Learn more about cryogenic probe stations and cryostats for RF/microwave research at IMS
IMS 2023

Lake Shore Cryotronics will be discussing cryogenic probe stations and cryostats optimized for high-frequency device research at next week’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in San Diego.

On display in Booth #856 will be the affordable TTPX probe station suitable for probing of devices on full and partial wafers up to 51 mm (2 in) in diameter. Offering rapid cooldown and warmup, the TTPX operates over a temperature range of 4.2 K to 475 K with options to extend as low as 3.2 K or to a higher range of 20 K to 675 K. Probes are available for on-wafer RF probing up to 1 GHz and/or GSG RF/microwave probing up to 40 or 67 GHz.

Lake Shore cryogenic probe stations benefit early-stage device research requiring fundamental I-V, C-V, and other electrical measurements of test structures, including those for MMIC, LNA, or MEMS designs. Within the highly controlled probe station environment, RF/microwave measurements can be performed as a function of variable temperature as well as magnetic field. Applications include setups where mixed-mode/differential S-parameters need to be characterized at cryogenic temperatures for quantum computing technology research or where users need to measure structures as a step to developing next-generation millimeter-wave detector, radio astronomy, and power sensing technologies.

Lake Shore offers stations for measurements performed at temperatures as low as 1.6 K and models for cryogen-free operation, as well as load-lock assembly, high-temperature, high-vacuum, 360° sample stage rotation, and backside optical access options.

Also at IMS, Lake Shore will be discussing high-performance environment by Janis cryostats for microwave/RF/quantum computing research. Cryostats are available with low-loss RF and microwave coaxial cabling and feedthroughs, enabling easy integration into high-frequency applications, as well as in ultra-high-vacuum and low-vibration versions with optical access options. Both wet (LHe and LN2) and dry (cryogen-free) cryostats can be ordered for these applications.

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