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, microwave material testing, mm-wave large signal characterization and extreme impedance measurements of the Electronic Circuits and Architectures group (ELCA)

Mission

Vertigo Technologies provides innovative solutions for the microwave and mm-wave test and measurement markets, by developing hardware and software tools to enhance accuracy in the fields of high frequency measurements in a wide range of applications, from testing biologic materials to characterizing transistors at sub-THz.

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’s products include:

Fresco Microwave Sensing, a non-invasive sensor approach for internal quality inspection of fresh fruit.  

MMW-STUDIO, the first solution for sub-THz large signal characterization of active devices at sub-THz frequencies;

FSS, fused-silica based substrates for advanced calibration of VNAs, from micro- to mm-waves;

 

Luca Galatro

Luca Galatro

CEO

Luca received his Ph.D.  from Delft University of Technology in 2019. In May 2017 he co-founded and was appointed CEO of Vertigo Technologies, where he brought his expertise in advanced microwave and millimeter wave measurement systems and calibration. During his time as CEO Luca focused on developing his managerial expertise, creating a large network for Vertigo Technologies and facilitating business contacts, while maintaining the grip on the technical side of the company.

Carmine De Martino

Carmine De Martino

Senior Application Engineer

Carmine received the master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2015, when he joined the Electronic Circuit and Applications group (ELCA) of TUDelft as a  PhD candidate. He joined Vertigo Technologies in September 2020, bringing his great expertise in sub-THz measurements, Electromagnetic simulation design and electronic systems design. He is responsible for new developments and support of MMW-STUDIO.

Raffaele Romano

Raffaele Romano

Chief of Technology Development

Raffaele received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” 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. As Chief of Technology Development Raffaele supervises all the technical developments related to Vertigo’s products, while directly working on the development of data analysis procedures for the prediction of fresh fruit quality attributes using FRESCO. 

Gabriel Llorens Vallés

Gabriel Llorens Vallés

Product Development Engineer

Gabriel is a telecommunications engineer with an MSc in communications technologies. He worked for seven years in a research group at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, with several R&D projects in the microwave field. Before joining Vertigo, Gabriel worked in the Electronic Design Department in Celestica. He is now fully involved in the development of Fresco Microwave Sensing products, leading both the electrical and the mechanical design of the sensors.

Marco Spirito

Marco Spirito

ADVISOR

Marco is an Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology 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 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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