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MOSAIC

Project reference: 317950
Funded under

MicrOwave Spintronics as an AlternatIve Path to Components and Systems for Telecommunications, Storage and Security Applications

From 2013-01-01 to 2016-12-31, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 824 445

EU contribution:

EUR 3 499 178

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Process (mix, modulate, synchronise) and detect microwave frequencies based on innovative spin transfer devices.

The overarching objective of the MOSAIC project is to bring the device level knowledge acquired in the past years by the partners towards systems as a first crucial step towards industrialization, warranting the leading position not only of European research but also of European industry in microwave spintronics. Innovative components and systems based on nano-engineered semiconductor, magnetic or insulating materials will be the driving force for the micro- and nanoelectronics industry in the 21st century. For telecommunications systems, but also for data storage and automation, control and security applications, alternative More than Moore paths to systems are provided by nano-scale microwave spintronics components due to firstly their unique spin polarized transport properties that appear only at nanoscale dimensions (<100nm lateral, and 2-5 nm vertical), secondly their unique (multifunctional) microwave properties including signal generation, processing and detection and thirdly their compatibility with CMOS technology. Going beyond previous fundamental research on spintronics devices, the MOSAIC project will target technological breakthroughs not only to generate, but also to process (mix, modulate, synchronise) and to detect microwave frequencies. Based on innovative spin transfer devices, four discrete systems will be developed that address bottlenecks of current technologies. These are a) Wireless Telecommunications 1: Ultrawideband frequency synthesis provided by spintronics microwave components with novel circuit design on CMOS for realization of an adapted phase locked loop; b) Wireless Telecommunications 2: Ultrafast frequency detection using frequency discriminating level detection; c) Data storage: Novel dynamic readout schemes for detecting frequency shifts implemented for realization of high data rate read heads; and d) Automation control & security: Broad bandwidth, high slew rate proximity sensor based on frequency generation and modulation capabilities.

Objective

Innovative components and systems based on nano-engineered semiconductor, magnetic or insulating materials will be the driving force for the micro- and nano-electronics industry of the 21st century. For telecommunications systems, but also for data storage and Automation, Control and Security applications, alternative More than MOORE paths to systems are provided by nano-scale microwave spintronics components due to (i) their unique spin polarized transport properties that appear only at nanoscale dimensions (<100nm lateral, and 2-5 nm vertical), (ii) their unique (multifunctional) microwave properties including signal generation, processing and detection and (iii) their compatibility with CMOS technology. Going beyond previous fundamental research on spintronics devices, this project will target technological breakthroughs not only to generate, but also to process (mix, modulate, synchronise) and to detect microwave frequencies. Based on innovative spin transfer devices, four discrete systems will be developed that address bottlenecks of current technologies: A Wireless Telecommunications 1: Ultrawideband frequency synthesis provided by spintronics microwave components with novel circuit design on CMOS for realization of an adapted phase locked loop; B Wireless Telecommunications 2: Ultrafast frequency detection using frequency discriminating level detection; C Wireless Telecommunications 3: FSK based wireless communication; D Automation control & security : Broad bandwidth, high slew rate proximity sensor based on frequency generation and modulation capabilities.The broader objective is to bring the device level knowledge acquired in the past years by the partners towards systems as a first crucial step towards industrialization, warranting the leading position not only of European research but also of European industry in microwave spintronics.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 1 346 411


Rue martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble
France
Administrative contact: Sylvain Roudil
Tel.: +33438784146
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 472 480


HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 10
01069 DRESDEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Claudia Hawke
Tel.: +49 351 463 42133
Fax: +49 351 463 39742
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 375 724


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Véronique DEBISSCHOP
Tel.: +33 1 69823294
Fax: +33 1 69823333
E-mail
THALES COMMUNICATIONS & SECURITY SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 198 936


AVENUE DES LOUVRESSES 4
92230 GENNEVILLIERS
France
Administrative contact: Gwenael Guilmin
Tel.: +33 1 46 13 28 35
Fax: +33 1 46 13 32 80
E-mail
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 144 000


AVENIDA MESTRE JOSE VEIGA
4715-330 BRAGA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Ricardo Ferreira
Tel.: +351 253 140 112
E-mail
SIVERS IMA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 299 362


TORSHAMNSGATAN 9
16440 KISTA
Sweden
Administrative contact: Christer Stoij
Tel.: +4687036800
E-mail
NANOSC AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 496 142


ELECTRUM 205
16440 KISTA
Sweden
Administrative contact: Fredrik Magnusson
Tel.: +46 8 7519016
E-mail
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 23 780


UNIVERSITY ROAD LANYON BUILDING
BT7 1NN BELFAST
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: RoisAine Hamill
Tel.: +442890974849
E-mail
THALES SA
France

EU contribution: EUR 142 343


Rue de Villiers 45
92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE
France
Administrative contact: Olivier Prevotat
Tel.: +33 1 69 41 57 07
Fax: +33 1 69 41 56 40
E-mail
Record Number: 106473 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11