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Pilot line production of transceiver modules for the next generation of smart RF power applications

Project description

Compact radio-frequency MEMS switches deliver high power

High-performance microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and monolithic-microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) are key components helping to miniaturise radio-frequency circuit designs. Tiny high-performance radio-frequency devices are highly valued in the radio-frequency front-end module market. For example, MEMS switches are smaller and lighter than any other switch technology, have very little insertion loss, and can handle significant power levels – ideal for use in commercial radars, satellite communications or backhaul communications. The EU-funded SMARTEC project will develop radio-frequency MEMS switches based on gallium nitride MMICs. The technology is well-suited for the design of high-power switches and offers several advantages in comparison to alternative solutions. Simplified fabrication processes will lower costs by 25 % – this will definitely facilitate mass production of the technology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanoelectronics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

THALES
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 758 688

Participants (4)

CIDETE INGENIEROS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 807 625
Address
Avenida Maritima 68
38530 Candelaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RF MICROTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 178 101
Address
Via Leone Maccheroni 64
06132 Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 821 250
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
TAIPRO ENGINEERING SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 233 625
Address
Rue Du Bois Saint-jean 15/1
4102 Seraing Ougree
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)