Shared Labs

The PSDC Shared Services Centre comprises of high-end testing equipment and infrastructure, including an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) lab. Its principle objectives promote the spirit of shared learning by:

  » strengthening the existing Design & Development ecosystem

  » supporting MNC and SME talent development

  » designing and testing new applications and product  


The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Lab is part of the PSDC’s Shared Services initiative, whereby industry members can have access to high-end testing facilities to support the design and development (D&D) activities for the electrical and electronics (E&E) sector. It is currently home to the largest anechoic chamber in Malaysia, in the form of a 10m Semi-Anechoic Chamber. The EMC Lab also houses a 3m Compact Full Anechoic Chamber, a Conducted Emissions/Conducted Immunity (CE/CI) Room, and an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Shielded Room.

Most organizations are set back by the high capital outlay of such investments, which typically have low utilization rates and generate minimal returns. Therefore, the set-up of facilities such as the EMC Lab within a central facility such as the PSDC increases industry access to such instruments which are critical components of success, and thus increase product sophistication.

The PSDC EMC Lab began its operations for engineering evaluations in November 2010, with full accreditation for the lab expected by 2012.

» Lab Capabilities

The RF Lab was set up primarily to provide high-end trainings in the field of radio frequency and wireless technology for new engineers as well as fresh engineering graduates who are starting out in their new companies. A total of RM10 million were invested for the purchase of high-end RF equipment and software for this lab, consisting of major equipment manufacturers like Agilent, R&S, LeCroy, and Spirent.

The implementation of the FasTrack RF programs using this lab will benefit the industries by providing their engineers and fresh graduates with the necessary technical skills required to be competent in their respective fields and at the same time help these new engineers to be “work-ready”.

Equipment Highlights








  Number of channels: Up to 36 (12 per constellation)
  Number of RF outputs: 1 (up to 4 with linked chassis)
  Signals: GPS L1/GLONASS L1/Galileo E1
  Supported systems: GPS, SBAS, GLONASS, Galileo 


Spirent GSS6700 Multi-GNSS
            Constellation Simulator Systems



• Continuous frequency range for all WiMAX™ band classes up to 6 GHz.


• Real-time signaling to verify network entry and functional performance, plus a message logger.


• Vector signal analyzer (VSA) for transmitter measurements and verification.


• Vector signal generator (VSG) for receiver measurements with arbitrary waveform functionality.


• R&S®Smart Alignment and R&S®Multi-Evaluation concept to reduce test times significantly.


• Easy connection to WiMAX™ devices using the RF interface with integrated switching to eliminate external hardware.


• Dual tester concept for real parallel test saves money, time and valuable floor space.


            Communication Tester



• Extremely high-speed testing.


• Highly accurate measurements.


• Comprehensive spectrum analyzer.


• Fast switching between networks.


R&S CMU200 Universal
            Radio Communication Tester



• Wide dynamic range: >123 dB dynamic range at test port (typical).


• Fast measurement speed: 41 ms @ full 2-port cal, 1601 points.


• Low trace noise: 0.004 dB rms @ 70 kHz IFBW.


• Integrated S-parameter test set.


Agilent E5071C Network Analyzer
            (300kHz to 20 GHz)



• Affordable, fully integrated thermal measurement solution.


• Precision non-contact temperature measurement.


• High-quality thermal images.


• Maintenance-free uncooled microbolometer detector.


Thermovision FLIR A20M Firewire Compact Infrared Camera for Temperature Measurement


Other Equipment:                                                                                                                               


Agilent 6812B AC Power Source/Power Analyzer


Agilent DSO7054A Oscilloscope, 500 MHz


Anritsu MA1612A Four-Port Junction Pad, 5 MHz to 3 GHz


Agilent 6033A DC Power Supply, 20 V, 30 A


Agilent MSO9254A Oscilloscope, 2.5 GHz


LeCroy WavePro 760Zi Oscilloscope, 6 GHz


Agilent 34401A Digital Multimeter, 6½  Digit


Agilent E4416A Power Meter Single Channel


LeCroy WaveSurfer 64MXs-A Oscilloscope, 500 MHz


Agilent 778D Dual-Directional Coupler, 100 MHz to 2 GHz


Agilent E9323A Power Sensor


R&S FMA Modulation Analyzer, 150 kHz to 1.3 GHz


Agilent 85024A High-Frequency Probe, 3 GHz


Agilent N4433A RF Electronic Calibration Module


R&S NRP Power Meter Single Channel


Agilent N5183A MXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator


Agilent E4428C Analog Signal Generator, 6 GHz


R&S NRP-Z21 Power Sensor, 10 MHz to 18 GHz


Agilent 8901B Modulation Analyzer, 150 kHz to 1.3 GHz


Agilent E4438C Vector Signal Generator, 6 GHz


R&S FSUP8 Signal Source Analyzer, 1 MHz to 7 GHz


Agilent N8974A Noise Figure Meter Analyzer


Agilent E4440A Spectrum Analyzer, 26.5 GHz


R&S FSQ26 Spectrum Analyzer, 26.5 GHz




Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS)


CST Studio Suite 2010


NI LabView Developer Suite 2009


The Embedded Systems Lab contains the necessary setup to support teaching of computer and embedded systems development. The equipment in the lab includes development boards purchased or sponsored by various manufacturers in this field, such as Altera, ARM and 

Microchip, as well as other basic lab instruments. Training participants are able to learn the principles for building, programming, testing, and debugging microcontroller and FPGA-based systems.

Embedded systems are expected to play a dominant role in the near future, as more and more industries are moving into this trend and the need for reconfigurable systems increases. 

Examples of industries that are using embedded systems are the telecommunications sector, transportation systems, medical industry and even consumer electronics.








• 100 MHz LPC1768 ARM Cortex™-M3 processor-based MCU in 100-pin LQFP


• On-Chip Memory: 512 KB Flash & 64 KB RAM




• 10/100 Ethernet Port


• USB 2.0 Full Speed - USB, USB-OTG, & USB Host


• 2 CAN Interfaces


• 2 Serial Ports


• SD/MMC Card Interface


• 5-position Joystick and push-button


• Analog Voltage Control for ADC Input


• Amplifier and Speaker


• 70 GPIO pins


Keil MCB1760U-ED Evaluation Board





• MCU: LPC2129


• TAL: 12 MHz


• ARM Processor:ARM7TDMI


• MCU Clock:  60 MHz




• On-Chip RAM: 32 K


• On-Chip FLASH: 256 K


Keil MCB2100U-ED Evaluation Board



• Equivalent LEs: 228,000


• Adaptive Logic Modules (ALMs): 91,200


• Registers: 182,400


• M9K Memory Blocks: 1,235


• M144K Memory Blocks: 22


• Embedded Memory (kbits): 14,283


• MLAB (kbits): 2,850


• 18x18 Multipliers: 1,288


• PCI Express Hard IP Blocks: 2


Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit



• USB Blaster (on board) for programming and user API control; both JTAG and Active Serial (AS) programming modes are supported.




• Two 32 MB SDRAM


• 8 MB Flash memory


• 50 MHz oscillator and 28.63 MHz oscillator for clock sources


• 24-bit CD-quality audio CODEC with line-in, line-out, and microphone-in jacks


• VGA DAC (10-bit high-speed triple DACs) with  VGA-out connector


• 2 TV Decoder (NTSC/PAL) and TV-in connector


• 10/100 Ethernet Controller with a connector


• USB Host/Slave Controller with USB type A and type B connectors


• RS-232 transceiver and 9-pin connector


• PS/2 mouse/keyboard connector


• IrDA transceiver


• 1 SMA connector


• Two 40-pin Expansion Headers with diode protection


Altera DE2-70 Board



• Product Category: MCU, MPU & DSP Development Tools


• Processor Supported: PIC16, PIC18


• Data Bus Width: 8 bit


• Interface Type: RS-232, USB


• Operating Supply Voltage: 5 V


Microchip DV164036 MPLAB ICD3


Evaluation Kit (with PICDEM 2 Plus)



• Wide -45˚ to +225˚C temperature range


• High adjustable airflow (up to 10 scfm) at full temperature range


• Fast temperature transitions: -40˚ to +225˚C in less than 12 seconds


• Proprietary Dual Loop Control manages the temperature directly at the device.


• No LN2 or CO2 required.


Temptronic TP04500A-72


Temperature Chamber


The Prototyping Lab was set up to support rapid prototyping activities in control, test & measurement. This lab is equipped with the latest NI technologies ranging from NI LabVIEW Graphical System Design software suite to NI PXI Modular Instruments platform, Embedded System (motion & vision) and NI Robotics platform.

Usage of Lab
   – Circuit Design & Layout
   – Develop and prototype Embedded Vision Systems with NI EVS, NI Smart Camera, and Digital Cameras
   – Develop and prototype Embedded Control Systems with NI CompactRIO and NI  Single-Board RIO
   – Perform Virtual Prototyping with NI SoftMotion & Solidworks
   – Develop and prototype test and measurement systems with NI PXI Platform

Potential Customers
 Companies from the electrical and electronics (E&E) or automation sector that require a complete platform      to perform test and measurement for their products.