Posted on June 20, 2016
Testing Solution Ensures Designs Meet Certification Requirements
- Allion to offer Thunderbolt™ 3 certification testing services using Keysight’s products and services
- Announcement builds on Keysight’s and Allion’s long-term relationship
- Allion is now an Intel authorized certification lab for Thunderbolt 3 technologies
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 14, 2016 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that Allion Labs, Inc., an international electronics certification laboratory (www.allion.com), has successfully adopted Keysight’s high-speed digital measurement solutions to offer certification testing services for the new Thunderbolt™ 3 hosts (motherboards, notebooks, add-on cards, all-in-one systems) and devices. As a result, Allion is now an Intel authorized certification lab for Thunderbolt 3 technologies.
With its superior scalability and high bandwidth, Thunderbolt technology is now supported by a wide variety of Microsoft operating systems, x86 host devices, desktops, displays and notebooks. The high-speed digital transmission interface features increased system supports, integrated chip modules and peripheral applications, making it the industry standard of high-speed transmission. In particular, as it transports PCIe® and DisplayPort traffic, Thunderbolt provides an efficient serial connectivity. In the future, developers will be able to offer a complete range of peripheral devices and topologies simply connected through a single Thunderbolt interface. This opens up new possibilities for creating innovative computer design modules and architectures.
“We are happy to choose Keysight as our strategic partner for developing emerging high-speed digital applications such as Thunderbolt technology,” said James Ou, vice president of Allion. “Keysight has the expertise and complete compliance testing solutions recognized by standard organizations.”
“It is important for us to use the most accurate test and measurement equipment, and one which offers excellent hardware and software upgradability. Keysight’s Thunderbolt 3 solutions, featuring powerful test automation capabilities, ease of use, high integration, flexible bandwidth upgrades of oscilloscopes, along with up to 32 Gbps data rate and extended multi-channel measurement capabilities supported by M8000 series modular BERT, can meet all of our certification testing demands,” Ou added.
“This announcement builds on Keysight’s and Allion’s long-term relationship of collaborating on compliance validation solutions for USB 3.x, HDMI 1.3/1.4, DisplayPort, SAS/SATA 12 Gbps, TransferJet, and more,” said Allen Chang, president and general manager of Keysight, Taiwan. “The Thunderbolt 3 announcement provides more evidence of Keysight’s ability to offer the most comprehensive and advanced test and measurement solutions.”
A growing number of electronic devices are now equipped with high-speed digital interfaces. R&D and test engineers rely on accurate and reliable tools to ensure their designs meet the requirement of the latest industry standards. Allion Labs uses the following Keysight test and measurement products for Thunderbolt 3 certification validation:
- Infiniium oscilloscopes (Z- and V-series) with a number of high-speed digital compliance software applications
- M8000 series high-performance modular BERT
- E5071C ENA Series vector network analyzer, including enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR)
- N5990A test automation software platform
About Allion Labs
Allion Labs is an international IT/electronics testing and consulting service provider, offering testing advisory and customized validation services to facilitate the development and manufacturing of IT products around the world. As the authorized certification test lab of many international standard bodies, including Thunderbolt™, USB-IF, SATA-IO, VESA, Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth® and more, Allion provides the highest quality compliance tests. Headquartered in Taiwan with offices in North America, Japan, China and South Korea, Allison’s expertise and superior testing technology can meet the individual needs of product testing and validation throughout the product lifecycle. More information about Allion is available at www.allion.com.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2015. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com