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

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

Objective

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.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 346 411

Administrative Contact

Sylvain Roudil (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 472 480

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 198 936

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 375 724

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

SIVERS IMA AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 299 362

NANOSC AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 496 142

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 23 780

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 142 343

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317950

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 824 445

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 178

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France