Webinar Series – Semiconductor Test Strategies for the Data Explosion

Webinar Series22

Thursday December 2, 2021, 9:00am China Standard Time

Thursday December 2, 2021, 9:00am PST/ 12:00pm EST

Quantum computing will likely utilize numerous new technologies which operate at different cryogenic temperatures. For example, a quantum computer might deploy CMOS memory modules at 77K, superconducting control chips at 4K, and a quantum processing unit (QPU) at less than 20 mK. To develop and deploy these various subsystems and technologies, it is vital to reliably and efficiently test and measure them at or near their operating temperatures.

Best Approaches

Wednesday December 9, 2021, 9:00am China Standard Time

Wednesday December 9, 2021, 9:00am PST/ 12:00pm EST

Wafer probing has been done for some time in waveguide at frequencies up to several hundreds of GHz. However solutions were typically limited by the constraints of large format extenders with large format positioners, which could limit the capabilities for over temperature work or RF performance.

Recent advances from Virginia Diodes Inc. and Formfactor, have allowed for solutions that allow optimal path lengths and the ability to isolate the extenders from elevated thermal temperatures while still also carrying out cold / dry / dark measurements.

WEBINAR : Unattended RF Measurement and Calibration for 5G Device Characterization and More

Unattended RF Measurement

June 3, 2021 (US/EU) | 9:00am PDT/ 6:00pm CEST

June 3 and 4, 2021 (US/ASIA) | 5:00pm PDT/ 9:00am China

Unattended RF MeasurementNew generations of 5G devices can have dozens of RF channels operating at high frequency, creating a need for a greater on wafer test volume. In engineering, more device tests are needed to support the expanded speed bands, increasing the workload to complete testing. How can test engineers manage the load? What if the probers could operate unattended — start a test and measure during a whole shift, overnight, or even over the weekend? There is a real, hands-free solution that provides fast, accurate measurements with high throughput — leading to more accurate design models and faster time to market.

Learn how an autonomous wafer probe system with integrated components from Keysight and FormFactor can:

  •  Automatically perform wafer and die soaks to get the probes quickly to consistent operating temperature
  • Quickly and automatically clean probes and then calibrate at mmw frequencies without user input
  • Adjust automatically to multiple probe-to-probe spacings for different device geometries in a single test run
  • Monitor calibration drift and recalibrate on the fly when necessary
  • Work seamlessly for full temperature range -60 to 175C operation using N5291A Solution, from Keysight technologies, providing single sweep operation of 900 Hz to 130 GHz, and beyond this using Virginia diodes Waveguide mini modules and waveguide probes


Unattended RF Measurement

WEBINAR : Delivering Advanced mm-Wave Load-Pull Measurements

Delivering Advanced mm-Wave

May 25, 2021 (US/EU) | 9:00am PDT/ 6:00pm CEST

 May 25 and 26, 2021 (US/ASIA) | 5:00pm PDT/ 9:00am China

Delivering Advanced mm-WaveThe ramp-up of 5G mm-Wave technologies comes with substantial enhancements in connectivity, promising to revolutionize our world. A fundamental requirement of 5G devices is to maximize performance by optimizing the power and/or effciency of the amplifiers and transistors. This is done by measuring the performance characteristics of the device at different impedances that are systematically changed using load-pull tuners.

FormFactor has partnered with Focus Microwaves and Keysight Technologies to deliver a fully integrated probe solution for accurate on-wafer mm-Wave load-pull measurements, delivering a number of benefits along the way, including:

• Low-Loss Measurement Channel for Maximized Tuning Range
• Accurate Probing of Small Pads for High Resolution with aPerfect Fit
• Coaxial Calibration with the Highest Phase Stability
• EMI and light-tight testing at a wide temperature range, including tests down to -40°C without a build-up of frost and condensation.

Join our webinar to learn more about our best-in-class tuning range performance with minimized insertion loss.

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AZX Series of Regenerative AC and DC Power Sources

AZX Series

3500AZX parallel source

Are you seeking ways to conserve grid power—and thereby save money—in your equipment testing operations? Of course you are! The AZX Series, therefore, may be just what you’re looking for.

The AZX Series is a family of high-power, single-, split- and three-phase, AC, DC and AC+DC output capable power sources with full energy recovery to the AC mains when sinking power from the equipment under test. Think about that: full energy recovery. That’s a clear strategy for conserving grid power and saving money.

The AZX Series

AZX Series models range from 30-100 kVA. Using a modern color touch screen based user interface for ease of use, the AZX Series is cost effective and fully programmable for both basic frequency conversion and advanced AC power line or DC power disturbance test applications requiring up to 1000 Hz fundamental frequency.

AZX Series models

Key features of the AZX Series

  • Full power source and sink capability with energy recovery to the grid
  • 100% of the current and power rating in source and sink modes
  • Parallel configurations for higher power (see image above)
  • Three-phase, split-phase and single-phase output modes
  • AC, DC, AC + DC or DC + AC output capability
  • Dual constant power mode voltage ranges
  • Frequency range DC, 15 – 1000Hz or 1Hz – 15Hz in VLF mode
  • Phase angle programming
  • Precision output voltage and load regulation
  •  Metering of volts, RMS current, peak current, apparent power and true power on all phases
  • Harmonic measurements
  • Scope function to capture voltage and current waveforms
  • Sine, square, triangle, clipped sine and arbitrary waveforms selections
  • Output transient programming
  • Programmable output impedance
  • Standard USB, LAN (LXI), RS232 and GPIB interfaces
  • High-speed analog I/O for PHIL applications amplifier mode (Option H)
  • Electronic regenerative AC or DC load mode (Option L)

Key applications of the AZX Series

Regenerative grid simulation applications

Demand for renewable energy is growing rapidly, as is the need to test AC and DC products and systems that can recycle energy back to the grid. Regulatory and performance test requirements of these systems require an AZX power source for grid simulation. With extensive control over voltage, current, frequency, phase angles and transients, the AZX series supports testing of solar inverters (PV), energy storage systems (ESS), EV batteries and traction systems, as well as on-line UPS equipment with both AC and DC source and sink capabilities.

Regenerative grid

Avionics and defense power test applications

The AZX Series has a wide output frequency range, allows their use in avionics and defense power applications requiring either 400Hz fixed or 360Hz to 800Hz wild frequency output. For emerging battery backed DC avionics power systems, multiple 270Vdc outputs can be used to simulate a split 540Vdc aviation DC power bus. High-power, three-phase configurations are available to meet regenerative or conventional power test demands. As needs change over time, additional units can be added easily to keep up with your test needs while protecting your original investment.

About Pacific Power Source

Founded in 1971, Irvine, California-based Pacific Power Source was a pioneer in the development of solid-state power conversion equipment and continues to develop and manufacture both linear and high-performance AC power solutions that are technically advanced, reliable, and cost effective and feature fast transient response, tight regulation, high peak current capability, no switching noise (linear) and very low switching noise (PWM switching) models and low impedance. Markets served include test and measurement instrumentation, household appliance and consumer product manufacturing, military, aerospace, aviation, communication, industrial, computer and government agencies.


Unigraf webinar announcement – TMetrix brings the latest news & trends on Video Electronics Industry

Unigraf Webinar

Hosted by Unigraf CEO Henri Muhonen

Who Should Attend:

People interested in DisplayPort, USB-C, and HDMI development in Video Electronics Industry.

In this seminar, you will get the latest on:

  • Technological trends and features in HDMI 2.1, DP 2.0, USB-C
  • Introduction to HDR and USB4
  • Unigraf’s DisplayPort 2.0 development


Henri Muhonen

Henri Muhonen has been working in Video Electronics Business and Unigraf as CEO since 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in the international B2B test and measurement equipment business. Henri has worked in the mobile phone and base station industry prior to Unigraf.

Henri Muhonen

Sergey Grushin

Sergey Grushin is the CTO of Unigraf. Sergey has an extensive background in DisplayPort technology. Sergey is the editor of VESA Link Layer compliance test specifications for DisplayPort.

Sergey Grushin

About Unigraf

Unigraf is a worldwide leading video electronics testing company. Unigraf specializes in Hardware and Software Test Tools for testing USB-C™, DisplayPort™, and HDMI™ interfaces. Unigraf’s technological strengths are the deep understanding of the interfaces in R&D, Test Automation and Compliance Test environments. Over the years Unigraf has introduced multiple grounds breaking innovations such as the first DisplayPort over USB-C test tool in UCD-340 and the first HBR3 capable DP 1.4 Test device in UCD-400.
Unigraf webinar announcement

TMetrix Presents Hioki Webinar


In this webinar, we will discuss the frequently observed power anomalies in the field, and present the basics of power quality analysis along with international power quality standards.

We will also present to you how remote data collection from the field can be made possible, which comes in handy during this COVID-19 period and how our complimentary software can become a powerful and effective power consumption and powerful monitoring tool.


Chris ShozChris Sholz

Product Manager @Hioki

Before joining Hioki, he was a product manager with R&S where he was responsible for the vector network analyzer product portfolio. He holds a Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering/Optical Communications and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tomohide TsukasakiTomohide Tsukasaki

Application Engineer @Hioki

Tomohide Tsukasaki has been with Hioki as an Application Engineer for 5 years and prior to joining our team, he was an Application Engineer with the National Instrument Japan for 8 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical engineering from Waseda University and MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and the University of California-Davis.

Ihsan DalgicIhsan Dalgic

Application Engineer @Hioki

Ihsan is an Application Engineer for Hioki USA and comes with long years of experience in the engineering field. Before joining Hioki, he was a Semiconductor Test Engineer II with Maxim Integrated for 8 years and an Applications Engineer with DFW Test Inc. for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Trinity College Dublin.



TMetrix Presents Hioki Webinar

Free Demo/Evaluation TDEMI Ultra from Gauss Instruments

The TDEMI Ultra series is a novel new product line from Gauss Instruments that delivers the most powerful measurement equipment on the market for emission testing. To help our customers fully experience this groundbreaking series of receivers TMetrix is now offering a free one-week trial—that includes technical training—to get you started.



The TDEMI Ultra series is based on Gauss Instruments’ unrivaled and patented TDEMI® real-time technology that offers the best RF performance and the lowest noise floor. Special features include:

  • Up to 685 MHz real-time bandwidth
  • Up to 40 GHz real-time scanning
  • Ultrafast receiver scanning
  • Ultrafast stepped scanning
  • 12V supply and battery pack
  • Intuitive and easy to operate

Call to schedule your free demo/evaluation of the fastest FFT-based receiver on the planet.

TMetrix Resource Centre Now Live

TMetrix is pleased to announce that our Resource Centre, housed on our website, is now live. Click on Resource Centre to sign up for free access to content that highlights— via media such as videos, webinars, and white papers—exceptional products from our brands and critical information that could be a difference maker for your company.

Below we highlight new Resource Centre content for your perusal.

  • Video on the AE Techron 8500 Series of amplifiers
  • Webinar on Hioki safety testing for medical equipment
  • White paper on “Test Setup Optimization and Automation for Accurate Silicon Photonics Wafer Acceptance Production Tests” published in the 2020 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROELECTRONIC TEST STRUCTURES

New Supplier – Germany-Based FRT GMBH

ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce that we now have a new supplier—Germany-based FRT, one of the fastest growing metrology suppliers in the semiconductor industry. Our agreement with FRT gives us exclusive rights to the sale of FRT products in Canada.

A FormFactor company

In fall 2019 long-time ACA TMetrix supplier FormFactor acquired FRT, strengthening FormFactor’s leadership in test and measurement by expanding its market into 3D surface metrology and extending the optical applications scope of its engineering systems business.

FRT metrological surface measuring systems

FRT offers a comprehensive range of metrological surface measuring systems for the non-destructive investigation of topography, profile, film thickness, roughness, abrasion and many other properties. More than 500 international companies from the automotive, semiconductor, MEMS, optical, photovoltaic and many other industries equip their R&D and production departments with FRT metrology systems.

MicroProf® series

FRT’s metrological surface measuring systems can help solve the most challenging measurement tasks—even those at the edge of what is physically possible. FRT’s powerful multi-sensor measuring instruments, led by its flagship MicroProf® series, provide non-contact and non-destructive measurement of roughness, profiles, topography and film thickness. In modern 3D surface metrology, the MicroProf® by FRT is the global standard for conducting a wide range of measurement tasks quickly, efficiently and intuitively.

MicroProf series

With FRT’s multi-sensor technology, different optical measuring methods can be combined in one tool. The MicroProf® enables a fast overview measurement of the entire sample, as well as high-resolution detail measurements. The measuring ranges can vary from meters to sub-nanometers. With FRT software, the measuring tasks are individually configured and implemented either manually or fully automatically.

For more information or to request a quote, please contact us.

Germany-Based FRT GMBH

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ACA TMetrix Inc.


3585 Laird Road,
Unit 15 & 16,
Mississauga ON
L5L 5Z8

Phone: 1-800-665-7301Fax: 1-905-890-1959 Email: info@tmetrix.com

Website : www.tmetrix.ca

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ACA TMetrix Inc. is a leading Canadian distributor of test and measurement instruments and design tools. For over 55 years we have provided products manufactured by the world’s leading instrument manufacturers.

Together with suppliers, TMetrix offers customers complete technical and logistical assistance and training. This includes seminars led by the world’s leading experts, pre- and post-sales technical support, warranty and language help, instrument repair and calibration, currency conversion and assistance gaining various electrical safety certification marks. We strive for continual enhancement of our offerings through unparalleled customer service and support.

Dates & Locations

Montreal / Pointe-Claire
March 5, 10am-4pm

Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire
6700, Route Transcanadienne
QC H9R 1C2 

Tel: 514.697.7110

March 7, 10am-4pm

The International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Ballroom
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8 

Tel: 1.800.567.1199

April 16, 10am-4pm

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33rd St NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 

Vancouver / Coquitlam
June 12, 10am-4pm

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 
2080 United Blvd.
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6W3 Map

Tel: 604-523-6888

Quebec City
September 26, 10am-4pm

Hotel Plaza Quebec
3031 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 2M2 Map

Tel: 418-658-2727

October 29, 10am-4pm

Bingemans Conference Centre
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7 Map

Tel: 519-744-1555

October 31, 10am-4pm

Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Dr
Kanata, ON K2K 2W2 Map

Tel: 519-744-1555

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