Electronics : Major Equipments

Lab space :

  •  One work room with desk and lab space for 10 technicians + students
  •  SMD assembly / rework station, 3 zoom microscopes + video
  •  Static control and laminar flow workspace
  •  Common components and tools stock

Assembly room :

  •  One configurable room for assembling project equipment, test benches, research projects and demos.

Storage :

  •  Main floor storage room for high cost equipment, segregated space grade components, etc…
  •  Storage space for electrical supplies, industrial components, project equipment awaiting reuse, etc…

Machine shops :

  •  Breadboard PCB manufacturing room with photoplotter, etching machine and reflow soldering oven.
  •  Manufacturing of small mechanical parts for prototyping work : drill, lathe, punch, milling, sheet metal cutting  and folding.

Personnel :

  •  System engineers
  •  Analog design engineers
  •  Digital / FPGA design engineers
  •  Software / embedded systems engineers
  •  Reliability engineers
  •  Electronics CAD designers ( schematic & PCB )
  •  Circuit design technicians ( skills include analog, digital, high voltage, sensing, motion control, measurement )
  •  ESA qualified soldering personnel
  •  Industrial technicians ( electrical, PLC software, maintenance )

Design capabilities & equipment :

  •  Circuit analysis : Matlab, Mathcad, Spice
  •  Reliability : FMECA, WCA, derating ( ESA and MIL standards )
  •  Circuit & PCB design : 2 seats Cadence Allegro, 3 seats power PCB
  •  FPGA design & programming : Actel development tools, Actel programmers (FlashPro 4 and Silicon Sculptor 3 covering all  Actel FPGA parts)
  •  Embedded design & programming : AD DSP, TI MSP, ARM, Leon
  •  Communication : custom 1355 test bench, Spacewire
  •  Test benches : Microsoft language suites, Keithley Testpoint, HP VEE, NI Labview

Measuring Equipment :

  • Various L,C,R measurement equipment ( Rhode & Schwarz, HP4396B network analyzer, HP4262A LCR meter )
  • FW Bell 7010 Gauss/teslameter
  • Keithley 617 electrometer & 6485 pico-amperemeter
  • Philips 6654C high resolution timer/counter

Generators and sources :

  • LeCroy LW410A arbitrary generator, Keithley 3390 LXI function generator
  • 2 x 60 KV Wallis power supplies
  • Deuterium lamp precision source, precision LED and laser diode drivers
  • Optronic laboratories QL65A precision current source

Reference & calibration equipment :

  • Calibrated system DMM Datron 1281
  • Calibrated resistance decade boxes
  • Thermo-electric zero point calibrator
  • Leeds & Northrup 8078 precision temperature bridge
  • Tekelec Epsilon clock

Miscellaneous :

  • Various Tektronix & LeCroy portable oscilloscopes
  • LeCroy digital storage scopes
  • Tektronix storage scopes
  • HP analog/digital scopes 54622D, 54645D
  • Lock-in amplifiers ( Signal Recovery 7265 DSP, etc )
  • Keithley 7000 series multimeters / data loggers

In  house designed measurement systems :

  • ATE for space electronics, avionics bus, motor simulators, computer controlled
  • High stability photometers ( 0.01% relative accuracy )
  • RADFET readouts

 

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Contact(s) : Nicolas Martin nmartin@uliege.be