Keysight & Cohu Providing High-Volume Manufacturing Solutions for 5G Power Amplifiers

Keysight has extended its collaboration with Cohu Inc, a leading provider of test solutions for the electronic industry. Under the renewed agreement, the companies will continue to deliver enhanced high volume manufacturing (HVM) solutions for the 5G semiconductor manufacturing test market. Cohu is a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, delivering leading-edge solutions for the manufacturing of semiconductors and printed circuit boards.

The integration of Keysight’s 5G NR Signal Studio and PXI modular instruments with Cohu’s HVM radio frequency (RF) test tools enables 5G semiconductor manufacturers to streamline the transition from device validation testing (DVT) to HVM. Tightly integrated tools in both DVT and HVM allow users to easily correlate measurement test results, leading to faster time-to-volume (TTV) of 5G power amplifiers (PAs) and RF front-end modules (FEMs).

Keysight’s wide range of 5G solutions enable semiconductor providers and other wireless equipment manufacturers to address a diverse set of workflow test requirements, from design and simulation, to prototype test and manufacturing. Leveraging Keysight’s PathWave design and test software platform enables these solutions to offer a common environment across PA/FEM workflow solutions, while improving efficiency with common measurement IP and leverageable automation code.

Keysight’s expertise and 5G test solutions have helped Cohu deliver high volume manufacturing solutions with a competitive edge for the 5G semiconductor manufacturing test market. The integration of Keysight’s software and PXI modular hardware with Cohu’s HVM RF test tools greatly simplifies the task of correlating measurement test results between design validations and manufacturing test, creating a significant advantage for customers.