Facilities

The WiSAR LAB consists of a workshop, a main lab area and office desk space providing an environment to develop multidisciplinary engineering solutions.  It offers the following equipment and software:

Test Equipment

  • R&S Spectrum Analysers to 40GHz
  • R&S HZ15 probe set for E and H near field emissions
  • R&S Power Meter and 18GHz power sensor
  • R&S Signal Generators to 43.5GHz
  • R&S Vector Network Analyser
  • LeCroy 725Zi, 4+16-channel 22.5GHz Mixed Signal Scope
  • Agilent digital oscilloscopes
  • Agilent digital multimeters and benchtop power supplies
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Agilent E4361A solar array simulator
  • Kerlink LoRaWAN Wirnet Gateway

Software & Prototyping

  • A Stratasys Dimension Elite 3D printing machine
  • LPKF Protomat S63 PCB milling machine for making prototype circuit boards
  • Benchtop PCB assembly
  • CST Microwave Studio used for antenna design
  • Altium Designer
  • Cadence ORCAD
  • National Instruments Labview
  • Solidworks
  • MATLAB
  • Microcontroller-based development boards
  • Raspberry PI, Beagleboard, Intel x86 dev environments

The main lab area is used for prototyping and testing of projects. It comprises of bench space upon which the project prototype can be built or setup for testing.  There are soldering stations available for PCB assembly and PCB rework. Test areas are utilized for specialized RF test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power meters and for standard electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes for debugging and analysis of on board signals.  Digital multi-meters with data logging capabilities are available for long term tests.

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KEY TECHNOLOGY AREAS

Expertise across polymers, photonics, biotech, pharmaceuticals, mechatronics, embedded solutions and wireless services.

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Access R&D solutions to develop new products or services, or optimisation of a process, for business and industry.

GREAT SUPPORT FOR SMES

We can offer support on projects of all sizes to all types of company (startups, HPSUs, SMEs, large indigenous, multinationals, etc.).

GREAT SUPPORT FOR SMES

We can offer support on projects of all sizes to all types of company (startups, HPSUs, SMEs, large indigenous, multinationals, etc.).

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