Multiport Vector Network Analyzer
Prof. Andrea Ferrero, Torino, Italy
IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer
Date: Tuesday November 27th, 2012
Time: 5:30 Reception, Dinner (Optional) 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00
Place: Mitre Building 2
All IEEE members and guests are welcome to attend.
Cost: Lecture and reception free, optional Dinner $15
Please RSVP (Dinner only) to Tony Ivanov, 301-394-3568 or email@example.com by November 23rd
With the recent digital systems and circuits outstanding increase in speed and complexity, multiport characterization at microwaves and millimeter waves is experiencing an impressive growth in demand and importance. Today the application of multiport techniques is shifting from typical microwave applications to signal integrity in computer technologies and digital applications.
The need of extreme high bandwidth push commercial applications deeply into the microwave field and this means low cost interconnections that can work in the gigabit range. These requirements pose serious challenges to the digital designers that are more and more approaching the microwave world. In this frame traditional microwave measurement techniques based on 2-port Network Analyzer evolves toward more complex multiport systems.
The talk will present the most modern solutions for multiport measurements at microwave frequencies as well as their advance calibration techniques.
In particular the following topics will be given with the focus on digital application:
Single Ended and differential S parameters review
Error Models and Calibration Techniques
Interconnection and Fixture design for digital applications measurements
On Wafer design of multiport standards
Microwave Board and Socket characterization