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New world-class research laboratory opens at Aarhus University

The new state-of-the-art international facility will enable the innovative development of wireless transceiver technology for next-generation communications

2019.03.11 | Jesper Bruun

"Our research laboratory is of key importance for our researchers and students. We are extremely grateful to Keysight and to the Foundation for their donation to support the establishment of this world-wide centre dedicated to research and development of next-generation wireless transceivers," said Prof. Domenico Zito. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

With a 6 million DKK grant from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, Aarhus University together with Keysight Technologies, Inc. have announced the official opening of a new laboratory for research and innovation in wireless transceivers for next-generation communications.

The official opening ceremony takes place Tuesday 12th. of March - register here.

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.

"We are building Denmark’s new elite engineering department with world-class research and education. We welcome the 6 million Danish Kroner investment from Keysight and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, in the Wireless Transceivers research laboratory at Aarhus University,” said Prof. Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Head of the Department of Engineering. He continued:

"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”.

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From The Poul Due Jensen Foundation, Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Executive Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, said:

"As the main owner of Grundfos, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation has a key interest in supporting excellent research and education within the field of Engineering, Science and Technology. The Department of Engineering at AU is a key institution for us and we are committed to supporting its mission of building an elite engineering department in Denmark with world-class leaders in education and research. Supporting this lab and Prof. Zito’s research group is a fine example of how we can create value both to society and to industry."

Keysight equipment deployed in the new laboratory includes a N5247A PNA-X Non-Linear Vector Network Analyzer with 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 millimeter-wave devices and accessories. The equipment was supplied to the university through Keysight’s Technology partner Altoo Measurement Science.

"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. He continued:

"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."

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"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. We are extremely grateful to Keysight for their donation in CAD tools and instruments, and to the Foundation 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," said Prof. Domenico Zito.

Read more about the new facility and register for the official opening ceremony here.


Contact

Professor Domenico Zito
Mail: domenico.zito@eng.au.dk
Phone: +45 93508581

Thomas Toftegaard
Head of the Department of Engineering
Mail: tst@eng.au.dk
Phone: +45 21379470

Department of Engineering