25/04/2018

New Millimetre-Wave Research Lab Opens In Queen's University

A new millimetre-wave research lab has opened at Queen's University in Belfast.

The new lab, which can accommodate 60 researchers, students and engineers, was opened by Keysight Technologies.

It is located in the Centre for Wireless Innovation at the University's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT).

Keysight equipment, including the N5247A PNA-X Non-Linear Vector Network Analyzer, E8361C PNA Microwave Network Analyzer with N5260A mmWave controller and a N9040B UXA Signal Analyzer, is available in the facility. This will allow researchers to measure millimetre wave components used in radar, wireless communications and imaging systems.
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Mark Pierpoint, President of Ixia Solutions Group Keysight Technologies, said: "Keysight has always been committed to working with and supporting academic institutions, not only to help develop the next generation of engineers, but to accelerate research, innovation and technological breakthroughs. We do this by helping to equip teaching and research laboratories with leading-edge instrumentation."

Professor Vincent Fusco, Chief Technical Officer of ECIT and leader of microwave research at Queen's University said: "This partnership with Queen's University Belfast and Keysight gives us unprecedented measurement and instrumentation capabilities that will transform our microwave and millimeter-wave laboratories to advance our world leading research in this area."

(CD/LM)

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