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Alberto Santarelli

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi"

Academic discipline: ING-INF/01 Electronic Engineering


Master Thesis / Internship project in collaboration with Keysight Technologies, Denmark


The research group on Electronic Design and Measurement for RF and Industrial Applications (EDM-LAB: of the University of Bologna and Keysight Labs in Aalborg, Denmark, are collaborating in the development of electronic measurement and modeling techniques for the next generation of mobile communications (5G). Within this framework, multiple thesis projects (or pre/post-graduate internship) are available involving device characterization, modeling of components and systems, and development of measurement functionalities.


The thesis projects are dedicated to the development of measurement functionalities and model identification techniques around the Keysight PNA-X Microwave Network Analyzer platform, which allows for nonlinear vector network analysis, pulsed measurements, and a flexible environment for the set-up of novel measurement approaches. A thesis project typically lasts 6 months full-time, and is composed by: study of the state-of-the-art and theory (30%), lab activity including RF system simulation and/or RF measurements and/or software programming (50%), and thesis/documentation writing (20%). Depending on the project, the work will be developed completely or partially abroad, or at the EDM-LAB in Bologna. All thesis projects involve research activities that may end up in either a publication or intellectual property. Examples of publications related to past thesis projects include (available on IEEE Xplore):

K. Lukasik, et al., "Hybrid load-pull system using a two-source nonlinear vector network analyzer," Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits Workshop (INMMiC), Taormina, Italy, 2015

D. Palmisano, et al., "Multisine decomposition algorithm for RF power amplifier characterization," IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave and RF Conference (IMaRC), Hyderabad, India, 2015


  • Basic knowledge of RF electronics
  • Fluency in English

About Keysight Technologies

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Keysight Technologies ( is a world leader in the manufacturing of test and measurement equipment and software. In 2014, Keysight was spun off from Agilent Technologies, bringing with it the product lines focused on electronics and radio, leaving Agilent with the chemical and bio-analytical products. Keysight Labs is the central applied research laboratory of Keysight Technologies. Labs' portfolio is centered on applied research that is focused on breakthroughs that enable superior measurement solutions.


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Published on: February 07 2017