Technology development

Keysight enables SK hynix to accelerate the development of semiconductor memory technology

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced today that SK hynix selected Keysight’s integrated solution PCIe (peripheral component interconnect express) 5.0 test platforms to accelerate the development of memory semiconductors used to design advanced products capable of supporting high data speeds and handling massive amounts of data.

A leading manufacturer of memory chips, SK hynix develops memory semiconductor solutions with Compute Express Link (CXL) technology to meet the performance and capacity requirements of next-generation mobile phones, computers, data servers and on-road vehicles. Keysight’s integrated solutions for simulation, characterization, and physical-layer validation of PCIe 5.0 devices enable SK hynix to accelerate testing and development of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and new PCIe devices. generation with high-speed CXL memory interconnect technology.

“Keysight is pleased to provide SK hynix PCIe 5.0 test solutions that validate the performance of high-capacity, power-efficient memory storage devices used in edge and cloud computing, data centers, 5G devices and radio access network equipment,” said Joachim Peerlings, vice president of network and data center solutions at Keysight. “Keysight’s PCIe test platforms enable SK hynix to validate the performance of high-bandwidth memory expansion modules deployed in many Fourth Industrial Revolution applications.

Keysight ensures consistency in test results through its contributions to PCI SIG, a consortium responsible for specifying PCI standards. Consistency in testing standards allows vendors to confidently release new PCIe 5.0 technology designs that interact as intended with other vendors’ products.

SK hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is a leading semiconductor supplier offering dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips, flash memory (NAND Flash) chips and image sensors CMOS (CIS) for a wide range of distinguished customers worldwide. Hyung-Soo Kim, Head of DRAM AE at SK hynix, said, “SK hynix greatly appreciates Keysight’s expertise, especially the company’s PCIe 5.0 test solutions. Keysight’s oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, bit error rate testers and PCIe transceiver (TRX) test solutions enable SK hynix to advance the development of memory semiconductors based on DRAM and NAND technologies.

Keysight integrates hardware and software platforms to create solutions that allow SK hynix to perform both receive and transmit testing. These include:

  • Infiniium UXR series real-time oscilloscope for visually representing variations in voltage signals as waveforms (UXR0504A)

  • High-performance 64 Gbaud Bit Error Rate (BERT) tester for receiver testing (M8040A)

  • PCI Express 5 Card Electromechanical (CEM) Receiver Test Automation Software for testing, debugging, and characterizing PCIe 5.0 CEM expansion cards and systems (N5991PC5A)

  • PCIe 5.0 Transmitter Electrical Performance Validation and Compliance Software (D9050PCIC)

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight offers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s commitment to speed and accuracy extends to software insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster throughout the development lifecycle, in design simulation, validation prototypes, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our customers span global markets in communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductors and general electronics. Keysight generated $4.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.

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