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GRAphene PHotonic frequency miXer

Objective

Graph-X aims at the development of a novel hardware platform based on graphene photonic integrated circuits for ultra-high speed and scalable sub-THz D- (110-170 GHz) and H-band (170-240 GHz) wireless links. The proposed technology will be the basic building block for high-speed radio back haul links, multi beam forming antennas for massive MIMO, short distance high resolution RADAR sensing. GraPh-X targets the distribution and detection of multi Gbit/s radio signals over sub-THz tunable carrier frequencies. The main outcome of GraPh-X will be a monolithic electronic and photonic chip (EPIC) that will constitute the basic building block of a completely new class of photonic/electronic antenna arrays for the next generation sub-THz communication and RADAR systems. The proposed approach will allow to overcome the technical bottlenecks of current sub-THz technology, such as increasing detrimental effect of phase noise at higher carrier frequencies, and carrier frequency stability. To reach the goal, the wafer scale graphene photonic technology is needed and must go beyond the state of the art. A new technique (HMG-Stack technology) will be developed to allow multi-stacking of graphene layers maintaining the same properties of single layer graphene. The key component of GraPh-X is a novel optoelectronic efficient frequency mixer able to mix two optical wavelengths and a high data rate electrical signal. The photonic chip will be realized using a SiN photonic platform that will integrate HMG-Stack as active material. The monolithic integration of the graphene photonic mixer with SiGe BiCMOS electronics for mmWave amplification will enable high output power and reduced footprint (<500x500µm2), matching the requirements of a single element of mmWave antenna array system.

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CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
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€ 700 000,00
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma
Italy

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 365 245,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
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€ 259 950,00
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille

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Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
CAMGRAPHIC SRL
Italy
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€ 723 750,00
Address
Via Suor Maria Pelletier 4
20900 Monza

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
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€ 551 582,50
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
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€ 1 177 162,50
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Oder-Spree
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS ITALIA SPA
Italy
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€ 483 750,00
Address
Piazzale Biancamano 8
20121 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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€ 0,00
VEONEER SWEDEN AB
Sweden
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€ 60 375,00
Address
Wallentinsvagen 22
447 37 Vargarda

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00