“Today, all walks of life are embracing the arrival of new technologies, including: process automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, edge computing, and more. Embracing these trends and staying ahead of the curve is critical to meeting future demands, building competitive advantage and achieving business success.
Today, all walks of life are embracing the arrival of new technologies, including: process automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, edge computing, and more. Embracing these trends and staying ahead of the curve is critical to meeting future demands, building competitive advantage and achieving business success.
A few days ago, Jay Alexander, CTO of Keysight Technologies, mentioned digital transformation at the “Keysight World 2021 Global Cloud Summit”: The rapid adoption of new technologies is having a second impact: No matter where or how you engage in digital transformation, customer expectations have changed forever. The industry’s need for instant access, continuous availability, and zero latency is growing stronger and more urgent.
In response to the in-depth challenges of digital transformation, Keysight is re-architecting and focusing on improving the user experience, whether developing hardware, software solutions or delivering services. Including Keysight World being held in the form of a cloud summit, it is also a new attempt at digital transformation during the epidemic. In areas such as education, 5G mobility, and big data, Keysight has also pre-positioned to meet future trends.
Remote Access Helps Digital Transformation of Education
As a supplement to classroom learning, distance education is facing a situation of short supply. The advent of online courses and distance learning has given students the flexibility to choose their learning methods, but it has also required educational institutions to transform as quickly as possible to adapt to new trends.
In response to industry demand, Keysight has launched a remote access laboratory solution designed to enhance the online learning experience with a remote setup of basic instrumentation laboratories. The solution includes internet lab management and time scheduling software, which supports remote access to labs and controls instruments to complete measurement and analysis tasks, which can help university teaching labs transition smoothly to online learning, and students can remotely access lab instruments via internet browsers and perform experimental operations.
Keysight’s remote access lab solution includes key components: cloud-based PathWave remote access lab software, PathWave lab management software, smart four including new power supplies, function generators, multifunction meters and oscilloscopes. kit of instruments, and the U3900DAQ switching system. This solution will drive the education industry to accelerate the transition from traditional classroom teaching to blended learning, including delivering virtual courses remotely through digital platforms.
Li Jian, Manager of Government and Service Marketing of Keysight Technology Greater China, shared the results of a survey of hundreds of education practitioners around the world: about 10% of education practitioners believe that they should return to mainstream offline teaching after the epidemic; 20% of practitioners believe that they should try to migrate online; but about 70% of practitioners believe that the future will be a balanced online and offline mixed education model, and the future of this education model will be ” The whole life cycle” teaching method, not only in the university, but also should cover the whole process of future career development.
Talking about the new opportunities of online education in the future, Li Jian said, first of all, the opportunities of online education run through the whole life cycle. The current main business is in the Electronic information industry, which initially started in schools. For example, the Smart Bench Essentials Series smart four-piece basic teaching kit is actually the first step in the transition from the original laboratory teaching to online teaching.
Secondly, universities have already involved a lot of specialized education. Keysight has some special kits, including RF microwave kits, IoT kits, 5G kits, etc. According to feedback from schools and the development trend of the entire industry, Keysight Technologies has The entire software and hardware suite of online education is undergoing continuous development and planning to better adapt to cloud-based teaching and remote control.
“Engineering education, vocational education, and education that combines production, education and research are strongly advocated in my country,” said Li Jian, “We are also actively cooperating with third parties, including schools and scientific research institutions, and hope to extend the existing education suite. to a wider range of applications.”
Step into the new era of mobile future
In the wave of digital transformation, mobile communication is a key link. Bai Ying, Manager of Keysight Technologies Greater China Wireless Marketing Department, believes that in the next five to ten years, there will be three significant changes in mobile communications:
One is the modernization of the network. Today’s networks are increasingly based on software, and software has a huge advantage that mobile operators can expand coverage according to real-time needs, and at the same time can flexibly and organize network configuration. direction development.
The second trend is the emergence of new application scenarios and business models. Although about 70% of mobile operators’ business revenue still comes from a large number of ordinary consumers, many new forms and models have emerged at the same time, prompting mobile operators to expand, upgrade, and optimize their networks to meet diverse usage scenarios.
The third trend is 6G that will appear in five to ten years. It can be said that the inevitable development stage of 5G is 6G. According to a report by Ericsson at the Keysight World Global Cloud Summit, by 2026, about 3 billion mobile users on the planet will use 5G services, which means that after five years, about half of mobile terminal users will be 5G users, Nearly 3 billion 5G users will bring 70% of network services. For operators and every practitioner, the changes are in all aspects.
Moreover, not only ordinary individual end-users will be significantly increased, five years later, there will be about 6 billion IoT devices connected to the 5G network in the world, which will bring a trillion-scale market. By then, cloud games, connected cars, logistics, manufacturing, finance, and various other business activities will undergo significant and even subversive changes, which will place higher requirements on the network, such as more Low latency, higher reliability, stronger seamless connection capabilities, and even network self-organization, virtualization capabilities, and more. The truly effective 6G work may be carried out after the Release18. With the gradual development of the Release18 work, the theoretical research, physical design, and waveform design of 6G will make great strides forward.
In addition, Bai Ying emphasized the security of the network. “Security is a problem that has to be faced. How to take precautions in the future, how to ensure the elasticity of the network, realize the self-monitoring and self-healing of the network, and at the same time, stress testing of network vulnerabilities must be faced and solved. “With the integration of ICT technology, communication technology, information network technology, and operational technology represented by 5G have been integrated, so the issue of network security is no longer a pure IT issue, but an ICT issue. comprehensive problem.”
In recent years, Keysight Technologies has been committed to providing complete end-to-end solutions in the entire development process of 5G products, from chip design and manufacturing to the successful construction of 5G networks. Seven’s 5G product lines provide end-to-end, truly comprehensive services from the perspective of network equipment and wireless communication network security.
The development trend of big data era
Du Jiwei, Marketing Manager of Automotive and New Energy Testing, Greater China, Keysight Technologies, talked about six major trends in the era of big data, mainly including: explosive growth of data, continuous shrinking of fixed asset budgets such as network equipment, cloud economy era, PAM4 and the rise of coherent light , competition between new standards for digital interfaces, and edge computing.
Du Jiwei said that the deployment of 100G optical modules is currently the mainstream, and this year and next year are the deployment years of 400G optical modules. But at the same time, the first generation of 800G optical modules will also have the opportunity to be produced in small batches next year, which will be a new improvement for the bandwidth requirements of components and chips.
In addition, there are coherent technologies for interconnection between data centers and between cities. Coherent technology has begun to sink, and the transmission distance can be supported to less than ten kilometers. If it is 800G (ZR) coherent technology, it can support a distance of two kilometers, and coherent technology has begun to enter the data center.
In addition, the issue of data center energy consumption is also attracting attention, and the combination of optoelectronic packaging or silicon photonics technology has become an obvious development trend. Now many companies at home and abroad have invested heavily in silicon photonics, which is the strength of Keysight technology. Through years of reserves, Detech has a deep accumulation in dealing with high-speed and complex tests.
Keysight Technologies Supports Digital Transformation
Zheng Jifeng, general manager of Keysight’s Greater China market, believes that the demand for the entire network is increasing rapidly, including the wireless access network, bearer network, core network, etc., all facing higher requirements. At the same time, this also brings greater challenges to the new generation of data centers under construction, as well as various high-speed digital component interfaces.
Zheng Jifeng, General Manager, Greater China, Keysight Technologies
In the future, new requirements will be put forward for network speed and network architecture. By 6G, it may be a more complex heterogeneous network system with multiple systems coexisting. How to test for mutual interference between such heterogeneous networks and networks where multiple systems coexist? How does a heterogeneous network perform basic measurements and tests? Keysight Technologies is already gradually offering corresponding solutions today.
Zheng Jifeng said that the CEO of Keysight has been emphasizing “Be First is in Our DNA”, hoping to maintain a steady stream of innovation capabilities through continuous R&D investment and innovation. He believes that whether it is industrial digital transformation, or other upgrades in the future, usually a huge question is how to continue to innovate? This is a very important challenge, and it is also the basic ability of enterprises to carry out digital transformation or upgrade in the future.