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Noisy Electromagnetic Fields - A Technological Platform for Chip-to-Chip Communication in the 21st Century

Objective

Wireless Chip-to-Chip (C2C) communication and wireless links between printed circuit boards operating as Multiple Input Multiple Output devices need to become dominant features of future generations of integrated circuits and chip architectures. They will be able to overcome the information bottleneck due to wired connections and will lead the semiconductor industry into a new More-Than-Moore era. Designing the architecture of these wireless C2C networks is, however, impossible today based on standard engineering design tools. Efficient modelling strategies for describing noisy electromagnetic fields in complex environments are necessary for developing these new chip architectures and wireless interconnectors. Device modelling and chip optimization procedures need to be based on the underlying physics for determining the electromagnetic fields, the noise models and complex interference pattern. In addition, they need to take into account input signals of modern communication systems being modulated, coded, noisy and eventually disturbed by other signals and thus extremely complex.
Recent advances both in electrical engineering and mathematical physics make it possible to deliver the breakthroughs necessary to enable this future emerging wireless C2C technology by creating a revolutionary electromagnetic field simulation toolbox. Increasingly sophisticated physical models of wireless interconnects and associated signal processing strategies and new insight into wave modelling in complex environments based on dynamical systems theory and random matrix theory make it possible to envisage wireless communication on a chip level. This opens up completely new pathways for chip design, for carrier frequency ranges as well as for energy efficiency and miniaturisation, which will shape the electronic consumer market in the 21st century.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/dynamical systems
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical physics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 851 425

Participants (5)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 821 016
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 590 313,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE L'AERONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
France
EU contribution
€ 156 722,50
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 10
31055 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 606 250
Address
Carl Friedrich Gaussstrasse 2
47475 Kamp Lintfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 393 910
Address
Route De L'orome Des Merisiers Parc Des Algorithmes Batiment Thales Saint-aubin
91193 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)