The goal of this project is to develop a guideline/best practice for a standardized measurement and test methodology that can be shared with industry and relevant standards organizations. Initial focus will be to benchmark current available test methods and provide pro/con analysis, identify gaps (if any) for extending test methods to 5G/mmWave frequencies, as well as develop reliable reference standard materials for set-up and calibration.
The project will have two distinct phases:
Phase 1: Develop technical guidelines and generate best practices for characterization of ultra-low loss laminate materials in the range of 5-100 GHz
Phase 2: Extend the guidelines to PCB/substrate level characterization