Research at the Broadband Integrated Circuit Measurement Laboratory includes analog and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit design. Widespread applications include amplifiers to help cell phones pick up very faint signals, components to enable wireless connection to the internet, and wireless heart-rate monitors.
The lab has test capability for the full range of circuitry:
- RF circuits, such as oscillators and low-noise amplifiers, and RF passive components;
- broadband and electro-optical circuits;
- analog, mixed signal and digital circuits including processors and controllers used in a system on a chip; and
- wafers, using a probe station.