Keysight Delivers the Industrys Smallest Solder-in Probe Head for High Performance Oscilloscopes

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the Keysight
MX0100A InfiniiMax micro probe head, the industry’s smallest
solder-in probe head for high performance oscilloscopes, optimized for
modern high-speed devices.

The size of electronic devices continues to shrink, resulting in smaller
pads and narrower pitch spacing. Additionally, as data rates for
applications such as DDR memory increase, conventional probing pads work
as a stub, becoming a source for electromagnetic interference (EMI). As
a result, customers are actively seeking high density, small geometry
solutions for probing modern electronic technologies to analyze and
measure signals without interference.

Keysight’s new InfiniiMax micro probe head is a micro solder-in head for
use with the company’s InfiniiMax
I/II probe amplifiers and is designed to access small geometry
target devices. The lead wires can be adjusted to accommodate targets
from 0 mm to 7 mm apart. When used in conjunction with Keysight’s
1169B 12 GHz InfiniiMax II probe amplifier, the MX0100A delivers up
to full 12 GHz bandwidth. Offering the best probe loading performance in
its class (0.17 pF, 50 k? differentially), the extremely low input
capacitance of the MX0100A minimizes the probe loading effect and
maximizes signal integrity when measuring high-speed signals.

“Existing oscilloscope probe head solutions available today are even
larger than the devices being tested in some cases. This makes signal
probing access a continual challenge for modern electronic
technologies,” said Dave Cipriani, Vice President of the Digital and
Photonics Center of Excellence at Keysight Technologies. “Unlike
conventional solder-in probe heads in this class, Keysight specifically
designed this micro probe to be less than half the size of existing
solder-in probe heads for high density, fine pitch devices. It is the
first, and only, of its kind on the market today.”

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal
year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network
test, visibility, and security. More information is available at

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