Radio Frequency & Millimeter Wave Core Facility


The Radio Frequency and Millimeter-wave (RF/mm-wave) Core is a shared-user facility. The core includes electronics fabrication and measurement units. The fabrication unit offers a complete in-house PCB prototyping (multilayer rigid and flex) through high-end laser and mechanical equipment. Furthermore, the fabrication unit provides a complete component placement and rework cycle including high-end fully- and semi-automatic rework stations enabling desoldering, soldering, and residual solder removal of SMDs and BGAs as small as 01005. The measurement facility offers an anechoic test chamber capable of measuring electromagnetic radiation, high-end spherical nearfield measurement system, planar nearfield scanner (all in frequencies ranging from 1-110 GHz), and high-end PNAs and other required equipment for a fully in-house measurement cycle. 



Younes Ra’di, PhD
Facility Director


Facility Structure



The RF/mm Wave facility houses various prototying equipment and measurement systems. It has the available prototyping equipment: 3D printer (Raise3D Pro2 Plus), Laser prototyping machine (ProtoLaser U4), Mechanical prototyping machine (ProtoMat S104), Plating machine (Contac S4), Pick and place machine (Finetech Core Plus), Reflow oven (ProtoFlow S N2), Multilayer press (Multipress S), and a Soldering machine (Weller WXD2). The measurement facility houses the following instrumentation: Microwave Network Analyzer (N5247B PNA-X), Arbitrary waveform generator (M8195A), Real-Time Oscilloscope (MXR and UXR Series), Anechoic chamber, Different sources, and Robotic system. To view the instruments available and their rates in the RF/mm Wave facility, please look here

Last Updated: 09/22/2023 14:03