocation systems. R&S describes the system as composed of compact equipment protected by weatherproof enclosures mounted directly on communications masts below antennas, rather than requiring additional shelters.

– Semiconductor integration company pSemi, which is part of Murata Corporation, said this week it has expanded its RF SOI portfolio to include the industry’s first SP4T switches for broadband and millimeter wave applications up to 67 GHz — which are designed to handle things like 5G, among other things. millimeter wave systems and test and measurement applications, the company said.

–Viavi Solutions launched a new fiber tester this week, touting its FiberComplete PRO handheld tester, saying it is “the first single port test solution that fully automates all fiber qualification testing required for the construction and certification of any type of fiber network.”

The company also announced the addition of a 400G module to its OneAdvisor 800 instruments, for 400G transport testing and maintenance.

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