UMass Lowell and Analog Devices, Create Microwave Learning Lab
UMass Lowell, Analog Devices, and the Analog Devices Foundation have teamed up to create an Analog Devices RF/Microwave Learning Lab. The lab embeds cutting-edge technology within engineering students’ educational interactions. It is located inside UMass Lowell’s Ball Hall on the North Campus, home to academic classrooms and research centers for the university’s engineering, computer, and life sciences programs. To accelerate and encourage education and research in RF and microwave technologies, the foundation funded a grant of $125,000 while ADI provided $165,000 worth of lab equipment ranging from microwave signal generators to oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers. UMass Lowell students trained in the lab may go on to work in the aerospace, cable, and communications industries on everything from 4G and 5G networks to radar systems used to track aircraft in flight and autonomous vehicles.