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RF Microtech partecipates in EUROPEAN MICROWAVE WEEK 2021 – online edition
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RF Microtech partecipates in EUROPEAN MICROWAVE WEEK 2021 – online edition

on 31 Dec 2020 in News |

With great enthusiasm we announce our presence at the European Microwave Week event dedicated to the world of microwaves and related applications. The city of Utrecht in the Netherlands was supposed to host the 2020 edition of the event, but due to the prolonged effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the event will instead take place in virtual mode from 10 to 15 January 2021.   About the event: The European Microwave Week 2020 is the main European conference on Microwave Technology for Radar and Communication and it features three main specialized technical conferences: European Microwave Conference (EuMC): now in its 50th edition European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC): now in its 15th edition European Radar Conference (EuRAD): now in its 17th edition The program of the entire event, is full of technical sessions covering topics on the following macro themes: Microwave, millimeter and sub-millimeter wave systems Antennas and propagation Wireless technologies Telecommunications (RF, microwaves, optics) Integrated circuits, semiconductor materials and packaging Radar architectures, systems and subsystems Sensors and remote systems Measurement and testing We are looking forward to two speech: 1) On 13.01 WEDNESDAY – h 10:50-11:10 Luca Pelliccia, Head of Microwave Division in RF will present an industrial keynote speech, entitled: Compact On-Board Dielectric Filters and Diplexers for High-Power Satellite Applications 2) On 14.01 THURSDAY h-11.10-11.30 Paolo Vallerotonda, Microwave Engineer in RF R&D area will present his speech entitled: Surface Mountable L- and C-Band Pre-Distorted Filters for Frequency Converters of High Throughput Satellite Systems. This paper is based on the results of the Esa project called SUMO. The full program is here. We are very devoted to this event and we would like to dedicate this edition, although a little different from the usual to our Professor Roberto Sorrentino, who passed away on March 3. He was one of the founders and first President of the European Microwave Association (EuMA), owner of the European Microwave Week. You can’t miss it!
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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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