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gan-on-Silicon Efficient mm-wave euRopean systEm iNtegration plAtform

Objective

Millimetre-wave (mm-wave) frequencies are currently being exploited for a wide range of applications such as radars, wireless communication, and imaging. There is a strong industry pull to substantially reduce the cost of mm-wave systems for future key markets such as 5G wireless communications and autonomous vehicles (automotive radar sensors). These systems will increasingly rely on active antenna arrays and electronic beam-steering. A fundamental challenge is to bring into production high performance mm-wave active antenna systems, at a viable price-point and low energy consumption.
The objective of SERENA is to scale the functional performance of mm-wave beam-steering systems in terms of improved output power and efficiency (2x), reduced form factor (4x), increased data rate (up to 100x), and increased affordability (10x). To reach these goals, SERENA will provide an optimized hybrid analog/digital mm-wave beam-steering system architecture. A proof-of-concept prototype will be built using state-of-the-art GaN-on-Silicon technology, SiGe/CMOS integrated circuits and a novel heterogeneous 3D integration approach to reach low-cost with beyond state-of-the-art performance (high output power and efficiency).
The SERENA project will contribute to doubling the economic value of semiconductor component production in Europe within the next 10 years by a two-pronged approach. First, the SERENA consortium spans the whole electronics manufacturing and supply chain (from wafers to system providers) and world class academic institutions. Hence, SERENA considerably strengthens the design ecosystem for key semiconductors (GaN-on-Si, SiGe/CMOS) and advanced 3D packaging. Second, the SERENA integration platform will enable “mass customization” of advanced mm-wave systems, where the front-end circuitry can be adapted for specific market needs.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2017-1

Coordinator

TECHNIKON FORSCHUNGS- UND PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Net EU contribution
€ 312 000,00
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Burgplatz 3A
9500 Villach
Austria

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Südösterreich Kärnten Klagenfurt-Villach
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

ERICSSON AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 553 992,50
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 688 125,00
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach

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Südösterreich Kärnten Klagenfurt-Villach
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOITEC BELGIUM NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 327 593,75
Address
Kempische Steenweg 293
3500 Hasselt

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Limburg (BE) Arr. Hasselt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OMMIC SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 619 000,00
Address
Chemin Du Moulin 2
94453 Limeil Brevannes

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 408 600,00
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 603 812,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

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Greece
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€ 0,00
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 197 450,00
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412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 199 611,25
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00