60 GHz arbitrary waveform generator and oscilloscope.

01 September 2014 → 29 February 2020
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Information sciences
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Information sciences
    • Library sciences
Project description

This proposal aims to acquire a full solution for the characterization of high-speed electronic systems and propagation environments, up to frequencies of about 60 GHz. This involves an arbitrary waveform generator for generating test signals and a real-time oscilloscope for recording the response signals. This would result in a measurement platform that would be unique in Flanders. It is beyond any doubt that there is a clear need for this, as evidenced by the large consortium: 13 promotors spanning 8 research units and 4 departments working in very different fields, including promotors both from UGent and from Hogeschool Gent. In addition, such a large consortium also guarantees optimal usage of the equipment. Also, the versatility of the requested equipment enables or facilitates new collaborations inside this consortium. E.g., there have already been many interactions between INTEC_design, photonics, the field of EMC and EM simulations, analog circuits and systems (CAS) and advanced modulation, equalization and coding (DIGCOM). It is to be expected that this trend will only be intensified thanks to this new infrastructure.