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Anonymous User
Real User
Signal Integrity Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Feb 21 2019

What is most valuable?

Obviously, it needs to be able to handle accuracy of measurements. Good customer support is very important, especially… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Every product that we sell goes through a regular set of testing. Keysight is our main test vendor so we're using all of… more»

What needs improvement?

They have some software applications but their GUI is not the best. They need to improve on that. I think their software… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't see the price lists, but our company does get some discounts. I don't think we buy it for the full price… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We typically get demos. Keysight personnel will come down and show us some new stuff they might be working on or what we… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you know what speeds you are trying to test. Ask them for a demo. Ask them for some correlation data, some other… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Electrical Principal Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 20 2019

What is most valuable?

What I do like is the customer service, and the ability for the product to give a very clear indication of what we're… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There was a case where I was running a simulation of a channel, the transmit channel from the switch to the connector. In… more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface is great right now. I think they could improve it slightly, make it a bit more user-friendly. Although… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing can be improved a bit. They try to make the pricing competitive but I think there are times that the competitors… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We talked with the vendor regarding PAN4 applications, regarding the new technologies that have been coming out. They… more»

What other advice do I have?

Study what you're looking at. Analyze. See if the tool is applicable to what you are trying to measure. You have to do… more»
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Rockwell Hsu
Real User
Technical Leader at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its quality and reliability. The type of instrument they make is pretty much the industry… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The most important thing is to correlate with the simulation, and Keysight scopes have long been known for doing that… more»

What needs improvement?

Something I'd like to see is much better documentation and some good examples. That would be very helpful for a new user… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing always is very expensive. There's no free lunch.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We went with Keysight because of the brand name, quality, and I've been using it for a long time, since I was a graduate… more»

What other advice do I have?

Moving forward to the next-generation of design, the support from testing is very important because you could end up in a… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Signal and Power Integrity Technical Manager at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 19 2019

What is most valuable?

It's very convenient because once we set up everything, we just queue our test plan and then are able to do whatever we want: embed with the key… more»

What needs improvement?

I wish they would improve the Embed function in the current product because, as the frequencies go up, we see a lot of diversity because of effects… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's very expensive because this type of equipment is not so common. For a company buying it, this is a big investment.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We went with this solution because with our high speed, and the rates going up, we definitely need more high-speed equipment and that goes with… more»

What other advice do I have?

Review case studies from the manufacturers' data sheets and compare their price and their performance. In the high-speed area there are a lot of… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Project Hardware Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The application utilities loaded on the scope help debug different protocols. I like the Keysight user interface very much. It's based on the PC… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The DDR Utilities that I have used on the scope speed up my debugging process. Similarly, I use the serial decoder for the serial interfaces, which… more»

What needs improvement?

Everybody is looking for more automation support, so that if they can incorporate more protocols. It makes it easier. People are always going for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

While I don't have transparency on the pricing, it works within my budget.

What other advice do I have?

It's a very nice product. Whatever feature that I was looking for, it was within my budget. It was affordable. I can upgrade it later, if… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
EMI/RFI Sr. Staff Engineer at Huawei Technologies
Feb 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features include the * accuracy * embedding * calibration system. Also, the user interface is nice. It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have done some measurements and also correlated with simulation and we were able to obtain a good match, so that's a… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the possibility of interacting with the software, new features for software post-processing. For… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It would be good if it were a little bit cheaper, of course.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't switch. Even in my previous company we were also using the same type of instrument, the same company. It was a… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would certainly recommend that colleagues use the same solution for their application. I don't remember at the moment… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
System Engineer at Inphi Corporation
Feb 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The user interface has never been better. They improved it a few years ago with a more modern oscilloscope interface and it's easier to use, even for more junior people in our lab.

What needs improvement?

I would like be able to measure multi-lane simultaneously. Right now, the high-performance jitter solution measures one signal. I would like to capture many at the same time. The room… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is always a struggle. We always wish that we could do more for less.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to get the demos because everyone's application tends to be different. Sometimes it's the fixturing, or sometimes you realize some things in particular that make a… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The user interface is very user-friendly. You can use a lot of functions in their scope and will provide them for you. You can update the scope's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

They changed a lot of the workflows, especially for the statistical analysis. They provided simplicity in the design, and we can ask for we want in… more»

What needs improvement?

Signalling integration has room for improvement. I would like more customized functions, so we can do the programming and definitions ourselves… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have always used Keysight.

What other advice do I have?

We always are sharing this solution with our peers and colleagues. The solution is targeting high-speed serial applications. For high-speed signal… more»
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