H2020 iBROW project nominated for Innovation Radar Prize

Issued: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:37:00 BST

iBROW is a Horizon 2020 project to develop a novel, energy-efficient and compact ultra-broadband short-range wireless communication transceiver technology, seamlessly interfaced with optical fibre networks and capable of addressing envisaged future network needs. The project pursues its main objective through the exploitation of Resonant Tunnelling Diode (RTD) based transceiver technology. The consortium, coordinated here in the School of Engineering by Dr Edward Wasige, High Frequency Electronics group, includes innovators from Alcatel-Lucent, Compound Semiconductor Technologies, IQE, Optocap, TU Braunschweig and Universidade do Algarve.

The iBROW consortium aims to:

  • Demonstrate low cost and simple wireless transceiver architectures that can achieve at least 10 Gbps as a means to pave the way for future 100 Gbps wireless communications by exploiting the wide available bandwidth in the mm-wave and THz frequency spectrum.
  • Demonstrate integrated semiconductor emitters and detectors having enough power/sensitivity for exploiting the full potential of THz spectrum, and allowing for seamless fibre-wireless interfaces.
  • Demonstrate a highly compact technology suitable for integration into battery powered portable devices.
  • Develop an energy efficient and low power wireless communications technology to reduce the carbon footprint from communication networks.
  • Maintain Europe as a leading player in the world industry of wireless communications by enhancing its industrial competitiveness.

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