MASER Engineering B.V. participates in RF2THz SiSoC project

21 December 2011

We are proud to announce that the European RF2THz SiSoC research program has started officially on July 1st, 2011. MASER Engineering B.V., represented by Kees Revenberg (Managing Director), is participating in this program to work on solutions for tomorrow’s technologies.
RF2THz SiSoC, an acronym for “From RF to MWM and THz Silicon System-on-Chip technologies”, is funded in the framework of the EUREKA cluster CATRENE, a European public-private partnership focusing on the technology and applications of nano-electronics. In this program, which is scheduled to run for 3 years, a competent consortium of 31 partners from The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg will work together, consisting of the main European silicon manufacturers, SME’s, research institutes and universities, as well as system integrators.

The RF2THz SiSoC project aims at the establishment of silicon system-on-chip technology platforms for emerging Radio Frequency (RF), Millimeter-Wave (MMW) and TeraHertz (THz) consumer applications, such as: 77GHz/120GHz automotive radars, MMW imaging and sensing, fast measurement equipment, 60GHz wireless networking and fast downloading Rx/Tx, 400Gbit/s optical data communications, 4G photonic mobile communication transceiver and RF wireless communication requiring high performance devices (transmitted power, consumption, integration, isolation), as well as two-way satellite communication systems. Moreover it targets at the creation of a platform for various MMW and THz applications from different disciplines like health science, material science, genetic screening, security, industrial automation.

In RF2THz SiSoC, MASER Engineering B.V. will study the reliability aspects of the new two-way satellite communication systems, including the accelerated life test setup, ESD handling requirements and package/device failure analysis. Within the program, MASER Engineering B.V. will cooperate with several other consortium members, like NXP Semiconductors NL, Salland Engineering B.V., Bruco B.V., Axiom-IC Twente, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, NEWTEC and ASTRA SES. The results of this research project will contribute to the prime position of MASER Engineering B.V. as an independent engineering support center.

For more information please contact Mr. Kees Revenberg.

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