Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has selected Agilent Technologies Inc. as the supplier of RF test equipment for its Virtus IC design centre of excellence as part of an effort to build a long-term relationship focusing on the growing education market in Asia.
Virtus aims to be a world-class design house, developing key technologies required to design integrated circuits and systems for use in consumer electronics, medical equipment and clean energy generation.
The equipment, including signal generators, a network analyzer, and integrated circuit characterization and analysis software, will be used for research projects approaching the terahertz range, starting with WiGig applications and higher-frequency 325-GHz projects.
Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive university has roots that go back to 1955 when Nanyang University was set up. It has four colleges with 12 schools, and three autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
NTU has a strong and broad international reach covering academic and research partnerships with institutions in the US, Europe and Asia, such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cornell University, Caltech, University of Washington, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Cambridge University, Imperial College, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Waseda University, and the Indian Institute of Technology.