Project: Metrology for ultrafast electronics and high-speed communications

High-speed communications develop rapidly and in 2009 $40.3 billion was invested to deploy 4G technology worldwide. But as more and more commercial communications and sensing systems go online, the frequencies available for use need to be increased - to levels above 77 GHz which were previously only used for research purposes. These higher frequencies need to be accurately measured in order to use the additional bandwidth efficiently, but it is difficult to measure signal characteristics such as phase and amplitude at these levels accurately. This project has developed new and improved measurement techniques, and free supporting software, which provide traceable characterisation of ultrafast and high-frequency electronic instrumentation. By reducing uncertainties and increasing confidence, this project will enable engineers to design more advanced and competitive products in the area of ultrafast communications

Acronym IND16 Ultrafast (Reference Number: IND16)
Duration 01/07/2011 - 30/06/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial Esteban Terradas Partner Spain
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
6 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
7 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
8 Agilent Technologies UK Limited Observer United Kingdom