Keysight puts up new testing lab in Malaysia

The Penang facility features a semi-anechoic chamber

Keysight Technologies has opened a new Regulatory Test Laboratory in Penang, Malaysia, to deliver accredited electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing services for manufacturers of electronic devices and mission-critical industries across wireless communications, IIoT, automotive, healthcare and medical applications.

The Penang facility promises to offer expertise, knowledge, efficiency, capacity and exceptional customer service including calibration and testing services. Keysight currently has similar testing facilities in California in the United States and in Boeblingen, Germany.

“As the world becomes more electronically connected, testing becomes more complex,” stated Niels Faché, VP of service portfolio and global services at Keysight. “The dramatic number of potential emitters of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in autonomous cars, electric vehicles, 5G and IoT devices, as well as medical equipment require new tests to meet evolving standards.”

“Keysight’s compliance and testing laboratories around the world and now in Asia, offer expertise and emerging technologies that can help our customers validate designs and accelerate time to production,” said Faché.

The Penang facility features testing systems that include a 10-meter semi-anechoic chamber which provides accurate measurements as well as tailored testing solutions to help customers meet deadlines with software automation that enhances process efficiency, analyses results and reduces testing cycles, resulting in reduced test costs.

Gooi Soon Chai, president of Keysight’s electronic industrial solutions group, said the company recognises that COVID-19 is creating a variety of challenges for existing and new manufacturing customers.

“(We) believe that this facility, and the myriad of services it can provide, will support these customers through even the most demanding situations,” he said.