Keysight Technologies, Unigroup Spreadtrum, RDA ink MoU

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company said.

The MoU is an extension to the existing collaboration the two companies initiated more than ten years ago. It aims to accelerate the development of 5G technology by coordinating 5G chipset and device related design, verification, test and measurement.

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA is a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup. Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA is a fabless semiconductor company committed to the independent R&D of core chipsets in mobile communications and IoT. Its products cover mobile chipset platforms supporting 2G / 3G / 4G communication standards, RF chipsets, wireless connection chipsets, security chipsets, TV chipsets, and image sensor chipsets.

Keysight´s test and measurement solutions enable Spreadtrum to validate their 5G RFIC and baseband IC designs across the workflow from pre-silicon to conformance and mobile operator acceptance. The common software tools and comprehensive suite of network emulation solutions help chipset and device manufacturers accelerate prototyping of new devices and modems to validate RF parametric, protocol and functional performance.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight´s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of USD 3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a provider of network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.