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Artificial permittivity and permeability engineering for future generation sub wavelength analogue integrated circuits and systems

Objective

NANOPOLY proposes a ground-breaking yet cost effective method to extend our control over impedance and parasitic phenomena in monolithic circuit components by independently tuning electric permittivity and magnetic permeability of the integrated layers to values far beyond what nature can provide. This approach will re-define all components used in existing analogue circuit design regardless of technology. NANOPOLY will implement this concept on existing technology such as SiGe and will also employ novel two dimensional materials characterized by high mobility in order to complement minimal thickness and transferability with impedance engineering obtaining unprecedented performance of electronic components. This scheme, i.e. the meta-layers complemented with 2D materials aims at providing an entirely novel concept that of meta-electronics that promise a nano sized circuit platform with a new performance envelope, useful in all future analogue applications such as miniaturized consumer electronics, health monitoring, high-end THz applications e.t.c. As a proof of concept, NANOPOLY will develop a new technological platform, the associated software tool-kit and re-define the existing paradigm of analogue electronic integrated circuits regardless of material family. NANOPOLY will also create i) a set of components and their models exhibiting minimal cross talk and reduced footprint for use in high density analogue design of miniaturized RF circuits, ii) a proof of concept mmWave, 2D material based Rx/Tx (emitting / receiving) module including the antenna with a total footprint of λ/20 and state of the art performance and iii) A THz range SiGe based Rx/Tx module with improved performance to showcase the broad applicability of the proposed technology.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and 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
€ 807 850

Participants (7)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 514 625
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETAREDEZVOLTARE PENTRU MICROTEHNOLOGIE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 259 000
Address
Erou Iancu Nicolae Street 32B
077190 Voluntari
Activity type
Research Organisations
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 500
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder
Activity type
Other
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 372 870
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 227 500
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 285
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
RF MICROTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 265
Address
Via Leone Maccheroni 64
06132 Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)