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SMARTWAVE: The new generation of phased array antennas
Paola Farinelli

SMARTWAVE: The new generation of phased array antennas

on 1 Dec 2020 in News |

Just over two months ago we started our latest project on the development of phase-shifters for future generation phased array antenna applications. Let’s talk about SMARTWAVE. The EU funded project, initially proposed in the original Pathfinder (FET-Open) NANOPOLY project, which aims to reinvent, redesign and commercialize the main element of any beam steering system: the phase-shifter, a device that changes the phase angle in the transmission of an incoming signal. THE PROJECT In an age when everything is mobile and everything becomes wireless, the technological approachis to develop analog electronic components with higher frequencies, smaller and more complexwith beam steering capabilities. The SMARTWAVE project is based on a new phase shift mechanism that allows to enable phaseshift technology with: excellent performance characteristics higher speed reduced energy consumption All this by exploiting the reconfigurability potential of high frequency phase shifters. A project lasting 24 months in which we participate with great pride together with other European realities. The SMARTWAVE team, coordinated by Dr. Afshin Ziaei, explains the idea behind the project: In the modern world everything goes wireless and everyone goes mobile. To sustain this trend, higher frequency, smaller, more complex analogue electronics with beam steering capabilities are becoming ubiquitous. SMARTWAVE capitalizes on a newly identified technology combination to reinvent, design, fabricate and commercialize the main building block of any beam steering capable system, the phase shifter using a novel phase shifting mechanism based on reconfigurable metamaterials. For more information about the project please read the project sheet or click...

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SMARTWAVE
Paola Farinelli

SMARTWAVE

on 15 Oct 2020 in Projects |

“Metamaterial based, radio frequency and millimetre wave phase shifters for future generation phased array antenna applications“ H2020 EIC  FETPROACT project to start a dedicated pilot line of innovative transceiver RF-power modules for mass applications. (Project n° 869817  – H2020-EIC- FTI-2018-2020)   OBJECTIVES In the modern world everything goes wireless and everyone goes mobile. To sustain this trend, higher frequency, smaller, more complex analogue electronics with beam steering capabilities are becoming ubiquitous. SMARTWAVE capitalizes on a newly identified technology combination to reinvent, design, fabricate and commercialize the main building block of any beam steering capable system, the phase shifter. A novel phase shifting mechanism based on reconfigurable metamaterials promises to enable phase shifting technology with excellent performance characteristics, increased speed and reduced power consumption. SMARTWAVE technology is easily implemented in existing semiconductor fabrication lines and is inherently compatible with both III-V as well as Si and SiGe fabrication process. This ensures easy adoption of the novel idea into existing markets. To prove this, SMARTWAVE aims at demonstrating the phase shifting prototype in both technological platforms building a III-V based, K-band version to be included in a demonstrator phase array antenna for Satcomm and / or Radar applications as well as an advanced radar chipset fabricated in SiGe BiCMOS technology operating at 120GHz..   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS THALES SA, France –  COORDINATOR https://www.thalesgroup.com/fr/global/innovation/recherche-technologie   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy https://www.rfmicrotech.com   IHP microelectronics Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics Institute at Leibniz Association   Foundation for Research and Technology FORTH, Greece https://www.forth.gr/   TAIPRO  ENGINEERING, Belgium https://www.taipro.be/  ...

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RF Microtech: a new H2020 project on NANO components
Paola Farinelli

RF Microtech: a new H2020 project on NANO components

on 18 Apr 2019 in News |

NanoPoly – “Artificial permittivity and permeability engineering for future generation sub wavelength analogue integrated circuits and systems” – is the title of the latest RF Microtech project approved by the EU commission. NanoPoly aims at addressing in multiple ways the need for next generation analogue Rx/Tx modules raised by the advancement of mobile 5G, IoT and radar applications. To achieve such a goal, NANOPOLY builds novel technology, novel architecture and highly integrated Rx/Tx smart systems. The project is led by Thales SAS, France, and will be accomplished in collaboration with eight of the most advanced European industries, SMEs and research institutes involved in the field of nano-component and mmWave smart systems.   For more information, please visit the official project...

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