2020 Holiday Gift Guide
2020-12-21 | 5 min read
Behind on your holiday shopping? What do you get for the person that has everything? We’ve put together some last-minute gift ideas for you. Don’t sleep on these innovative, one-of-a-kind gifts for you and your loved ones!
Stuck at home and not travelling this Christmas? Gather the family to participate in a fun, virtual Santa-tracking-trip using Keysight’s 5G auto-radar signal analyzers!
Is your partner sending you mixed signals on what gift they want? Give them an N9041B UXA Signal Analyzer to help them demodulate their indecision.
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And now for the stocking stuffers: we know you've been waiting all year for a way to calibrate out phase errors in your wideband measurements. Throw an RCal receiver calibrator in your family's stockings to have on hand when they start developing 5G NR products.
Want to get that hot-cocoa-loving engineer in your life something special? Consider gifting them the perfect mug this holiday season:
Want to be that person in the office with the coolest RF analyzer accessories? Strut your stuff and show off your style with the new, fuzzy FieldFox analyzer cover. Your hands will never go cold when working outside with this cover on your FieldFox!
Electrical engineers seem to love wire, and it comes in lots of fun colors. Get them a large spool of wire and they’ll be happy to do whatever it is they do with it.
With so many people working remotely these days, office banter is at an all-time low. Help your teammates and loved ones build morale with Keysight’s eCoworker. eCoworker pulls live data to make small talk about the weather, sports, and plans for the weekend.
Why gift a snow blower when you can gift a snow melter?! A simple modification of a UXR oscilloscope will convert your 110 GHz signal-crunching-beast of an oscilloscope into a tool that will melt down your ice-covered driveway. I promise this gift is fire!
Here’s how to do it:
- Step 1: Acquire a UXR Oscilloscope. The higher the bandwidth, the more ice it can melt.
- Step 2: Jam a candy cane into the blades of each fan so they will no longer spin. Use the hook end of the candy cane to secure it in place.
- Step 3: Place the fan-blocked UXR in the ice-affected area, run your 220 V extension cord to the scope, and power it up.
- Step 4: Wait 3 to 3000 seconds (depending on the severity of the ice).
- Step 5: Step, literally, onto your driveway because the ice should be gone. Ignore the melted slag from running the oscilloscope without fans. That’s supposed to happen*
*No, it’s not. This is an unapproved Keysight mod. Stopping/blocking your fans might literally melt down your scope. Even worse, the thermal noise would be off the charts and your signal integrity would be garbage!
Do your kids not understand you? The U4431A Protocol Analyzer may be the perfect gift for them. Get two – one for you and one for the kids. Keysight also sells a software option for the Protocol Analyzer called “Significant Partner Analyzer 2.0”. It’s a subscription-based product.
Hopefully this Gift Guide helps take the stress out of gift-giving this season. From all of us at Keysight, have a safe and happy holiday!
Some of these products do not exist. This blog is written for humor and we hope it brought you some holiday cheer.