Integrated Cryogenic Electronics Testbed (ICE-T)

Rapid and convenient testing of low-temperature electronics down to 4 Kelvin.
Ideal for superconductor electronics, integrated circuits, and multi-chip modules.
Completely cryogen-free and can be configured 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. The modular and versatile design allows inserts to function as liquid helium immersion cryoprobes, without the associated high cost of liquid helium.

Advanced Digital-RF Receiver (ADR)

4th-generation Digital-RF Receiver System
State-of-the-art superconductor analog-to-digital converter (ADC) technology.
Direct digitization of RF signals (no analog down-conversion) and capable of digitizing multi-GHz bandwidth with a center frequency up to 21 GHz.
Modular cryocooled system, completely free of liquid cryogen.

The ADR System is completely customizable and upgradable. In its basic configuration, ADR includes one user selected superconductor chip. It can be upgraded and reconfigured by purchasing additional chip modules. Additional cryogenic electronics, such as low-noise amplifier, analog filter, may be incorporated as well. The ADR product has been evolving based on the needs of the customer and the application over the years. Please reach us with your specific needs and requirements.

Primary Voltage Standard System

Complete computer-controlled system for implementing a variety of voltage calibration functions.
Cryocooler system allows continuous operation without liquid helium.
Ideal for laboratories where liquid helium is not readily available or cost prohibitive.

The HYPRES Primary Voltage Standard System is a commercial implementation of the system suggested by the U.S. National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST). Specialized microwave components and voltage sensing electronics are manufactured for this application. The NISTVolt™ operating software for controlling automatic calibration of secondary standards and voltmeters was developed by NIST and is provided with the system.

The primary Voltage Standard circuits were commercialized in a project with NIST under sponsorship of the U.S. Army to transfer the mature NIST design and merge it with the advanced HYPRES Niobium technology. HYPRES is also adept in the integration and test of Primary Standard Systems and provides a complete “turn-key” system, including training. An air-cooled, 19-inch compressor connected via helium gas lines can be located behind the rack or at a remote location.

Multi-Channel Programmable Current Source

Developed for both semiconductor and digital superconductor electronics
Computer-controlled and features 48 low-noise outputs
Set and read back currents and set to a zero-current high Z mute state.

Each of the 48 sources are optically coupled for control and are sourced from their own secondary winding for complete galvanic isolation. The device consumes a maximum of only 80 W and handles a maximum load current of 4.8 A total overall outputs. Operating over a range of 0-100 mA on each channel, the device features accuracy of +/-25 μA. The mute state can be set through a rear panel interlock or from the front panel button for maximum circuit protection. The unit can be mounted in a standard-sized rack.

Cryogenic Analog RF Module (CARM)

Using an advanced low-noise amplifier and compact cryogenic cryocooler, the Cryogenic Analog RF Module (CARM) provides amplification with extremely low noise. Its compactness allows the module to be used directly after an antenna in place of a traditional LNA or LNB.

Initially developed for Ka-Band, different frequency bands will soon be available. Customization of the mechanical interface, formfactor or additional filtering are also possible.