About

Vertigo Technologies

History
Vertigo Technologies B.V. was born in May 2017 as a spin-off of Delft University of Technology. Vertigo Technologies is the result of a decade of successful research in the field of VNA calibration, mm-wave large signal characterization and extreme impedance measurements of the Electronic Laboratory Research group (ELR).
Mission

Vertigo Technology provides innovative solutions for the μwave and mm-wave test and measurement markets, by developing hardware and software tools to enhance accuracy in the fields of high mismatched (Γ) microwave measurements, planar calibrations and mm-wave large signal characterization.

The company goal is to bridge the gap between conventional RF measurements and the growing need for improved accuracy, increased speed and higher frequency of operation. Vertigo Technologies developed the HΓ-pod, an innovative add-on for Vector Network Analysers, able to drastically improve the performance of conventional equipment in terms of accuracy when measuring devices presenting extreme impedance conditions. Other activities involve the realization of high accuracy calibration standards on fused silica substrates (FSS) for frequencies between 0 and 325 GHz, the realization of custom measurement setups for millimeter wave characterization (power control, large signal, load-pull) and dielectric spectroscopy for the characterization of (biologic) materials.

Luca Galatro

Luca Galatro

CEO

Luca received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” Naples, Italy, in 2012. In 2012 he joined the Electronic Research Laboratory group of the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, as a Ph.D. candidate. In January 2016, Luca joined the Vertigo Team in the development of the HΓ-VNA, and with the incorporation of Vertigo Technologies in May 2017 he was appointed CEO. His research interests include the small and large signal characterization of electronic devices and circuits working in the mm-wave frequency range, the development of advanced calibration and de-embedding techniques for (sub)mm-wave characterization systems, and the implementation of extreme impedance devices characterization systems and calibration techniques.
Raffaele Romano

Raffaele Romano

Chief of Technology Development

Raffaele received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” Naples, Italy, in 2015. Since 2015, he was involved with TU Delft and Ampleon in the development of the concept of HΓ-VNA. In October 2015, he joined TU Delft as researcher to support the development of the first prototype of HΓ-VNA, which led to the establishment of Vertigo Technologies in 2017.
Marco Spirito

Marco Spirito

ADVISOR

Marco received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” Naples, Italy, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2006. In April 2008 he joined the Electronics Research Laboratory at the Delft University of Technology as an Assistant Professor, where he is an Associate Professor since April 2013. In 2010 he was one of the co-founder of the successful start-up Anteverta-MW, which was sold in 2014 to one of the world leading company in the characterization field, Maury Microwaves. In 2017 he co-founded Vertigo Technologies. His research interests include the characterization of highly efficient and linear power amplifiers, the development of advanced characterization setups for microwave, millimeter and sub-millimeter waves, and the integration of mm-wave sensing systems. Dr. Spirito was the recipient in 2002 of the Best Student Paper Award for his BCTM contribution, the IEEE MTT Society Microwave Prize in 2008, was a co-recipient of the best student paper award at SiRF topical meeting 2011 and at the IEEE RFIC 2011.
Faisal Mubarak

Faisal Mubarak

ADVISOR

Faisal was born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1982. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Rijswijk Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, in 2006, and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2009. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. He has been a Research Scientist with the Department of Research and Development, Van Swinden Laboratoratorium Delft, since 2009, where he has been involved in several research projects, including digital signal metrology, two-way time transfer metrology, and AC voltage ratio metrology. His current research interests include RF component measurement techniques and power measurement up to millimeter-wave frequencies. Mr. Mubarak was a co-recipient of the Outstanding Group Achievement Award by the Delft University of Technology, and the Ritsema van Eck Prize for designing and launching the first university satellite of The Netherlands in 2007. He was also a recipient of the Best Student Award by the Pakdutch National Forum in 2010.

Being an expert metrologist and auditor, Faisal makes his experience and network available to Vertigo Technologies, helping establishing the team’s position in the market.

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