Keysight and Poul Due Jensen Foundation Open New Wireless Transceiver Research Laboratory at Aarhus University


SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 19, 2019 – Keysight Technologies, together with the Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Aarhus University (AU) announced the official opening, on March 12, 2019, of a new laboratory for research and innovation in wireless transceivers for next-generation communications.

This state-of-the-art laboratory at Aarhus University will enable advanced education, research and innovation in wireless transceivers for future emerging data communications, sensing and imaging applications.

Keysight equipment deployed in the new laboratory includes a N5247A PNA-X Non-Linear Vector Network Analyzerwith ultra-low-noise receiver and several extension modules; a signal source analyzer with microwave down-converter and extension modules; and a large dedicated set of performance cabling, devices and units supporting frequencies of up to 110 GHz. The equipment was supplied to the university through Keysight’s Technology Partner Altoo Measurement Science.

“We welcome the 6 million Danish Kroner investment from Keysight and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (PDJF) in the Wireless Transceivers Research Laboratory at Aarhus University,” said Prof. Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Head of the Department of Engineering. “This research laboratory will ensure that the research group and students led by Prof. Domenico Zito continue the excellent world-class research and education in designing next-generation wireless transceivers for future emerging communication and sensing technologies.”

“The Poul Due Jensen Foundation is on the frontline for designing the future of engineering, science and technology”, said Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Executive Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation. “The Department of Engineering at AU is a key institution for us and we are committed to supporting its mission to build an elite engineering department in Denmark with world-class leaders in education and research, such as Prof. Zito.”

“Keysight has always been committed to working with and supporting leading researchers and academic institutions, to help educate the next generation of engineers,” said Giovanni D’Amore, Keysight RF& Microwave Market Initiative Manager – EMEAI. “Our participation with this research lab will help students and researchers to accelerate research and innovation through the use of Keysight’s leading-edge solutions. Aarhus University has a world-class reputation and it is a privilege to be involved in supporting this new facility.”

“Our research laboratory, equipped with a unique set of Keysight instruments for high-frequency low-noise measurements up to 110 GHz, is of key importance for our researchers and students,” said Prof. Domenico Zito. “We are extremely grateful to Keysight for their donation in CAD tools and instruments, and to the PDJF for their donation to support the establishment of the Wireless Transceivers Research Laboratory, as a world-wide centre of excellence in low-noise high-frequency measurements dedicated to research and development of next-generation wireless transceivers.”

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