Advanced System Engineering Lab

High-Frequency Technology - Equipment and Tools

The HF lab specializes in measuring planar, “on-wafer” test samples at up to 110 GHz and the 3D characterization of antenna modules in shielding cabins. We can also determine the dielectric parameters of substrates nondestructively.

Laboratory equipment

- 2-gate 110GHz network analyzer

- 4-gate 65GHz network analyzer

- Chuck for on-wafer probing (thermal control up to 200°C)

- 18 GHz shielding cabin

- Antenna measurement station for 3D far-field measurements

- Calibrated horn antennae up to 110GHz

- Impedance analysis

- HF and DC measurement tips for planar test samples

- Signal analyzers / generators

- Split cylinder resonators for material characterization

- Measurement station for thin film threshold voltages

Design tools

Ansys (in particular Icepack, HFSS, Maxwell, Q3D, SI-Wave)

- Mathematica, Matlab

- CST Microwave Studio

- Cadence design environment

- Agilent ADS

- Measurement device control using Wincal and Labview