Electronics Laboratory and -Design

Integrating sphere, Credit: JOANNEUM RESEARCH/Schwarzl

Electronics Laboratory and -Design

In the new Electronics Laboratory in Pinkafeld, a modern research infrastructure is available for cooperation with industrial partners: In addition to the electronic measurement technology listed below, a closely networked Light and Integration Laboratory with first-class light measurement technology is also available at the site. The possibilities are completed by competent employees and professional software for holistic optical and electronic design. 


  • Vector network analyser for determining the transmission characteristics of filters, amplifiers or antennas from 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz

  • Spectrum analysers for acquisition and display of signals in the common radio and communication standards from 10 Hz to 7 GHz

  • Signal generator from 9 kHz to 6 GHz at high output power

  • Oscilloscopes for analysis and recording of signals up to 4 GHz

  • Table multimeters with 6 ½ digits and up to 1000 measurements per second

  • LCR meter for precise measurement of complex resistances

  • Source Measure Units with a resolution of 10 fA

  • EMV equipment incl. a TEM-cell for measuring radiated emissions and immunity in a shielded tent
  • Temperature test cabinet for testing from -70°C until +180°C at 3500 W heat compensation in a room of 650 x 720 x 750 mm
  • Thermodynamic design using simulations and data loggers with simultaneous recording of 40 temperatures

  • Thermal camera with 640 x 480 pixel and 9 Hz
  • Software controlled frequency generators, direct current sources up to 600 V and laboratory power supplies 

  • Altium Designer as all-inclusive software for schematic, printed circuit board, documentation, simulation and 3D model for manufacturing

  • LabVIEW as a graphical programming system for higher-level data acquisition and processing with distributed laboratory equipment

  • Design environments to configure Xilinx or Intel PSG (Altera) FPGAs for fast signal processing

  • MATLAB, GNU Octave and Simulink for data analysis, algorithm development and system modeling

  • Electronic switch for micro interruptions in supply and ground lines up to 100 A

  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) simulator for immunity testing in compliance with EN/IEC 61000-4-2 and ISO 10605, up to 30 kV

  • Appliance tester for testing in accordance with EN 50678 and EN 50699


> back to MATERIALS Infrastructure