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.

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 at the University of Manitoba
 The ARFSL enables the verification of radio frequency devices.

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 at Queen's University
 The APSL enables the verification of optoelectronics circuits, systems, and components.

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 at McGill University
 The AMSSL enables the verification of mixed-signal analog, digital, and RF systems.

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