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W allonia El ectronics & Co mmunications Me asurements. Welcome to multiparametric characterizations from molecules to signals in a 350 m² state-of-the art measuring facility for devices, sensors, circuits and systems.

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2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

Wallonia Electronics&Communications

Measurements

Welcome to multiparametric characterizations

from molecules to signals

in a 350 m²

state-of-the art measuring facility for devices, sensors, circuits and systems

2.13 MEuros equipment over 10 years – over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

open to research, PhD/Master studies, industry

http://www.uclouvain.be/welcome [email protected]

UCL-ICTM-ELEN

1


Welcome @ ucl

WELCOME @ UCL

3 Sectors:

- Medical sciences (Medecine Faculty and University Hospital on Brussels site)

- Humanities and Social Sciences

- Sciences et Technologies (SST)

4 Faculties (teaching)

Faculty of Sciences

Polytechnic School of Louvain

Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning

Faculty of Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

6 Institutes (research)

Information and Communications, Electronics and Applied Mathematics(ICTEAM)

Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences

Institute Mathematics and Physics

Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil engineering

Institute of Life Sciences

Earth and Life Institute


Welcome @ ucl1

WELCOME @ UCL

  • Sector of Sciences et Technologies

  • Institute ICTEAM - Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and AppliedMathematics

  • - Technological Platform WELCOME

  • « WalloniaElectronics and Communications Measurements »

  • - Pôle ELEN - Electrical Engineering

  • - Pôle INMA - Mathematical Engineering

  • - Pôle INGI - Computing Science Engineering

  • -


  • Welcome @ ucl2

    WELCOME @ UCL

    • results from expertise in electrical measurement of electron devices, circuits and systems of communications since ’70s

    • through the activities of the former

      • Microelectronics Lab. (UCL/ELEC/DICE)

      • Microwave Lab. (UCL/ELEC/EMIC)

      • Communications and Remote Sensing Lab. (UCL/ELEC/TELE)

        now within ICTEAM

    • collaboration extending now to other

      Institutes: IMCN, iMMC, ELI, IREC, …

      PT: Winfab, LAS&O, CTMA,CSR, CRC, …


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    Materials, electron devices and sensors, from DC to 110 GHz, in the temperature range 4K-500K

    • Coaxial setups, on-wafer probe stations and VNAs

    • multi-port (up to 4 accesses) and multi-parametric characterization of passive and active devices (IV, CV, temperature-microwave, electro-mechanical, and magneto-electrical sweeps, …), in small-signal and nonlinear regime

      Analog/digital circuits and systems-in-package (µcontrollers, smart cards, RFIDs, FPGAs)

      using ultra low current probes, logical analyzers, analog waveform and digital pattern generators, digital oscilloscopes, vector signal generators with I/Q or digital modulation ...

      RF hardware, protocols and channels for wireless and ultra-wideband communications

      using Vector Network Analyzers, broadband antennas, channel sounders, in a free-space, multi-path or anechoic environment.

    Overview of measuring facilities

    UCL-ICTM-ELEN


    New implementation since 2009

    Technicalspecifications

    New implementation since 2009

    Maxwell Building #3

    • 350 m² of characterization surfaces

    • controlledambienttemperature, 22°C @+/- 1.5 °C

    • Static-dissipative floorconnected to groundeach 40 m²

    • Clean, dry, oil-free compressed air

    • Technical N2 , Vacuum, Water

    • Securedaccess via UCL badge

    Ground floor of MAXWELL building, wing A0, ICTEAM, UCL


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    MEMS

    300°C

    RF on wafer

    RF materials

    climatic

    room

    bio

    room

    Analog/digital

    circuits/systems

    meeting

    corner

    anechoic

    chamber


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    WELCOME to Research

    Electrical characterization from molecules to signals

    • Unique in Wallonia (multidisciplinary)

    • Support of numerous funding actions:

      • Académie Louvain: FSR, ARC

      • Wallonia (DGO6) funding actions

        ( “Marshall Plan”, “Pôles de compétitivité”, …),

      • Research Science Foundation (FRS-FNRS)

      • IAP programs

      • Flemish Government (IWT)

      • More than 20 ongoing EC FP7 programs and NoEs, several COST actions from ESF, …

      • ….


    Welcome to education

    WELCOME to Education

    • Master students in Electrical, Physics, Chemistry or Material Science Engineering & Nanotechnology

      • mini-projects for specialized courses

        • LELEC 2541 : On-wafer meas. of advanced SOI CMOS transistors

        • LELEC 2700+2580 – RF/Microwaves: Design, fabrication and measurement of a passive or active circuit

        • LELEC 2560: Micro-nanofabrication: Design, fabrication and measurement of a MEMS sensor

        • LELEC 2796: Wireless Comms: From channel sounding to performance simulation

        • LELEC 2760: Secure Electronic Circuits and Systems

      • Master theses

    • Think tank for hundreds of students in PhD Schools

      MUSICS – Multimedia, Silicon, Communication and Security

      MAIN – Materials, Interfaces and Nanostructures


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    WELCOME to Industry

    • Companiesinvolved in fundedprojects

      • Belgium: Thales Alenia SpaceEtca, it4ip, Solvay, Nanocyl, RFIdea, Eccosorb, See, OnSemi, Bea-Ber, IcomsDetection, Anpi, Nomics, …

      • France: SOITEC, UMR CNRS Thalès (Palaiseau), Alstom,

        Thales Alenia Space Toulouse (+CNES), ST Microelectronics, …

      • AGC-Flat Glass Europe, Arcelor Mittal, EADS, Melexis, …

      • USA: IBM, RFMD, TowerJazz

      • Japan: OKI

    • Creation of spin-offs

      • CISSOID:development of integrated circuits on SOI technology

      • E-PEAS:Ultra-low-power autonomous wireless micro-systems

      • ACOMS: Antennas for logistics

      • INCIZE: Electronic Semiconductor Characterization tool

      • more to come…


    Welcome to society

    WELCOME to Industry

    WELCOME to Society

    • Trainings open to R&D engineers from industry

    • Sub-contracts /consultancy/service offers

      • AUDI, Cissoid, CSR, Dow Corning, Icoms, Jema, Melexis,

      • nSilition, Qinetiq, SEE, Thalès Alenia Space, Total, Delfmems, …

    • Participation to thematic open days/meetings

      • Journées des Rhétos (yearly)

      • WSL meetings

      • P2P on Science and Education 2011 Tour

      • Week-end de l’Europe – Talents de demain (May 2012)

    • Workstays for undergraduatestudents


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    New infrastructure since 2009

    Office area for technical staff

    Office area for technical staff

    Electrical

    Training

    Laboratory

    Electro-Mecanical

    (Mechatronics)

    Training

    Laboratory

    Integration and shared use of available resources:

    cleanrooms, high tech measuring equipment, and training labs

    Ground floor of MAXWELL building, UCL/ICTEAM


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    = key parts of a complete chain of expertises and skills in electronics and communications available at UCL

    Starting from design using up-to-date home-made models and industrial CAD tools (Abaqus, Comsol, Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor, HFSS, Agilent ADS/Momentum, Zeeland/IE3D, ...)

    Going through fabrication of devices, circuits and systems

    Towards experimental assessment of performances

    and retroaction to optimized design/fabrication

    • Coaxial setups, on-wafer probe stations and VNAs

    • multi-port (up to 4 accesses) and multi-parametric characterization of passive and active devices (IV, CV, temperature-microwave, electro-mechanical, and magneto-electrical sweeps, …), in small-signal and nonlinear re

      fabrication of devices and circuits Analog/digital circuits and systems-in-package (µcontrollers, smart cards, RFIDs, FPGAs)

      using ultra low current probes, logical analyzers, analog waveform and digital pattern generators, digital oscilloscopes, vector signal generators with I/Q or digital modulation ...

      RF hardware, protocols and channels for wireless and ultra-wideband communications

      using Vector Network Analyzers, broadband antennas, channel sounders, in a free-space, multi-path or anechoic environment.

    &

    ex: design, simulation and verification

    from systems to silicon

    in industrial CMOS and MEMS

    process technologies

    Metal detector (BAC11)

    Gas detector (Ms Thesis)

    Portable breath monitoring

    UCL-ICTM-ELEN


    Benefits of infrastructure

    Benefits of infrastructure

    Optimize management/sharing of resources

    access rules

    planification of investments (“whishing list”)

    commonfundingstrategy

    Increase visibility

    when applying for regional, national and international fundings,

    with respect to industry, equipmentsuppliers

    Officially acknowledge existing expertise

    Emphasize and promote fruitful interactions between

    technical staff, Master/PhD students, teachers/professors,

    and industry

    feedback to up-to-date content of Ms courses


    Welcome statistics

    WELCOME statistics


    2 13 meuros equipment over 10 years over 120 yearly users from 4 corners of the globe

    to discover …

    http://www.uclouvain.be/welcome

    [email protected]


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