IMEP-LAHC gets the Rolls-Royce of network analyzers
Categorie(s) : Life @ MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 5 October 2015
In June, IMEP-LAHC signed a renewable nine-month contract with Anritsu to use the manufacturer’s state-of-the-art very wideband network analyzer. The analyzer can measure systems from 70 kHz to 145 GHz in a single sweep, achieving never before seen levels of performance and accuracy. The analyzer also has a four ports under probe configuration, offering unparalleled on-wafer characterization capabilities.
This innovative analyzer, which sells for €750,000, is a step up from test benches of the same type, which are limited to 110 GHz. Researchers at IMEP-LAHC are using it to examine new interconnect structures and integrated circuit topologies at very high frequencies and across a very wide band.