R + D


Agile RF Transceivers and Front-Ends for Future Smart Multi-Standard Communications Applications

This project aims at developing architecture and technologies for implementing agile radio frequency (RF) transceiver capacities in future radio communication products. These new architecture and technologies will be able to manage multi-standard (multi-band, multi-data-rate, and multi-waveform) operation with high modularity, low-power consumption, high reliability, high integration, low costs, low PCB area, and low bill of material (BOM).

IQUADRAT will be mainly involved in RF front-end blocks, where they propose to design an efficient power amplifier using Polar Modulation class-E technique with acceptable linearity, as an alternative to output power back off.
IQUADRAT will also be involved in the development of tunable filters, where we will design a tunable filter based on RF MEMS technology. IQUADRAT will provide a prototype design and development techniques for energy efficient transceiver power amplifiers, and also energy efficient digital signal processing.

Partners: DICE GmbH & Co KG, AALTO-Korkeakoulusaatio, ART S.r.l., Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Brne, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, CISC Semiconductor Design+Consulting GmbH, Cavendish Kinetics B.V., Fachhochschule Kärnten, SAS DELFMEMS, FF OO Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Institut Telecom France, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Iquadrat Informatica S.L., Integrated Systems Development S.A., Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Lantiq A GmbH, LEAT-CNRS, Nokia OYJ, Numonyx Italy S.R.L., NXP Semiconductors Belgium NV, NXP Semiconductors France SAS, NXP Semiconductors Netherlands BV, PULSE Finland OY, ST-Ericsson (Grenoble) SAS, ST-Ericsson Belgium N.V., ST-Ericsson B.V., ST-Ericsson R&D OY, ST-Ericsson AT GmbH, Ecole Superieure D’Electricite, THALES Communications SA, THALES Italia Spa, Epcos Nordic OY, Epcos AG, TESLA, akciova spolecnost, Technische Universiteit Delft, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Università Degli Studi Di Perugia, Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya, Uppsala Universitet, Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus.


ENIAC and Spanish MICINN Ministry




april, 2011


april, 2014