Microwave to Millimeter-wave (M2M) Lab

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
What the facility does

Microwave microsystem design for communication and sensing

Area(s) of Expertise

The Microwave to Millimeter-wave (M2M) Lab is the home of state-of-the-art equipment. We fully characterize devices from 10MHz-110GHz, either on a wafer, using a probe station, or through coaxial interface. Our single-sweep VNA allows wide band and narrow band characterization. Integrated DC bias offers the option of full DC voltage application from 0-200Volts. 

Research Services

S-parameter measurement, DC voltage application during measurement

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Defence and security industries
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Manufacturing and processing



Vector network analyzer

Operating from 10MHz-110GHz.

Single-sweep characterization for the entire band for wide band measurements.

Millimeter-wave probe station

Cascade probe station including millimeter-wave head carrier.

Four-inch chuck for a complete wafer characterization.

Bias T, function generator and amplifier for DC characterization

The setup allows high voltage with arbitrary wave form tests for long time characterization.

  • Micralyne Inc.
  • Machina Corporation
  • Communications Research Centre Canada
  • TRtech