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Transmitter integration of next generation TETRA systems for PMR and public safety applications in a CMOS-based SiGe technology

Objective

The objective of this proposal is the development of the first 800-900 MHz integrated TETRA transmitter using SiGe technology. TETRA trunked radio systems are being implemented in the 380-430 MHz frequency spectrum within Europe. Driven by cost, technical and size considerations integration of transmitter functions via Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) onto Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) using BiCMOS technology is occurring. Future European TETRA capacity requirements will not be met by the current frequency allocations, allocations that are not available/already allocated to other services outside Europe. Frequencies between 800-900 MHz are more common worldwide. Within Europe, National administrations are reviewing the availability of 800-900 MHz spectrum. The BiCMOS technique is unsuitable for 800-900 MHz. A newer technique (SiGe) can be employed.

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SECURICOR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

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Sutton Park House, 15 Carshalton Road
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United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Paul MOON

Participants (2)

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AUSTRIAMICROSYSTEMS AG

Austria

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IST-1999-10178

  • Start date

    1 January 2000

  • End date

    31 December 2002

Funded under:

FP5-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 194 473

  • EU contribution

    € 1 097 236

Coordinated by:

SECURICOR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom