Home Stretch | Better mobile coverage
Practically all mobile communication has to be processed eventually by the tiny antennas in our smartphones. Sander Bronckers investigated how these antennas can be adapted to suit the strong growth of mobile data streams.
Chips for chips
Plastic disposable electronics: doesn’t exactly sound sustainable. Still, these alternative electronics may contribute to a reduction of food waste, and so to a better environment. TU/e researcher dr.ir. Eugenio Cantatore and his colleagues developed a plastic AD converter - a breakthrough that was considered a highlight at this week’s ISSCC in San Francisco, the world’s foremost conference on electronic chips. About electronics in a bag of those other chips.
Electromagnetics group successful in HTMS call
The Electromagnetics group (EM) of the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU/e has done well in the new grant program High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM). The group, under supervision of professor Anton Tijhuis and Bart Smolders, received grants for no less than three projects, representing a value exceeding two million euros. In total, 9 of 32 grants have been awarded to TU/e.
Thinking about radar usually produces images of satellite dishes tracing ships and airplanes from miles away; it’s not exactly a technique you’d expect to fit on a chip. And yet that’s very well possible, say dr.ir. Reza Mahmoudi, associate professor at Mixed-signal Microelectronics (MsM), and dr.ir. Paul van Zeijl of the recently founded OmniRadar. Late last year they were awarded a 200,000-euro Valorization Grant for marketing their One-Chip-Radar, a radar system on a chip.
More than half major Valorization Grants for TU/e
Technology Foundation STW has awarded four out of seven Phase-2 Valorization Grants from the fall round of 2012 to TU/e researchers. The researchers will be receiving a maximum of 200,000 euro towards making a technological invention appeal to commercial investors in two years’ time. Despite this success, none of the eleven smaller Phase-1 grants (of 25,000 euro) for feasibility studies were awarded to TU/e applicants.