Microwave Journal

Modelithics Adds State-of-the-Art Lab Capabilities to Meet Expanding Industry Needs

June 25, 2019

Modelithics has completed several lab upgrades to improve and expand its measurement capability and characterization services. The upgrades bring enhanced measurement capabilities to many of Modelithics’ characterization services, including IV, S-parameter, X-parameter, load-pull, impedance and noise measurements.

These measurements are used to characterize devices for model development, verify device performance versus design and independently validate production lots.

Recent measurement additions include

  • Form Factor (formerly Cascade) Summit probe station with semi-automated probing capability, which expands the temperature measurement range to −50°C to +150°C.
  • Upgraded IV equipment from Maury Microwave and AMCAD, now providing 30 A and 250 V pulsed IV, pulsed S-parameter and pulsed load-pull, with pulsed load-pull to 1 kW. The system includes a long pulse width option for more accurate thermal and time constant characterization and modeling.
  • Upgraded Keysight PNA-x nonlinear VNA to the PNA-x B model. This nonlinear VNA accesses the latest state-of-the-art measurement and analysis features related to X-parameters, noise, multi-port and differential measurements, enabled through expandable hardware and software.
  • Expanded impedance and S-parameter measurements, validated with frequency coverage from 5 Hz to 170 GHz and higher bands available through partnering arrangements.

Modelithics’ in-house capabilities are supplemented through collaborations with instrumentation leaders like Maury Microwave, Keysight Technologies and others. Modelithics is a Keysight Solutions Partner.