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Elva-1 equipment is used in development of Japan national primary power standard for millimeter-wave frequencies

Development of a national standard is a very important and, especially for millimeter-wave frequencies, technically complicated task. Therefore, quality and reliability requirements for all equipment used in research are very high. We are proud to announce that our phase locked BWO oscillator SGMW-D-PLL (110 - 170GHz) is used as a signal source in joint AIST (National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology) and NICT (National Institute of Information and Communication Technology) research aimed to develop a national primary power standard for millimeter-wave frequencies. Research methodology and results are described in the November-December 2013 issue of IEEE Microwave Magazine («Standards Research in Japain» by Masahiro Horibe and other authors*). BWO oscillators for frequency ranges 75-110GHz (W-band) and 90-140GHz (F-band) also were purchased by Japan researchers via Vega Technology Inc., our partner company.

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* Masahiro Horibe, Kazuhiro Shimaoka, Anton Widarta, Hitoshi Iida and Ryoko Kishikawa are with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMI). Katsumi Fujii is with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).