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Keysight Technologies Sponsored Advanced Communications Systems lab

Location: 20-113
Coordinator: Dennis Derickson




The Keysight Technologies Sponsored Advanced Communication Systems Laboratory (ACSL) is in building 20 room 113. Companion coursework and labwork are being introduced to utilize this new ACSL facility. This lab is complementary to our highly successful RF, and microwave engineering laboratory next door in 20-116. The EE department strives to give our students a superior communications systems laboratory experience as the industry moves from 4G systems to 5G wireless systems over the next decade. This laboratory fulfills a dual mission of providing both dedicated teaching and research space. We also strive to partner with the Cube-Sat laboratory at Cal Poly in order to improve communication link data rates for small satellites.

Key equipment in laboratory 20-113 is:

a. Ten 6 GHz Vector signal generators

b. Ten 6 GHz Vector signal analyzers

c. VHF/UHF/Microwave antenna systems

d. Commercial wireless networking equipment

e. Software defined radio equipment

f. RF, microwave, and millimeter wave signal sources up to 50 GHz frequency range

g. RF, microwave, and millimeter wave spectrum analyzers up to 50 GHz frequency range

h. Communication systems development boards

i. Screen room

j. Standard Test equipment including state of the art Oscilloscopes, Function Generators, Digital Multimeters and Spectrum Analyzers.

k. Advanced Oscilloscopes with 1 GHz of bandwidth.

l. Soldering stations at each bench.

Please contact Department Chair Dennis Derickson if you wish to help us fully equip the Advanced Communication System Laboratory. Thank you.

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