Metrology for new electrical measurement quantities in high-frequency circuits

Short Name: HFCircuits, Project Number: SIB62
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New measurements for emerging electronics: Benchmarking high-performance, energy-efficient electronics 


Industrial electronics that operate in the high-frequency range (radio frequency, microwave and millimetre-wave) require traceable measurements to support their development. The lack of measurement techniques and intsrumentation can prevent their use in a wide variety of applications such as next-generation communications, health-care monitoring, security and climate change monitoring. This project developed an extensive range of measuring services that have enabled electronics manufacturers and instrument manufacturers to demonstrate traceability to the SI for their measurements, and enabled them to justify and defend performance indicators such as product specifications. These outcomes have benefitted all sectors of the high-frequency electrical and electronics industries, and major contributions have also been made to a European guidance documents (e.g. EURAMET Calibration Guide cg-12, 2007) and international standards  such as IEEE Std 287-2007, IEEE Std 1785.2-2016 and IEEE Std 1785.3-2016. 

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Other Participants
Keysight Technologies Belgium (Belgium)
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft (Germany)