Integrated Cryogenic Electronics Test-bed (ICE-T)

Page Contents
  1. Applications
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  3. Configuration options
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  5. Includes
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  7. Optional accessories
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ICE-THypres’ ICE-T reduces the expense and time needed for testing of superconductor and cryogenic semiconductor chips. It is designed for rapid and convenient testing of low-temperature electronics, especially superconductor electronics, integrated circuits (ICs) and multichip modules. When properly configured, ICE-T provides the entire cryo-cooled infrastructure required to test a wide variety of devices and ICs.

ICE-T can be reconfigured through user-specified electrical inserts, ranging from standard to fully customized. Completely cryogen free, ICE-T runs on a 3-phase power supply. The modular and versatile design allows inserts to function as liquid helium immersion cryoprobes, without the associated high cost of liquid helium.

HYPRES_ICE-T_inserting image_aboveOther applications suitable for ICE-T include high-speed superconducting electronic chips for supercomputing applications, process-control monitors and digital diagnostics, high-performance cryogenic analog-to-digital converters for RF receivers, analog low-noise measurements for SQUIDs and SQIFs, and cryogenic semiconductor devices.

HYPRES team members Anubhav Sahu and Deep Gupta, PhD, Executive VP (l to r) with ICE-T at the Applied Superconductivity Conference.

HYPRES team members Anubhav Sahu and Deep Gupta, PhD, Executive VP (l to r) with ICE-T at the Applied Superconductivity Conference.

Applications

  • High-speed superconducting electronics chips for supercomputing applications
  • Process Control Monitors and Digital diagnostics
  • High-performance cryogenic analog-to-digital converters for RF receivers
  • Analog low-noise measurements for SQUIDs and SQIFs
  • Cryogenic semiconductor devices

1161 (ICE-T_Probes) Resized (6)Configuration options

  • Universal high-speed 40-line insert for 5mmx5mm superconductor ICs
  • Universal high-speed 80-line insert for 10mmx10mm superconductor ICs
  • Universal low-speed 120-line device/PCM diagnostic insert for three 5mmx5mm superconductor ICs
  • Custom inserts  (e.g. superconductor MCM,  semiconductor devices)

1533 (IceT_04) Resized (7)Includes

  • Cryocooler: Sumitomo SRDK-415D, 1.5 W heat lift @4.2K
  • Vacuum pump
  • Temperature controller
  • Vacuum enclosure with radiation shields

Optional accessories

  • 17-channel digital amplifier unit
  • Input current source
  • FPGA/logic analyzer output interface board
  • External integrated clock source
  • Integrated monitor amplifier box
  • Active magnetic shielding (available soon)

General specifications

  • Rack dimension: 22.5” wide, 33” deep, 56” high
  • Rack power: 110 V, 60 Hz, single-phase
  • Compressor power: 200 V, 60 Hz, three-phase, 7.5KW
  • Rack weight: 415 lbs.
  • Compressor weight: 225 lbs.
  • Operating temperature: +5°C to +35°C