Research Facilities

IT infrastructure

The Q&CE department has a "state of the art" IT infrastructure to support the groups with their research. We use the software from Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics for Integrated Circuit design and simulation. For simulations we have a dedicated high performance compute cluster with GPUs. There are dedicated project servers with FPGA hardware available for high level system design and implementation. More information on how to use these facilities can be found on the Q&CE IT infrastructure documentation website.

Labs and fabrication facilities

The Q&CE lab infrastructure allows prototyping and testing of electronic systems and integrated circuits, for both digital, analog and mixed-signal applications. In particular, specific cryogenic characterization labs are available for the testing and the characterization of quantum and classical devices at cryogenic temperatures, such as cryo-CMOS integrated circuits.
The department has also access to the Kavli Nanolab at the van Leeuwenhoek laboratory, a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility, and to the Else Kooi Lab, equipped for micro-manufacturing at the cutting edge of integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems and working with flexible substrates.