Project: Enhancing process efficiency through improved temperature measurement

High-frequency microchips (or integrated circuits) are in widespread use and are a key enabling technology in systems that employ micro- and nano-electronics such as mobile communications and radar sensors in driverless cars. Increasing demands for higher data rates, and the development of high-resolution radar imaging, are continually pushing up the operating frequency of these systems. Accurate and traceable measurements of such high-frequency integrated circuits are essential for system developments, providing confidence and lowering costs in industry. However, the uncertainties associated with currently available measurement procedures become more pronounced at high frequencies. This project will enable the traceable measurement and characterisation of integrated circuits and components from radio-frequency to sub-mm frequencies with known measurement uncertainties. This will allow industry to develop components and devices in high-speed and microwave applications, such as wireless communications, automotive radar and medical sensing.

Acronym 14IND04 EMPRESS (Reference Number: 14IND04)
Duration 01/05/2015 - 30/04/2018
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Biroul Roman de Metrologie Legala Partner Romania
3 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
4 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
5 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
6 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Partner Denmark
7 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
8 Justervesenet Partner Norway
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Elkem AS Partner Norway
11 Gamma Forgiati Srl Partner Italy
12 MUT Advanced Heating GmbH Partner Germany
13 University of Strathclyde Partner United Kingdom
14 Universidad Carlos III De Madrid Partner Spain
15 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge Partner United Kingdom
16 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford Partner United Kingdom
17 BAE Systems Marine Ltd Observer United Kingdom
18 CCPI Europe Ltd Observer United Kingdom