SOURCE: Keithley Instruments, Inc.

August 12, 2008 09:07 ET

Keithley Creates Tutorial Poster for WiMAX Measurement

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, has published a new poster that illustrates the key measurement tools and software analysis techniques required for measuring complex WiMAX signals. The poster is available at no charge at

The poster provides a clear illustration for making "easy signal creation and analysis" of WiMAX signals, arguably the most complex modulation scheme in the world. WiMAX signals encompass multiple technologies into one very versatile system, including bandwidths in excess of 20MHz, configurations with more than 2000 subcarriers, high peak-to-average power ratios, and both SISO and MIMO radio configurations.

The poster builds on the capabilities of a variety of new Keithley signal creation and analysis tools that extend its RF test capabilities to include WiMAX signal testing. Keithley's RF test solutions are based on the company's award-winning Model 2820 RF Vector Signal Analyzers and Model 2920 RF Vector Signal Generators. Because these test instruments rely on a next-generation DSP-based Software-Defined Radio (SDR) architecture, they are capable of making extremely high speed measurements both thoroughly and accurately. The SDR architecture enables Keithley's highly flexible offering with instruments that are easy and less costly to upgrade as new wireless and cellular standards are introduced. Keithley's test systems provide frequency coverage from 400MHz to 4GHz and to 6GHz if WLAN measurements are needed.

The poster highlights the powerful RF signal analysis capabilities included in Version 2.0 of Keithley's SignalMeister™ Waveform Creation Software. Version 2.0 supports creation of the entire range of signals in accordance with WiMAX and WLAN wireless connectivity standards and 3GPP and 3GPP2 cellular standards. First introduced in mid-2007, SignalMeister is a PC-based object-orientated waveform creation tool that allows engineers to create highly complex signals required for today's RF testing needs quickly and flawlessly. SignalMeister is the only waveform creation software tool available that uses an object-oriented graphical interface that is optimized for MIMO signals, allowing engineers to easily create basic and complex waveforms.

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To order Keithley's WiMAX Signal Creation and Analysis poster, visit To learn more about Keithley's RF test solutions, visit or contact the company at:

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About Keithley Instruments, Inc.

With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems from DC to RF (radio frequency). Our products solve emerging measurement needs in production testing, process monitoring, product development, and research. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of precision measurement technology and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.

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