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Wafer-scale, CMOS integration of photonics, plasmonics and electronics devices for mass manufacturing 200Gb/s non-return-to-zero (NRZ) transceivers towards low-cost Terabit connectivity in Data Centers

Objective

The goal of the PlaCMOS project is to develop and demonstrate the next generation optical-electronic CMOS platform that will enable transceivers capable of real-time communication with data rates exceeding 200 Gb/s. To achieve this goal the PlaCMOS platform will be based on the latest bipolar CMOS (BiCMOS) technology and will be cointegrated with a ferroelectric plasmonic and SiGe detector technology. By exploiting plasmonics rather than photonics PlaCMOS will not only be able to extend the bandwidth far beyond 100 GHz but also reduce the footprint of the photonics device to the micrometer scale. To demonstrate the technology, a single channel 200 Gb/s non-return-to-zero (NRZ) transmitter and receiver pair will be implemented. To further show the scalability an ultra-compact 4 x 50 Gb/s transceiver directly interfacing a multicore optical fiber will be implemented and tested for temperature stability beyond 150 degree Celsius. And while the project goes far beyond the current state-of-the art, the approach is not speculative but is substantiated by recent experiments performed by the members of the consortium that indicate that both electronic and photonic limits can be stretched beyond the current limits. To this end a team with complementary skill sets from both industry and universities – all with outstanding track records in the field – have committed to address the needs outlined in current roadmaps for data communication. This project will demonstrate the capabilities of the technology for a single exemplary field of applications. Yet, the project has far wider implications with applications that go beyond the field of communications.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2017-1

Coordinator

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Net EU contribution
€ 481 250,00
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Israel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

MICRAM MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 751 721,25
Address
Konrad Zuse Strasse 16
44801 Bochum

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 582 000,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 723 560,00
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Oder-Spree
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 512 000,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 572 582,63
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 374 375,00
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUMIPHASE AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 38 888,62
Address
Dorfstrasse 147
8802 Kilchberg

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00