Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) and CommSolid demonstrated the successful completion of a NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) connection with the Keysight E7515A UXM base station emulator and wireless test set during Vodafone's Innovation Days 2016 ( www.vodafone.de/innovationpark/en/events). Establishing a Cat-NB1 device link was the result of a collaboration between Keysight and CommSolid. The Keysight UXM is the world's first wireless test set to demonstrate connectivity with an NB-IoT device that complies to the standards. "NB-IoT was designed to enable transfer of small amounts of data over long periods of time, with simplified, less expensive hardware and greater coverage," said Matthias Weiss, managing director of CommSolid. "Therefore, NB-IoT modules have to be reliable and offer ultra-low power operation for long battery life. The RF design performance of up to 200,000 devices in one cell must ensure network longevity. NB-IoT will be the first step into 5G networks." "We are pleased to collaborate with CommSolid on this important milestone," said Satish Dhanasekaran, VP/GM of Keysight's Wireless business. "Reliable machine to machine communication enables IoT to get deployed in multiple industries. Keysight is at the forefront, offering simplified design and test solutions to enable IoT deployments." The UXM network emulation platform allows designers to optimize IoT designs for critical performance attributes like power consumption, RF performance and interoperability by simulating the real world in the lab. About Keysight in 5G The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight's 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight's 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G. About CommSolid CommSolid is the cellular IP company providing leading edge ultra-low power solutions for the growing IoT market. This market demands highly optimized and easy to integrate communication solutions for the NarrowBand-IoT standard, allowing every sensor to be directly connected to the Internet. Once integrated into customer integrated circuits (ICs), CommSolid's baseband Intellectual Property (IP) enables smart applications that modernize and enrich our life in areas like health care, smart home, transport, logistic systems or industrial applications. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade at the forefront of the wireless communication business, CommSolid has unique capabilities to handle high volume and extremely integrated low power solutions. Additional information is available at www.commsolid.com. About Keysight Technologies Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at www.keysight.com. Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at www.keysight.com/go/news.