Microlease, along with Keysight Technologies, the University of Portsmouth, the University of Southampton Science Park and the Future Solent Green Growth Programme have invested £500K in two centres of excellence to support innovation and start-up companies in the Southampton and Portsmouth region. The Wireless & Digital Development Hubs, housing state of the art wireless and digital test equipment, are located in dedicated lab spaces at Southampton Science Park’s Science Centre and in the University of Portsmouth’s Innovation Space. This project is supported by the Regional Growth Fund.

The development hubs have been kitted out by Microlease with equipment exclusively from Keysight Technologies. Systems available include Wireless Generation and Analysis tools including 26GHz spectrum analyser with 160MHz real-time analysis bandwidth together with an 8GHz real time bandwidth oscilloscope with 10bit ADC, and Battery Drain Analysis equipment. These capabilities offer testing potential for almost all modern wireless standards such as 4G, LTE and LTE-A and emerging 5G standards, WLAN and ZigBee, as well as modern digital standards such as PCIe, USB, HDMI and DDR.

The Wireless and Digital Development Hubs are available to hire at £2,000 per week for the lab and all equipment (2015 prices). Discounts apply for many companies, as follows:

 Please enquire if you are unsure if you qualify for the discounts.