University-based Microsystems Test Labs
The National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory (NMPTC) is a consortium of locally-managed, university-based laboratories that provides researchers with access to advanced test resources. Research wishing to access these laboratories should contact the Principal Investigators at those sites.
- Academic and non-academic access to some of the NMPTC services is delivered under a user fees structure. Where fees are applicable, the hourly rate is significantly discounted for Canadian academic clients. Consult the lab web pages for details.
- CMC provides travel assistance, granted under a peer review program, for researchers wishing to perform their testing in these labs in person.
- Not a Canadian academic researcher? The NMPTC is open for business on commercial terms. Contact the Principal Investigators at the labs more information.
The NMPTC provides national access to state-of-the-art resources for testing and validation of high-performance microchip and system designs that are hosted at CMC’s partner institutes:
at the University of Toronto
The ADSL enables the verification of System-on-Chip technology.
at the University of Manitoba
The ARFSL enables the verification of radio frequency devices.
at Queen's University
The APSL enables the verification of optoelectronics circuits, systems, and components.
at McGill University
The AMSSL enables the verification of mixed-signal analog, digital, and RF systems.