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FAST: Switchable Radio Frequency Filters Using BAW Technology for Mobile Telecommunications Systems

Completed

Project type

FUI 4

Project holder

STMicroelectronics Grenoble

Partners

Serma Technologies, Leti

Non-members Partners

Mesatronic, IMEP-LAHC - Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le LAboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation

Challenges

The boom in mobile telephony and associated services has brought with it increasingly complex communication protocols (such as GSM, UMTS, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G, for instance). In the near future, the industry is expected to see multi-band and multi-mode convergence. By 2010, 30% of mobile telephones will include GPS or Galileo receivers and will serve as terminals for shortdistance mobile/wireless access. Given the growing numbers of communication channels and standards used and the need to keep terminals small, reducing the size of RF (radio frequency) filters--which also account for 30% of system costs--is crucial. The boom in mobile telephony and associated services has brought with it increasingly complex communication protocols (such as GSM, UMTS, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G, for instance). In the near future, the industry is expected to see multi-band and multi-mode convergence. By 2010, 30% of mobile telephones will include GPS or Galileo receivers and will serve as terminals for shortdistance mobile/wireless access. Given the growing numbers of communication channels and standards used and the need to keep terminals small, reducing the size of RF (radio frequency) filters--which also account for 30% of system costs--is crucial.

Objectives

- Use BAW technology to develop and produce future generations of RF filters that respond to the specifications required for multi-mode mobile telephony applications. - Use innovative materials to develop more compact, energy-efficient RF components capa

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Markets

Digital infrastructures

Budget

11,464 K€

Duration

24 month

Human resources allocated

42 men/year