The Microwave Laboratory
is being developed to support teaching, research, and development
on high frequency and microvave systems, integrated circuits, and devices.
Contact Tom Weldon for further
We have excellent infrastructure and capabilities including:
We are interested in strengthening our ties with industrial partners.
If your company has considered the development of RF and microwave wireless
circuits and systems, find out
how you can take advantage of of collaboration with the university.
Take advantage of the talent and infrastructure in-place
at the university, and help us develop a pool of talented
students with experience relevant to your organization.
Quick tour of the lab
RF/Microwave design software
Cascade Microtech RF-1
40 GHz probestation
capable of 40 GHz measurements directly on integrated circuits.
6 GHz network analyzer
6 GHz oscilloscope
Spectrum Analysis to 18 GHz
Vector signal generation to 6 GHz
A test area in the lab.
More office areas
More Microwave Lab Equipment
( 2-18 GHz spectrum analyzer, generator,
18 GHz Network Analyzer)
5 GHz amplifier
measured gain plot using
MOSIS TSMC 0.18 micron process, and
picture of amplifier.
How to design a Spiral inductor
Mathcad file on spiral inductor design
pdf printout of Mathcad file on spiral inductor design
measured data AMI 1.5 micron process
Also: see our capability in
analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits.
Prototype circuits (We also fabricate chips)
A microwave test board
( IC chips wire-bonded to chip carrier in center)
2-4 GHz return loss
data on test fixture (using VERY long wirebonds!)
For such high frequencies, it is better to use the
RF1 probestation above to probe directly on the
chip with 40 GHz bandwidth (no wirebonds!).
Plots of return loss and
transmission loss, superimposed
Photo of wirebonder (In our cleanroom)
Please do not use the wirebonder in the cleanroom without
first reading through the following instructions.
(For whatever reason, the pdf file does not render properly
on non-microsoftish systems ... images are truncated)
Wire Bonder instructions.