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NameImageDescription
Equipment LoanAgilent ( Hewlett-Packard) 346B Noise Source, 10 MHz to 18 GHz, Nominal ENR 15 dBAgilent ( Hewlett-Packard) 346B Noise Source, 10 MHz to 18 GHz, Nominal ENR 15 dB

The Keysight 346B is a general-purpose broadband noise source that eliminates the need for several sources at varying frequencies. Excess noise ratios for each 1 GHz interval from 10 MHz to 18 GHz are printed on the noise source. Low VSWR reduces uncertainty from the reflection of test signals. Useful for noise figure measurements using the Y-factor method.

accessories, Accessory, noise, Noise Source
Equipment LoanHamamatsu Video Camera & Control UnitHamamatsu Video Camera & Control Unit

The C2741 Hamamatsu Video Camera is designed for image processing and measurement purposes. The control unit uses functions to improve video quality including contrast enhancement and video inversion. This rental package includes a NI PCI-1405 video frame grabber board with partial image acquisition and programmable gain. The frame grabber is restricted to operating on a system that runs Windows XP/NT/2000. If you are not running one of these versions of Windows, a video converter is included in the package and outputs to VGA, S-Video, or RCA. An Aspherical Lens Kit is included for table-top optical setups but is not designed to mate with the video camera.

camera, fiber alignment, infrared, Optical
Equipment LoanMITEQ Power Amplifier, 1 – 2 GHz.MITEQ Power Amplifier, 1 – 2 GHz.

This amplifier has a gain of 35dB over 1 to 2 GHz of operation with a noise figure of 5dB and comes with SMA connectors and requires a 15V power supply.

Amplifier
Equipment LoanOssila Four-Point Probe SystemOssila Four-Point Probe System

The Ossila Four-Point Probe system is a compact, single-unit probing device designed for measuring sheet resistance, resistivity and conductivity. The probe tips are spring-loaded to avoid scratching the surface of samples. Software and drivers are provided on a USB stick. The software requires a few simple inputs and calculates the sheet resistance, and optionally, conductivity and resistivity of a material with a known thickness.

fluidics, microfluidics, probe
Equipment LoanPicosecond Pulse Lab 5541A Bias Tee (80 kHz – 26 GHz)Picosecond Pulse Lab 5541A Bias Tee (80 kHz – 26 GHz)

The Picosecond 5541A broadband Bias Tee is used to couple a DC signal onto an RF signal between 80 kHz and 26 GHz. It accepts a maximum of 50 VDC and 100 mA DC current. The bias tee is composed of three ports: RF, DC, and RF + DC. The RF port passes an RF signal but blocks DC, while the DC port does the opposite. The RF + DC port passes both RF and DC, i.e. the coupled signal.

Accessory, Signal
Equipment LoanKeithley 2400 SourceMeterKeithley 2400 SourceMeter

The Keithley 2400 SourceMeter is designed for applications that rely on both precision sourcing and measuring. The device combines a 20 W, four-quadrant (source and sink) IV source with an IVR digital multimeter. The Keithley 2400 can perform linear, logarithmic, and custom sweeps for single-event or continuous operation. With 1pA current and 100nV voltage measurement resolutions, the Keithley 2400 is well-equipped for basic SMU test applications.

SMU
Equipment LoanAnritsu TOSLKF50A-40 Calibration Kit 40 GHzAnritsu TOSLKF50A-40 Calibration Kit 40 GHz

The Anritsu TOSLKF50A-40 Kit is a compact, lightweight unit with Through, Open, Short, and Load K-type (f) ports for performing network analyzer calibration.

Accessory, Calibration
Equipment LoanAnritsu TOSLKF50A-20 Calibration Kit 20 GHzAnritsu TOSLKF50A-20 Calibration Kit 20 GHz

The Anritsu TOSLKF50A-20 Kit is a compact, lightweight unit with Through, Open, Short, and Load K-type (f) ports for performing network analyzer calibration.

Accessory, Calibration
Equipment LoanAgilent DSAX91604A Infiniium Real Time Oscilloscope: 16GHzAgilent DSAX91604A Infiniium Real Time Oscilloscope: 16GHz

The Agilent DSAX91604A is a 16 GHz real time oscilloscope with 4 analog channels. 256-level intensity-grading emphasizes signal anomalies by lightly-shading infrequent waveforms. Agilent DSA oscilloscopes come with 50 Mpts memory and built-in software (EZJIT, EZJIT Plus, EZJIT Complete, and Serial Data Analysis). The three EZJIT software packages provide jitter analysis capabilities and jitter measurement floor of 100 fs. The equipped Infiniiscan option enables triggering on unique events such as zones on multiple channels and non-monotonic edges. Agilent N5449A High-Impedance Adapters are included for probes that require a 1 MΩ interface.

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanRF Bay MPA-22-30 RF Power AmplifierRF Bay MPA-22-30 RF Power Amplifier

The RF Bay MPA-22-30 is a power amplifier with a 30 dB gain and 30 MHz to 2.2 GHz frequency range. The amplifier requires a single 12 VDC power supply and has SMA connectors.

Amplifier
Equipment LoanMiteq Ultra-Wideband Amplifier, 0.1 – 10 GHzMiteq Ultra-Wideband Amplifier, 0.1 – 10 GHz

CMC Microsystem’s Miteq Ultra-Wideband Amplifier has a 34 dB gain from 100 MHz to 10 GHz with a 2 dB noise figure. The amplifier requires a +15 VDC input and has SMA connectors.

Amplifier
Equipment LoanStanford Research SR720 LCR MeterStanford Research SR720 LCR Meter

The SR720 LCR Meter measures major (L, C, R) as well as minor (Q, D, R) parameters of passive components with 0.05 % accuracy. The meter can perform measurements at five fixed test frequencies ranging from 0.1 to 100 kHz and adjustable amplitudes from 0.1 to 1.0 Vrms. The device accepts up to 40 Vdc external biasing if the built-in 2 Vdc is insufficient for a measurement. Included in this rental package is an SR728 BNC adapter for connecting remote fixtures and other equipment. Three binning schemes (pass/fail, overlapping, and sequential) are useful for ensuring that groups of components have the same parameter values that are listed on their specification sheet within a programmable error. Computer control is enabled through an RS-232 or GPIB connection.

Analyzer, Network
Equipment LoanToptica DL Pro 850 Tunable LaserToptica DL Pro 850 Tunable Laser

CMC Microsystem’s Toptica DL Pro Laser offers 30 to 50 GHz mode-hop free tuning and alignment free operation. The laser is equipped with a Toptica FiberDock for FC/APC connections. A mainframe is included with modules for diode laser control, current control, temperature control, and high-voltage scanning.

Laser, Optical
Equipment LoanAgilent U2002A USB Average Power SensorAgilent U2002A USB Average Power Sensor

The Agilent U2002A Average Power Sense offers power analysis up to 24 GHz and outputs from a USB connection. The U2002A is equipped with internal zeroing, preventing the user from having to power-off the DUT or disconnect the sensor between measurements. Calibration, temperature, and linearity correction data has been pre-entered on an internal EEPROM. Triggering can be derived internally from an RF signal or controlled externally via TTL input. The sensor can be rented alone or, if being used for source power calibration, with one of three Keysight PNA network analyzers also available from CMC’s Equipment Rental Program.

accessories, Accessory, sensor
Equipment LoanTektronix TDS3052B Digital Phosphor OscilloscopeTektronix TDS3052B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope

The Tektronix TDS3052B DPO (Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope) has a 5 GS/s sample rate across a 500 MHz bandwidth. The Intensity Grading feature darkens and thickens lines representing signals that have been continuously captured. In addition, the “WaveAlert” feature detects signal anomalies and can notify users by stopping acquisitions, beeping, or saving waveforms. This allows tests to run unmonitored over long periods of time. CMC’s TDS3052B has been equipped with TDS3TRG Advanced Trigger, TDS3FFT FFT, and TDS3AAM Advanced Analysis modules.

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanTektronix P7504 TriMode ProbeTektronix P7504 TriMode Probe

Tektronix’s TriMode Probes can perform differential, single-ended and common mode measurements with a single probe. The P7504 operates over 4 GHz bandwidth and uses a TekConnect interface which is specific to Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO70000 and TDS6000B/C oscilloscopes. CMC rents 2 Tektronix DPO73304SX 33 GHz Real-Time Oscilloscopes. The P7504 TriMode Probe can be bundled with this oscilloscope if additional probes to the recommended P7633 33 GHz TriMode Probe are required for your testing. Included in the P7504 Probe Kit is a TriMode Accessory Kit with solder tips, solder, wire, adhesive strips, and marker bands.

probe
Equipment LoanNational Instruments SA2500X High Impedance Active ProbesNational Instruments SA2500X High Impedance Active Probes

The SA2500X Probe has 2.5 GHz bandwidth and is system-independent, capable of plugging into any 50Ω-coupled BNC port. The probe tip housing is slim, allowing for multiple simultaneous measurements. This probe is typically loaned with the PXIe-5162 oscilloscope module in the Keysight M9019A PXIe Gen 3 Chassis.

probe
Equipment LoanNational Instruments RF PXI-express System including a 6.6 GHZ VSANational Instruments RF PXI-express System including a 6.6 GHZ VSA

The NI RF PXI-express system, available from the CMC Test Equipment Pool, is an 18-slot PXI-express chassis with high-speed controller (Intel quad core, 4 G memory and Dual OS), 6.6 GHz RF Vector Signal Generator, 6.6 GHz RF Vector Signal Analyzer, 6.6 GHz dual 4 X 1 MULTIPLEXER, Xilinx Kintex-7-based FlexRIO FPGA module. This system is an integrated, modular instrument with LabVIEW-based simulation/test environment which enables faster RF test and validation setup and experimental results.

Analyzer, fpga, multiplexer, PXI, Signal, VSA, VSG
Equipment LoanZurich Instruments HF2LI Multi-frequency Lock-in AmplifierZurich Instruments HF2LI Multi-frequency Lock-in Amplifier

Zurich Instruments HF2LI Multi-frequency Lock-in Amplifier

The Zurich Instruments HF2LI is a dual-input channel lock-in amplifier that meets a wide range of application needs for test and microsystem prototyping. Not only does the instrument offer high performance, it is capable of simultaneously analyzing incoming signals at up to six frequencies, making it applicable to techniques such as microfluidic-based impedance spectroscopy.  The unit is used in combination with a standard Windows controller, through a USB 2.0 high-speed host connection.  It includes a flexible graphical user interface and programming interfaces.

Amplifier, MEMS, meter, microfluidics
Equipment LoanTektronix RSA507A 7.5GHz Portable Real Time Spectrum AnalyzerTektronix RSA507A 7.5GHz Portable Real Time Spectrum Analyzer

The RSA507A is a ruggedized portable real-time spectrum analyzer that comes with analysis software and a laptop. The analysis software, SignalVu-PC, is similar to that running on Tektronix’s other spectrum analyzers and it includes an API for those interested in more control over their analysis and experiments.

Analyzer, Generator, portable, Signal, spectrum
Equipment LoanTektronix PPM203B Probe holder/Browser with Heavy Mass BaseTektronix PPM203B Probe holder/Browser with Heavy Mass Base

The Equipment Rental Pool has a Browser with a heavy mass base to hold probes of various sizes steady. This kit comes with screw-type trim controls for x, y, and z directions, an articulating arm and eight adapters to hold various probes in place.

Accessory, holder, probe
Equipment LoanTektronix MSO2024B Mixed Signal OscilloscopeTektronix MSO2024B Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

The MSO2024B offers four 200-MHz analog and 16 digital channels for complex design analysis. The Intensity Grading feature displays uncommon anomalies in lighter tones differentiating them from expected waveforms. The “Wave Inspector” feature is composed of separate zoom and pan knobs to navigate the oscilloscope’s one million point record length. Digital ones and zeros are color coded green and blue respectively to ensure that flat traces are distinguishable. White edges indicate multiple logic transitions, suggesting that using a higher sample rate for the next acquisition will unveil more information. CMC’s MSO2042B Oscilloscope has a DPO2COMP application module installed which enables computer analysis and serial triggering via RS-232/422/485/UART buses. Included is a Tektronix P6316 Digital Probe with 8 pF capacitive loading and 101 kΩ input impedance.

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanTektronix DPO73304SX 33 GHz Real Time OscilloscopeTektronix DPO73304SX 33 GHz Real Time Oscilloscope

The Equipment Rental Pool has two complete DPO73304SX oscilloscopes which, if so desired, can be combined into one large oscilloscope (termed the DPO73308SX). Each DPO73304SX scope comes with 50 Ohm K-type TekConnect adapters (compatible with 3.5mm/SMA connectors), and other adapters and probes can be bundled with this loan depending on the user’s requirements. Two ports can be used at 33 GHz or four ports at 23 GHz. Combine the two available oscilloscopes with a multi-sync cable and double the number of available ports to four 33 GHz or eight ports at 23 GHz.

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanTektronix DPO4054B Digital Phosphor OscilloscopeTektronix DPO4054B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope

The DPO4054B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope is a 500 MHz four-channel instrument capable of recording up to 20 million points. To navigate through recorded data, installed Wave Inspector software provides zoom and panning features. Waveform intensity grading thickens and brightens frequently captured signals and by contrast, emphasizes dark, thin waveforms representing anomalies. The oscilloscope is shipped with a Tektronix P6139A 10x Passive Probe and 4 Tektronix P2221 200 MHz 1x/10x Passive Probes. NI LabVIEW SignalExpress Tektronix Edition LE is accessible through a USB connection from a PC to the oscilloscope.

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanTabor 9400 Four-Channel High Voltage Wideband AmplifierTabor 9400 Four-Channel High Voltage Wideband Amplifier

The Tabor 9400 is a general-purpose high voltage amplifier. It has two modes of operation, allowing for versatile measurement applications. The bipolar mode amplifies the input signal and delivers it to the output terminal of the same channel, modifying only its amplitude. The unipolar mode converts the amplifier to a one-input, two-output system.

Amplifier
Equipment LoanStarlight Laser Induced Fluorescence Red ModuleStarlight Laser Induced Fluorescence Red Module

Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) is an important analytical technique used in biochemistry.  The technique may be used to detect the presence and assess the concentration of many biochemical materials which are selectively tagged with a fluorophore which emits visible radiation under suitable optical excitation. The LIF module offered by CMC consists of a microscope manufactured by Starlight Technical.

camera, Laser, microfluidics, microscope, Optical, probe, Signal
Equipment LoanStanford Research SR620 Universal Time Interval & Frequency CounterStanford Research SR620 Universal Time Interval & Frequency Counter

The Stanford Research SR620 is an interval timer and frequency counter capable of measuring signals from 0.001 Hz to 1.3 GHz. The device is equipped with a graphical output that can be displayed on an oscilloscope and interchanged between a histogram, strip chart of mean values, and jitter. Up to one million samples are used to automatically calculate mean, standard deviation, Allan variance, or minimums and maximums. The input impedance is configurable to either 1 MΩ or 50Ω and supports AC or DC coupling. In frequency counter mode, the SR620’s input sensitivity is 60 mV from 1 to 40 MHz. CMC’s SR620 is equipped with Option 01, which uses an ovenized VCXO timebase.

Analyzer, meter
Equipment LoanRohde and Schwarz ZNB20 Vector Network AnalyzerRohde and Schwarz ZNB20 Vector Network Analyzer

The Rohde and Schwarz ZNB20 is a 2-port Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) with a measurement range of 100 kHz to 20 GHz. Using this instrument, you can perform a wide range of tests, including reflection parameter measurements and network modelling, involving bare die to complete subsystems.

Analyzer, Network, VNA
Equipment LoanQuater Manipulator, Model 500 XYZ (TIM Version)Quater Manipulator, Model 500 XYZ (TIM Version)

These Quarter Research manipulators, model 500 XYZ TIM, in the CMC Microsystems’ Test Pool are a pair of positioners used for probing bare die, MEMs and microfluidics devices.

Accessory, MEMS, microfluidics, micropositioner
Equipment LoanOcean Optics USB4000 VIS-NIR Optical SpectrometerOcean Optics USB4000 VIS-NIR Optical Spectrometer

The Ocean Optics USB4000 VIS-NIR ES is a miniature plug-and-play optical spectrometer suitable for laboratory benchtop analysis and characterization of fluidic and gaseous media. This instrument performs automated absorption and transmission testing across a wavelength range extending from visible to near IR wavelengths. It is equipped with a high-power broadband optical source (top left in the photo below) and standard optical fibre-based fixture to focus and collect light into a standard 3-ml sample holder (cuvette system, at bottom right). Its small form factor and standard USB interface make it easy to incorporate into your lab’s characterization set-up. You may use Ocean Optics’ LabView-based software development tools to enhance or adapt the spectrometer’s control and analysis user interface to your own system prototyping needs. The USB4000 is fully compatible with the CMC Microsystems Integration Platform (MIP).

Optical, spectrometer
Equipment LoanRohde & Schwarz SMB 100A 40GHz Signal GeneratorRohde & Schwarz SMB 100A 40GHz Signal Generator

The Rohde & Schwarz SMB100A is a radio frequency generator with a range of 100 kHz to 40 GHz in a high-output power configuration capable of providing up to 16 dBm.

Generator, Signal
Equipment LoanMini Circuits High Power Amplifier ZHL-16W-43-S (16 W, 1.8 to 4 GHz)Mini Circuits High Power Amplifier ZHL-16W-43-S (16 W, 1.8 to 4 GHz)

This amplifier provides up to 16 W saturated output power over more than an octave up to 4 GHz. The amplifier is equipped with an automatic shutdown that is triggered if temperatures exceed +85°C. To avoid damage in the presence of an open or short circuit, the amplifier includes protective internal circuitry. The device is useful for a variety of applications from communications to test and measurement systems.

Amplifier
Equipment LoanKeysight U5855A TrueIR Thermal Imager - for temperature measurement up to 350°CKeysight U5855A TrueIR Thermal Imager - for temperature measurement up to 350°C

The U5855A is ideal for predictive maintenance activities, from hot spot detection to thermal profiling. With this thermal imager, you get 320x240 Fine Resolution. Ability to magnify the thermal image of a far‑away object by 4 times to reveal finer details and quickly spot problems. Also, take thermal images of close-fit or minute components from as close as 10 cm away clearly and accurately.

The U5855A also comes with a variety of measurement and analysis tools to help you monitor temperature over time, do min and max temperature tracking and more so that you can easily obtain heat patterns, dissipation and etc. The U5855A comes with a built-in quick start tutorial to help you get familiar with thermal imager quickly.

What’s more, with the complimentary TrueIR Analysis and Reporting Tool, you can easily import, analyze and edit thermal images and quickly generate reports using ready templates. You can also display thermal images, visual images or thermal-visual images side-by-side for further analysis.

Accessory, camera, imager, thermal
Equipment LoanKeysight E4990A Impedance Analyzer - for frequency range 20 Hz to 120 MHzKeysight E4990A Impedance Analyzer - for frequency range 20 Hz to 120 MHz

The E4990A Impedance Analyzer has a frequency range of 20 Hz to 120 MHz. The E4990A provides an industry best 0.045% (typical) basic accuracy over a wide impedance range, with a 40 V built-in DC bias source. The equivalent circuit analysis function supports seven different multi-parameter models and helps you to simulate your own equivalent parameter values of components.

The E4990A supports a wide variety of test accessories that designed to make measurements simple and reliable. Included fixtures are listed below.

Analyzer, dielectric, impedance, meter, VNA
Equipment LoanKeysight B2902A Precision Source Measurement UnitKeysight B2902A Precision Source Measurement Unit

The Keysight B2902A is a two-channel SMU capable of performing precise IV measurements and acting as an arbitrary waveform generator. The GUI offers four views: single channel, dual channel, graph, and roll (I-t or V-t curves). The B2902A supports four-quadrant measurements and standard built-in sweep procedures (linear, logarithmic, single and double sweep functions) DC or pulsed.

SMU, source, waveform
Equipment LoanKeysight N9914A FieldFox 6.5 GHz Combination Analyzer (Cable, Antenna, VNA)Keysight N9914A FieldFox 6.5 GHz Combination Analyzer (Cable, Antenna, VNA)

  The Keysight FieldFox Combination Analyzer can be used with CMC’s Keysight Materials Meaurement Suite and Dielectric Probe Kit to test the permittivity of liquids and semi-solids up to 6.5GHz and using the coaxial probe method.  This unit may also be used as a standalone VNA for cable and antenna testing, and comes in a portable, robust, battery operated package & carrying case.  The unit’s included options allow for transmission/reflection measurements and time domain measurements.  Additional measurement personalities can be added upon request.

Analyzer, Network, portable, VNA
Equipment LoanMaterials Measurement Suite and Dielectric Probe KitMaterials Measurement Suite and Dielectric Probe Kit

This software and hardware bundle automates permittivity and permeability measurements using the coaxial probe method in conjunction with a Keysight network analyzer such as a CMC loanable Keysight FieldFox portable RF Analyzer or the 26GHz Keysight M9375A multiport VNA. The Materials Measurement Suite is used to control the analyzer and measure the material’s response to radio frequencies from 10MHz to 50GHz depending on the combination of analyzer and probes used.

materials, microfluidics, probes
Equipment LoanKeithley 4200-SCS Parameter AnalyzerKeithley 4200-SCS Parameter Analyzer

Characterize semiconductor devices at the die or packaging level. With high resolution and high accuracy, this instrument is ideal for low and ultra low current measurements, current versus voltage (IV) measurements of photovoltaic cells, and pulse IV (PIV) measurements of CMOS transistors.

Analyzer, oscilloscope, parameter, pulse, semiconductor, SMU
Equipment LoanKeithley 2602A System SourceMeterKeithley 2602A System SourceMeter

The Keithley 2602A is a two-channel source / measure Unit (SMU) that can source both voltage and current and perform accurate I/V (current vs. voltage) measurements. The integrated four-quadrant source enables a variety of measurement techniques that would otherwise require multiple instruments.

SMU, source
Equipment LoanHarvard Apparatus Pico Plus PumpHarvard Apparatus Pico Plus Pump

The Pico Plus infusion pump delivers low flow rates, either infusing or withdrawing fluid, at low to moderate back pressures. The device can hold any two syringes from 0.5 µl to 10 ml. The diameter and desired flow rate are entered via the keypad and stored in non-volatile memory. In the event of a power outage, the Pico Plus is equipped with “power failure mode” that allows the user to decide whether to turn the pump off or to resume pumping once power is restored. The pump can either operate in RATE mode, which continuously dispenses fluid at a specified rate, or the pump can release exact amounts of fluid in VOLUME mode.

microfluidics
Equipment LoanFluke 294 Arbitrary Waveform GeneratorFluke 294 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

This arbitrary waveform generator is capable of producing waveforms independently or synchronized on up to four output channels. Researchers can use the built-in basic waveforms or create their own and save it on a compact-flash card for recall. The sampling frequency is up to 100 MHz and the output ranges from 2.5 mV to 10 Vpp into for 50 Ohm loads at 12 bit resolution and 1-million points horizontal resolution per channel.

Generator, pattern, pulse, Signal, waveform
Equipment LoanEVERBEING Model C-2 Portable Probe StationEVERBEING Model C-2 Portable Probe Station

EVERBEING’s model C-2 portable probe station, with a 12.5” square footprint, is ideal for DC and RF applications for samples of 2" or less.The C-2 probe station stands on four vibration absorbing feet and is suitable for portable use at a desk, workbench or placement into an environmental chamber. The station is equipped with a USB microscope and vacuum pump for the vacuum chuck. Currently supplied with DC needle probes and 4 positioners, it is set up for DC I-V measurements, diode and transistor characterization and 4-point probe impedance measurements. Options are available from the manufacturer to equip the probe positioners for RF measurements, but this is not currently supported at CMC.

MEMS, probe station, Signal, station
Equipment LoanCentellax TG1C1-A Clock Synthesizer and TR1C1A Clock recovery unitCentellax TG1C1-A Clock Synthesizer and TR1C1A Clock recovery unit

The Centellax TG1C1-A Clock Synthesizer is designed to extend the operation of the TG1B1-A Bit error ratio tester (BERT) (Loaned separately from CMC) to 13.5 Gbps.

Accessory, Optical, pattern, pulse, Signal
Equipment LoanCentellax BERT- TG1B1 -10G Bit Error Rate TesterCentellax BERT- TG1B1 -10G Bit Error Rate Tester

Characterize the error rate associated with transmission of digital signals between a component's output and input. For researchers who require precise control of the input signal to their system-under-test over a broad range of frequencies, the TG1B1-A may be complemented by the Centellax clock synthesizer already available from the CMC test lending pool.

Optical, pattern, pulse, Signal
Equipment LoanAgilent N5247A PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer, 10 MHz to 67 GHz - 2 Ports, Single SourceAgilent N5247A PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer, 10 MHz to 67 GHz - 2 Ports, Single Source

The Agilent N5247A PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer available from the CMC test equipment pool is a one-connection, multi-function test system that allows you to perform a wide range of automated measurements on linear and non-linear RF devices such as amplifiers, mixers, and frequency converters.

Analyzer, Network, VNA
Equipment LoanAgilent N5242A 10MHz - 26.5GHz PNA-X Vector Network AnalyzerAgilent N5242A 10MHz - 26.5GHz PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer

The Agilent N5242A 10 MHz-to-26.5 GHz PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer is an integrated test system for complete linear and non-linear characterization of RF and microwave components and devices with a single set of connections. The analyzer is a four-port, double-source instrument. It features an internal signal combiner, internal pulse modulators and internal noise receivers. The advanced architecture and re-configurable measurement paths make Agilent N5242A a replacement for bench top instruments such as network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, signal source, and power meter. The potential research applications include wireless communications, high speed links, material characterization, and life sciences. The analyzer comes with a number of automated applications such as linear and non-linear network analysis, the latter features X parameters measurements, time domain measurements, IMD (Intermodulation Distortion), and Gain compression measurements. The analyzer runs Windows XP Pro operating system and can be remotely accessed via LAN.

Analyzer, Network, vector, VNA
Equipment LoanAgilent N5232A PNA-L Microwave Network Analyzer, 20 GHzAgilent N5232A PNA-L Microwave Network Analyzer, 20 GHz

The Agilent N5232A PNA-L Series Microwave Network Analyzer is a two-port test system capable of complete linear and non-linear characterization of RF and microwave devices.

Analyzer, Network
Equipment LoanAgilent N5182B MXG X-Series RF VSGAgilent N5182B MXG X-Series RF VSG

The Agilent N5182B MXG X-Series RF vector signal generator supports complex modulation formats such as QAM which are useful for digital communications. The N5182B can generate signals based on cellular/wireless connectivity standards such as LTE, GSM, and WiMAX. For the full list of software specifications, visit the Agilent/Keysight product page under useful links.

Signal, VSG
Equipment LoanAgilent N9010A EXA X-Series Signal Analyzer - Frequency Range 10 Hz to 26.5 GHzAgilent N9010A EXA X-Series Signal Analyzer - Frequency Range 10 Hz to 26.5 GHz

The Agilent N9010A EXA X-Series Signal Analyzer available from the CMC test equipment pool is a versatile test system that allows you to analyze a variety of signals, from a single tone to complex, modulated tones. It has potential applications in many research areas, including: RF/Microwave , mixed signal design, MEMS, and biomedical. The analyzer comes with a number of automated software application suites, including signal vector analysis, phase noise, and noise figure measurements. The instrument can be accessed and programmed remotely via USB or LAN and is LXI class C compliant.

Analyzer, Signal
Equipment LoanAgilent N9010A EXA Signal Analyzer - Frequency Range 10 Hz to 13.6 GHzAgilent N9010A EXA Signal Analyzer - Frequency Range 10 Hz to 13.6 GHz

The Agilent N9010A EXA X-Series Signal Analyzer available from the CMC test equipment pool is a versatile test system that allows you to analyze a variety of signals, from a single tone to complex, modulated tones. It has potential applications in many research areas, including: RF/Microwave, mixed signal design, MEMS, and biomedical. The analyzer comes with several automated software application suites, including signal vector analysis, phase noise, and noise figure measurements. The instrument runs Windows XP Pro operating system, and features Agilent proprietary firmware. Trigger modes include free run, line, video, external 1, external 2, RF burst and periodic timer.

Analyzer, Signal
Equipment LoanAgilent E5061B ENA Vector Network Analyzer, 5 Hz to 3 GHzAgilent E5061B ENA Vector Network Analyzer, 5 Hz to 3 GHz

The Agilent E5061B ENA Vector Network Analyzer provides analysis capabilities from 5 Hz to 3 GHz. The dual port configuration allows S-parameter testing. This model is also equipped with a gain-phase test port to provide direct receiver access from 5 Hz to 30 MHz. Built-in DC biasing can superimpose up to ±40 Vdc on the signal at port 1 or LF OUT port.

ENA, impedance, VNA
Equipment LoanAgilent E4980A Precision LCR MeterAgilent E4980A Precision LCR Meter

The Agilent E4980A precision LCR meter provides the best combination of accuracy, speed, and versatility for a wide range of component measurements. Offering fast measurement speed and outstanding performance at both low and high impedance ranges, the E4980A is the ultimate tool for general R&D and manufacturing test of components and materials. LAN, USB and GPIB PC connectivity enhances your design and test productivity.

impedance, LCR, meter
Equipment LoanAgilent E4407B Spectrum Analyzer 26.5 GHzAgilent E4407B Spectrum Analyzer 26.5 GHz

The Agilent E4407B Spectrum Analyzer displays signals in the frequency domain to examine its spectral content. The analyzer is versatile and useful for harmonic and spurious content analysis, width of signals after modulation, noise figure measurements and other applications. The spectrum analyzer is equipped with free run, single, line, video, offset, delayed and external trigger modes.

Analyzer, spectrum
Equipment LoanAgilent DSO-X 3034A Mixed Signal OscilloscopeAgilent DSO-X 3034A Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

The Agilent DSOX3034A is a mixed-signal digital storage oscilloscope.  It may be used for general purpose capture, display and analysis of analog waveforms and digital signals.

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanNational Instruments RF PXIe System Including a 26-GHz VSANational Instruments RF PXIe System Including a 26-GHz VSA

The NI RF PXI-express system, available from the CMC Equipment Rental Program, is an 18-slot PXI-express chassis with high-speed controller (Intel quad core, 4 G memory and Dual OS), 6.6 GHz RF Vector Signal Generator, 26GHz GHz RF Vector Signal Analyzer, Source Measurement Unit, 1.5GHz Oscilloscope, 6.6GHz Vector Signal Generator. This system is an integrated, modular instrument with LabVIEW-based simulation/test environment which enables faster RF test and validation setup and experimental results.

Analyzer, oscilloscope, PXI, Signal, SMU, VSA, VSG
Equipment LoanNational Instruments PXI System with Two FPGAs, Image Acquisition Module, Digital Multimeter, and an Arbitrary Waveform GeneratorNational Instruments PXI System with Two FPGAs, Image Acquisition Module, Digital Multimeter, and an Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Modular hardware, managed with LabVIEW software, can be customized for a variety of applications including MEMS and microfluidics testing, video acquisition and processing, particle tracking, pattern matching and general-purpose data acquisition.

fpga, MEMS, Microfluids, multimeter, PXI, Signal, waveforms
Equipment LoanNational Instruments PXI System with an FPGA, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Scope, and Digital MultimeterNational Instruments PXI System with an FPGA, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Scope, and Digital Multimeter

Modular hardware, managed with LabVIEW software, can be customized for a variety of applications including MEMS and microfluidics testing, video acquisition and processing, particle tracking, pattern matching and general-purpose data acquisition.

fpga, MEMS, Microfluids, multimeter, oscilloscope, PXI, Signal, waveform
Equipment LoanXilinx ZCU102 Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Evaluation KitXilinx ZCU102 Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Evaluation Kit

The ZCU102 is a high-performance, high-speed hardware/software design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

accessories, development, fpga, kit
Equipment LoanAgilent (Hewlett-Packard) 8970B Noise Figure MeterAgilent (Hewlett-Packard) 8970B Noise Figure Meter

The Agilent 8970B makes noise figure measurements in the 0 to 30 dB range. Measured noise can be displayed as noise figure or equivalent input noise temperature. Excess Noise Ratio (ENR) data can be entered in data tables on the noise figure meter. The meter uses this information to correct for ENR vs. frequency variations. The 8970B can be used with Agilent 346 (CMC loans the Agilent 346B Solid State Noise Source separately) or 347 noise sources.

Accessory, meter
Equipment LoanAgilent 87405A Preamplifier, 10 MHz to 3 GHzAgilent 87405A Preamplifier, 10 MHz to 3 GHz

The 87405A Preamplifier is a multi-purpose instrument for any application that requires low noise and additional gain. The SNR of the final signal in an RF system is greatly impacted by the initial amplification of the signal and its original SNR. By having low noise figure in a preamplifier, the final signal will have a lower noise than without the preamplifier.

Accessory, Amplifier, Signal
Equipment LoanAgilent 8722ES S-Parameter Vector Network Analyzer 40 GHzAgilent 8722ES S-Parameter Vector Network Analyzer 40 GHz

The Agilent 8722ES Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) allows users to test a RF device’s amplitude and phase with one instrument. It works within 50 MHz to 40 GHz and enables the complete characterization of a device or network.

Analyzer, Network, VNA
Equipment LoanKeysight DCA-X Module, Model 86118A (Dual RF Heads)Keysight DCA-X Module, Model 86118A (Dual RF Heads)

The Keysight 86118A in the CMC Microsystems’ Test Pool is a time-domain RF/microwave module with a working bandwidth of 70 GHz. The unit has basic functions for broadband measurements, and works when inserted into an Keysight DCA mainframe (separate request).

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanKeysight 86100D Infiniium DCA-X Digital Communication Analyzer (mainframe)Keysight 86100D Infiniium DCA-X Digital Communication Analyzer (mainframe)

The Keysight DCA-X mainframe from the CMC test equipment pool is part of a modular system for the analysis of time domain broadband signals up to 70 GHz. 86100D DCA-X mainframe can be configured by selecting from a variety of plug-in modules that perform precision optical, electrical, and TDR/TDT measurements. Select specific modules to obtain the desired bandwidth, filtering, and sensitivity that match your measurement needs. Keysight DCA-X Module, Model 86118A (Dual RF Heads) and Keysight DCA-X Module, Model 54754A (TDR/TDT version) are available (reserved separately).

oscilloscope
Equipment LoanKeysight M9381A Vector Signal Generator, 6GHz, for PXIe ChassisKeysight M9381A Vector Signal Generator, 6GHz, for PXIe Chassis

The Vector Signal Generator (VSG) can be used to generate complex quadrature communication modulation schemes or be used as a simple signal generator. This VSG has a frequency range of 6 GHz and a modulation bandwidth of 100 MHz. When two of the VSGs are combined in one chassis, they can operate from the same local oscillator to generate phase coherent signals from their 1MSa memory. The VSG is housed in an 18-slot M9019A Gen 3 Chassis and uses an M9037A Controller with a swappable SSD drive.

accessories, Analyzer, Generator, PXI, Signal
Equipment LoanKeysight M9375A 26.5 GHz 6-port Vector Network AnalyzerKeysight M9375A 26.5 GHz 6-port Vector Network Analyzer

The Keysight Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) comes with a wide bandwidth for 5G research and offers full 6-port analysis. It can also be combined with multiple Keysight VNAs for MIMO research and includes an automated electronic calibration kit to simplify and speed the process of getting the correct measurements quickly. Also available from CMC, these VNAs can be used with a Keysight Materials measurement suite software (N5100A) and dielectric probe kit to allow for research in dielectric resonators and interfacing with biological systems. The VNA is housed in an 18-slot M9019A Gen 3 Chassis and uses an M9037A Controller with a swappable SSD drive.

Analyzer, Network, PXI, VNA
Equipment LoanXilinx ML605 Development KitXilinx ML605 Development Kit

The ML605 is a high-performance, high-speed FPGA design platform equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.

Accessory, development, FPGAs, kit, Xilinx
Equipment LoanAgilent 81960A Tunable Laser and MainframeAgilent 81960A Tunable Laser and Mainframe

The Agilent 81960A is a tunable C- and L-band compact tunable laser source, capable of fast bi-directional wavelength sweeping from to 1505 to 1630 nm. The laser has a rated output power of +6 to +14 dBm. It is configured with an angled polarization-maintaining fiber interface, and housed in an Agilent 8136B mainframe.

Laser, Optical
Equipment LoanAgilent 81130A Pulse Pattern Generator 660 MHzAgilent 81130A Pulse Pattern Generator 660 MHz

The Agilent 81130A pulse generator can output pulses, digital patterns and three or four level signals. Load values other than the standard 50 Ω can be entered to display output values corresponding to the input load. Continuous, external triggered, external gain, external width or manual trigger modes. In the “external” modes the output pulse is enabled by an input signal’s transition, level (high or low), or period and width. The external input allows a maximum 15 Vpp signal and works from Vdc to 150 MHz.

Generator, pattern, pulse, Signal
Equipment LoanAgilent 81130A Pulse Pattern Generator 400 MHzAgilent 81130A Pulse Pattern Generator 400 MHz

The Agilent 81130A pulse generator can output pulses, digital patterns and three or four level signals. Load values other than the standard 50 Ω can be entered to display output values corresponding to the input load. Continuous, external triggered, external gain, external width or manual trigger modes. In the “external” modes the output pulse is enabled by an input signal’s transition, level (high or low), or period and width. The external input allows a maximum 15 Vpp signal and works from Vdc to 150 MHz.

pattern, pulse, Signal
Equipment LoanAgilent (Hewlett-Packard) 8110A Pulse Generator 150 MHzAgilent (Hewlett-Packard) 8110A Pulse Generator 150 MHz

The Agilent 8110A pulse generator can output pulses, digital patterns and three or four level signals. Load values other than the standard 50 Ω can be entered to display output values corresponding to the input load. Continuous, external triggered, external gain, external width or manual trigger modes. In the “external” modes the output pulse is enabled by an input signal’s transition, level (high or low), or period and width. The external input allows a maximum 15 Vpp signal and works from Vdc to 150 MHz.

pattern, pulse, Signal
Equipment LoanKeysight DCA-X Module, Model 54754A (TDR/TDT version)Keysight DCA-X Module, Model 54754A (TDR/TDT version)

The Keysight 54754A module in the CMC Microsystems’ Test Pool is a time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and transmission (TDT) oscilloscope module with a measurement bandwidth of 18.5 GHz. It works only with a Keysight DCA mainframe (reserved separately).

Analyzer, meter, Network, oscilloscope
Equipment LoanMEMS Testing Using the Aerotech ARMS200 Single Axis Rotary Motion SimulatorMEMS Testing Using the Aerotech ARMS200 Single Axis Rotary Motion Simulator

The Aerotech ARMS200, available from the CMC Test Equipment Pool, is a direct-drive, single-axis rotary motion simulator ideal for testing a variety of MEMS devices such as gyroscopes and accelerometers. The ARMS simulator comes with a Soloist HLe Controller and Linear Digital Drive unit. This combination of tools provides excellent velocity stability, high position resolution and accuracy, and superior angular rate and acceleration. The system is programmed and controlled from the host computer using Aerotech software (provided with the instruments when renting). Custom applications can be developed using NI Labview, C, and .NET.

MEMS, motion, rotary, station

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