Keysight, FormFactor and CompoundTek Join Forces to Accelerate Integrated Photonics Innovations
SANTA ROSA, Calif; LIVERMORE, Calif.; SINGAPORE, November 14, 2019 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM), a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle and CompoundTek, a global foundry services leader in emerging silicon photonic solutions (SiPh), have joined forces to accelerate integrated photonics innovations.
Integrated photonics, also called silicon photonics, is a revolutionary technology that multiplies data transfer capacities while reducing power consumption and cost.
Keysight, FormFactor and CompoundTek, have jointly developed an advanced photonics on-wafer testing solution that delivers industry-first capabilities including automated alignment, simultaneous optical-optical and optical-electrical device tests.
The joint solution, to be offered by CompoundTek includes:
- The FormFactor CM300xi-SiPh, with automated wafer level photonics positioning combined with Keysight’s industry standard IL/PDL engines and N7700A Photonics Application Suite (PAS), to support wavelength repeatability of ±1.5 pm at two-way sweeps up to 200 nm/s within 1240nm to 1650nm to ensure accuracy and repeatability from O-band to L-band.
- Keysight’s N4372E 67 GHz Lightwave Component Analyzer which delivers unpreceded bandwidth for both optical receiver testing and optical transmitter testing with guaranteed specifications for electro-optical S-parameter measurements for device traceability.
- Keysight’s PathWavesoftware platform which provides a consistent user experience, common data formats and control interfaces.
- FormFactor’s SiPh software that enables automated calibrations and alignments and simplifies integration with Keysight’s PathWave software platform, as well as optical instrumentation, to ensure ease of use.
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