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Keysight Delivers USB4™ Version 2.0 Solutions to Optimise Design Performance and Ensure Standards Compliance
November 10, 2022 News


Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new set of USB 80Gbps solutions that maximise the performance of USB designs and ensure compliance with the specifications implemented by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) standard to deliver accuracy and high signal fidelity.

A wide range of products, including smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, tablets and digital cameras rely on next-generation high-speed digital standards. USB 80Gbps, a plug and play interface for inter-digital communication, provides significant advantages in bandwidth and data delivery.

Keysight offers a set of new USB 80Gbps solutions to enable customers to design, debug and test their technologies, including:

In accordance with the USB standard and to ensure the interoperability of USB devices, Keysight offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-speed digital instrumentation including:

  • UXR real-time oscilloscope, providing accuracy in waveform representation across a wide frequency range
  • Highly integrated Bit Error Ratio Testers (BERTs), which identify errors introduced into the system when data is received—a critical capability in physical layer characterisation, validation and compliance testing
  • Vector Network Analyzers, which measure the amplitude and phase responses caused by a device, where the resulting transmission and reflection measurements, impedance and s-parameters are then used for compliance tests and characterisation

John Koeter, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for the Solutions Group at Synopsys, said: “USB4 is the ubiquitous standard for secure, seamless connectivity of high-definition displays and high-throughput peripherals requiring speeds of up to 80Gbps. Synopsys USB controller, PHY and verification IP solutions leverage Keysight’s design and validation technologies to ensure robustness and compliance of the IP at maximum speeds, enabling designers to quickly deliver interoperable products with less risk.”

Joachim Peerlings, Vice President and General Manager at Keysight’s Network and Data Center Solutions Group, said: “With the proliferation of 5G and billions of connected devices, data center operators and device makers need ways to ensure data throughput demands meet cost, performance and power targets. We’re proud to enable faster and risk-free interoperability and compliance of devices using high-speed interfaces like USB 80Gbps.”