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Centre for High Frequency Engineering

The facility is used for microwave characterisation of both passive and active microwave components and devices, operation at frequencies up to 67 GHz and power levels up to 120W.

Capabilities include active harmonic load-pull and waveform engineering.


Name Make/Model Details
Digital Oscilloscope Agilent DSO9254A 2.5 GHz 20GSa/s.
Digital Sampling Oscilloscope mainframe + Sampling Heads Tektronix DSA 8200 4 true differential channels.
DSO Digital Storage Oscilloscope Agilent DSO-X 92004A 20 GHz, 80 GSa/s.
DSO oscilloscope Tektronix 11801A 50 GHz sampling scope, 8 bit resolution, 5120 points.
ENA series Network Analyser Agilent E5071B 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz, 125 dB dynamic range.
ESG-D series signal generator Agilent E4433B 250 kHz to 4 GHz, 14 bit IQ resolution .
EXA Signal Analyzer Agilent N9010A 10Hz - 26.5 GHz
EXG Vector Signal Generator Agilent N5172B 9 kHz - 6 GHz.
Microwave Power Amplifier Gigatronics GT-1000A 2 - 20 GHz, 41.5 dBm output power, 2.5 dB gain flatness.
Microwave System Power Amplifier HP83020A 2-26.5 GHz, 27 dBm.
Microwave Transition Analyser HP70820A / HP70004A DC to 40 GHz MTA.
NI PXIe-1062Q National Instruments PXIe-8370 MXI-Express x4, PXI-5122 (14 bit 100MS/s Digitizer), PXI2-5450 (400MS/s I/Q Signal Generator), PXI-5422 (16 bit 200MS/s arbitrary waveform generator), PXI-5652 (RF Signal Generator).
On-wafer measurement system Cascade DC or RF characterisation probe station, semi automatic.
PNA-L Network Analyser Agilent N5232A 300 kHz - 20 GHz.
PNA-X Network Analyser Agilent N5242A 10MHz - 26.5 GHz, 4 port analyser with two built in sources, 130 dB dynamic range.
PSG Vector Signal Generator Agilent E8267D 250 KHz to 160 MHz, _23 dBm.
PSG Vector Signal Generator Agilent E8267D Freq range: 250 KHz to 44 GHz, +23dBm power outut, 160MHz modulation bandwidth.
RF Synthesiser / Continuous signal source Holtzworth HS6002A 6 GHz, low phase noise, 4 channel coherent frequency source.
Signal Generator – synthesised sweeper Agilent E83640A 10 MHz to 40 GHz sweeper.
Spectrum Analyser / tracking generator Agilent N1996A-506 10 KHz to 6 GHz
Time domain measurement system VTD SAS Swap - x402 20 GHz bandwidth, 4 channel, 60 dB dynamic range, pulsed measurement system.
Vector Network Analyser R&S ZVA67 10MHz to 67 GHz, high output power (+15dBm), 140 dB dynamic range, 4 port with 4 separate, coherent sources.

Get in touch

Dr Jonathan Lees

+44 (0)29 2087 4318


  • Queen's Buildings
    5 The Parade
    Newport Road
    CF24 3AA