Integrated Cryogenic Electronics Test-Bed (ICE-T)

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Advanced Digital-RF Receiver
November 15, 2017
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The Integrated Cryogenic Electronics Test-bed (ICE-T) is designed for rapid and convenient testing of low-temperature electronics, especially for superconductor electronics, integrated circuits and multi-chip modules. It is 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. 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.

Other 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.

  • 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
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)
  • 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