Patents Assigned to Keysight Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10845383
    Abstract: A wafer test system includes a cabinet housing multiple instruments, a test head having multiple pin modules, and cable connecting at least some of the instruments to the pin modules. The cabinet has at least one front door, left and right side panels, a rear door, a ceiling unit, and a bottom unit. Each of the instruments has a front surface, left and right side surfaces, and a rear surface. At least some of the instruments each include at least one first connection terminal. The cabinet further includes a first space defined between the at least one front door and the front surface of each of the instruments, and a second space defined between the rear door and the front surface of each of the instruments. The first space and the second space are separated in the cabinet to separate intake air and exhaust air of the instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takano, Sumio Shimonishi, Motochika Juso
  • Patent number: 10845401
    Abstract: Nonlinear distortion of a device under test (DUT) is detected by obtaining measurements of a multi-tone input signal from a signal generator to a DUT, to obtain a measured multi-tone input signal. Measurements are also obtained of a multi-tone output signal from the DUT that is generated based on the multi-tone input signal, to obtain a measured multi-tone output signal. A correlated part of the measured multi-tone output signal that is correlated with the measured multi-tone input signal is determined insofar as the correlated part corresponds to a frequency response function of the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Verspecht, Keith F. Anderson, Joel P. Dunsmore
  • Patent number: 10840853
    Abstract: An oscillator includes a resonator and a first loop circuit. The first loop circuit includes an amplifier and a first coupler. That first loop circuit is electrically coupled to the resonator. The oscillator is configured to produce negative feedback for the amplifier in a cavity mode relative to short circuit terminations or open circuit terminations of a cavity modelling the oscillator at frequencies offset from a carrier frequency. The oscillator has a loss of less than 4.00 dB for a bidirectional trip through the cavity at the frequencies offset from the carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10841025
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for testing a central unit using a distributed unit emulation are disclosed. One exemplary method includes receiving, by a distributed unit emulation component of a mobile network device, an ingress signal from a central unit device over an evolved common public radio interface (eCPRI) link and communicating, by the distributed unit emulation component, a time domain based ingress signal containing data originally included in the received ingress signal to a plurality of user equipment (UE) emulations. The method also includes utilizing, by at least one of the plurality of UE emulations, the time domain based ingress signal to generate test traffic data for stress testing the central unit device. The method further includes communicating a time domain based egress signal including the test traffic data to the central unit device via the distributed unit emulation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Hammond
  • Patent number: 10840701
    Abstract: A modular instrumentation chassis includes a backplane PCB; multiple slots located on the backplane PCB and configured to receive multiple insertable modules, respectively; an AC-DC power supply configured to generate an isolated DC output voltage; and multiple DC-DC switching regulator units corresponding to the multiple of slots, respectively, each DC-DC switching regulator unit separately receiving the isolated DC output voltage from the AC-DC power supply. Each DC-DC switching regulator unit includes at least one DC-DC switching regulator configured to convert the received isolated DC output voltage to at least one different DC voltage, respectively, available to the slot of the multiple slots corresponding to the DC-DC switching regulator unit. A switching frequency of the at least one DC-DC switching regulator in each DC-DC switching regulator unit is separately adjustable to provide the at least one different DC voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuen Yew Lam Yew Lam, Thiam Ping Oon, Jarrett Gardner, Chris R. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 10818995
    Abstract: An RF connection assembly is provided for DC to mmWave signals. The RF connection assembly includes a GTMS assembly including a shroud, glass insulation filling a portion of the shroud to define an inner recess, and a gold plated GTMS center conductor secured by the glass insulation and protruding from the inner recess; and a pin and bead assembly including an RF center conductor including a clamping mechanism having a collar, and a center socket defined by the clamping mechanism, the center socket being accessible through an opening in the collar. The collar has a smooth inner edge around a perimeter, configured to guide a tip of the GTMS center conductor into the center socket of the RF center conductor for connecting the GTMS assembly and the pin and bead assembly, minimizing scraping of the GTMS center conductor by the inner edge of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Chong Boon
  • Patent number: 10812349
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media for triggering dynamic, on-demand activation of cloud-based network visibility tools. One method includes steps that occur in a network visibility platform including at least one processor. The method further includes classifying, using a classifier implemented by the at least one processor, packets or network metadata into groups of related packets or network metadata. The method further includes generating, using an event notification generator implemented by the at least one processor, event notifications based on the groups of related packets or network metadata classified by the classifier. The method further includes communicating, by the event notification generator, the event notifications to a cloud network for triggering dynamic on-demand activation of at least one cloud-based network visibility tool to process the groups of related packets or network metadata classified by the classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Len Raney, Matthew R. Bergeron
  • Publication number: 20200320084
    Abstract: A system for recording and analyzing a data stream, a method for analyzing a data stream, and a computer readable memory that stores instructions that cause a computer to execute a method of analyzing a data stream are disclosed. The system includes an input port, output port, buffer, and controller. The controller identifies a segment, referred to as a new extracted data segment (EDS) of the data stream stored in a buffer, the new EDS satisfying an extraction protocol. The controller compares the new EDS to each of a plurality of reference data segments (RDSs) using a similarity protocol. A new RDS is created if the new EDS is not similar to an existing EDS. If the new EDS is similar to an RDS, the RDS is updated to list that new EDS as being similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaharu Goto
  • Patent number: 10797873
    Abstract: A method that occurs at a distributed ledger system includes receiving a request for calibration information associated with a first unit identifier (UID) and determining one or more UIDs associated with the first UID. The method also includes, for each of the first UID and the one or more UIDs: determining, using one or more access control rules, that a requester is permitted access to the calibration information associated with a respective UID; obtaining at least one access security key for accessing the calibration information; obtaining, from at least one block of a first distributed ledger, a digital signature associated with the calibration information associated with the respective UID; using the at least one access security key to decrypt and access the calibration information associated with the respective UID; and verifying, using the digital signature, the calibration information associated with the respective UID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ian Reading, Charles James McAuley, Lee Alton Barford, Colin Michael Arthur
  • Patent number: 10778508
    Abstract: Bypass switch systems and methods are disclosed for in-line monitoring of network traffic. Network ports receive ingress packets from a network and transmit processed packets as egress packets back to the network. Tool ports send the ingress packets to in-line network tools and receive the processed packets back from the in-line network tools. Tap output ports operate in a first configuration setting to output copies of ingress packets received by a network port and in a second configuration setting to output copies of processed packets transmitted as egress packets by a network port. For one embodiment, copies of ingress packets received by a network port are output through one tap output port, and copies of processed packets transmitted as egress packets by a network port are output through another tap output port. These packets copies are then analyzed to evaluate the operation of the in-line tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ophir S. Artzi, Kevin Formby
  • Patent number: 10771991
    Abstract: A test system for testing an antenna of user equipment includes a channel emulator, an anechoic chamber, a base station emulator and a test control computer. The channel emulator supports bi-directional channel emulation and emulates wireless channel conditions with fading and without fading. The anechoic chamber is connected to the channel emulator and contains probes as well as user equipment as a device under test. The base station emulator is connected to the channel emulator and performs protocol testing with the device under test via the channel emulator without fading. The test control computer controls the other element of the test system along with a base station that is connected to the channel emulator and that performs performance testing with the device under test via the channel emulator with fading after the protocol testing is performed without fading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong-Wei Kong, Song Yang
  • Patent number: 10764148
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for network traffic statistics collection are disclosed. One method for network traffic statistics collection includes during testing of a system under test (SUT): receiving a first trigger message indicating a first message group context for statistics collection; receiving, from the SUT, a first test message of a plurality of test messages, wherein the first test message includes a first message group identifier (MGID) and a second MGID, wherein the first MGID is associated with the first message group context and the second MGID is associated with a second message group context; and performing, using the first MGID, statistics collection associated with the first message group context. The method may also include changing from the first message group context to the second message group context during the test and using the second message group context for statistics collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Steven Gintis, Vinod Joseph, Alina Crina Balan
  • Patent number: 10764169
    Abstract: A method for testing a virtual network component deployed in a virtual private cloud (VPC) includes deploying a test agent in a first VPC. The method further includes establishing a VPC peering connection with a device under test (DUT) deployed in a second VPC separate from the first VPC. The method further includes transmitting test traffic from the test agent to the DUT over the VPC peering connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Andrei Mircescu
  • Patent number: 10764722
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for subscriber sampling for network packet forwarding based upon unique subscriber identifiers. Control packets within input packets are processed to identify unique subscriber identifiers and related session identifiers, which are stored in records within a tracking table. Each input packet is analyzed to extract a session identifier and a unique subscriber identifier if present within the input packet. When a unique subscriber identifier is not present, the tracking table is accessed to determine a unique subscriber identifier associated with the session identifier extracted from the packet. The input packet is sampled based upon the unique subscriber identifier to determine whether or not to output the input packet as a sampled packet. The subscriber sampling can include hash-based sampling, dynamic function based sampling, and/or other subscriber/call based sampling methods. Sampled packets are forwarded to egress port(s) for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robin O'Connor, Shardendu Pandey, Bogdan Tenea
  • Patent number: 10750617
    Abstract: A method of assembling a fully detachable microcircuit starts with obtaining a fabricated microcircuit housing with an upper surface, a lower surface, a first recess in the upper surface, a second recess in the lower surface, and a pin on the lower surface. A thermal layer is applied to the lower surface. A conductive elastomer signal pin connector and a ground pin connector are attached to a thin film circuit, and the thin film circuit with is inserted into the second recess with the conductive elastomer signal pin connector and the ground pin connector attached. A bonding target is applied to the upper surface. The bonding target and the microcircuit are connected with a bond wire. The microcircuit housing is screwed to a printed circuit assembly without bonding the microcircuit housing to the printed circuit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Harriman, Ryan Michael Avella, Leonard M. Weber, Brian R. Hutchison, Naveed Edalati, David Massie, Rodrik Jon Lund, Connie Van Schaick
  • Patent number: 10749495
    Abstract: An apparatus for acquiring a desired response to an electromagnetic signal includes an adaptive network that receives a feedback signal and dynamically adjusts an electrical characteristic of the adaptive network in response to the feedback signal, the adaptive network electrically cooperating with an electrical component. A measurement device measures a parameter indicative of a combined response by the electrical component and the adaptive network to an impinging electromagnetic signal. A processor identifies, in accordance with the measured parameter, the feedback signal that reduces the difference between a predetermined response and the combined response to the electromagnetic signal. A feedback generator generates the identified feedback signal and conveys the generated feedback signal to the adaptive network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Baney
  • Patent number: 10739380
    Abstract: A multilevel triggering system of a signal analysis instrument outputs a complex trigger signal. The triggering system includes a trigger controlled buffer for receiving and buffering an input signal, triggering function modules, and a triggering matrix. Each triggering function module performs a corresponding triggering function for detecting a corresponding triggering condition. The triggering matrix includes multiple triggering levels, each of which is configurable to include at least one trigger block and each trigger block being configurable to implement one of the triggering function modules. Each trigger block generates a corresponding block trigger when the triggering condition of the corresponding triggering function module is detected in the buffered input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhu Wen, Yu Zuo, Hong-Wei Kong
  • Patent number: 10739382
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments disclosed herein pertain to a testing apparatus for performing in-circuit tests upon a printed circuit board assembly. Each of these tests may require the use of a set of probes arranged in a customized layout. This is traditionally accomplished by using a set of predefined probe plates, some or all of which may include probes that are either redundant or duplicated amongst the various probe plates, thereby introducing an undesirable cost penalty. A testing apparatus in accordance with the disclosure incorporates a configurable probe fixture that includes a docking plate configured to support a first set of probe modules for carrying out a first test upon a printed circuit board assembly. Some or all of the probe modules can then be selectively removed or replaced by other probe modules for reconfiguring the testing apparatus to carry out other tests upon the printed circuit board assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Mak, Dominique Tan, Mei Siem Wong
  • Patent number: 10741501
    Abstract: Illustrative systems and methods disclosed herein pertain to a circuit assembly having components mounted upon a substratum element. The components are encased in a conductive sheath that may be made of metal. The conductive sheath, which is operative as a heat sink and/or an EMI shield, is structurally constructed to counteract deformation of the substratum element when the one or more components heat up during operation, or due to ambient temperature changes. In one exemplary embodiment, the conductive sheath has different thickness at different locations. An edge portion located at a transition between a first thickness and a second thickness of the conductive sheath undergoes deformation that prevents warping of the circuit assembly due to heat. In another exemplary embodiment, the conductive sheath has a gap provided between adjacent segments. The gap allows room for thermal expansion and counteracts deformation of the circuit assembly caused by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Earl Shirley
  • Patent number: 10732352
    Abstract: A tunable filter device includes a wavelength dependent splitter; a tuning element that tunes a characteristic wavelength of the wavelength dependent splitter to a wavelength of an optical signal; and a first optical coupler that splits the optical signal into an input optical signal input to the wavelength dependent splitter and a reference optical signal, where a first output outputs a band stop filtered portion and a second output outputs a band pass filtered portion of the input optical signal. The device further includes a second optical coupler that combines the reference optical signal with the band stopped filtered portion to provide a coupled optical signal; a photodiode that provides at a photocurrent indicating a difference between the wavelength of the optical signal and the characteristic wavelength; and a control loop that provides a control signal for automatically tuning the characteristic wavelength based at least in part on the photocurrent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernd Nebendahl