Reliable cryogenic microwave amplifiers

Reference number 2016-01849
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 000 000
Project duration September 2016 - August 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:
Call Electronic Components and System. Research and Innovation Projects. Spring 2016.

Purpose and goal

To develop unique reliable cryogenic low-noise microwave amplifiers in order to make Swedish electronics industry competitive in the global Big Science market.

Expected results and effects

-To solve critical process steps responsible for electrical instability when cooling low-noise integrated amplifiers. - Reliable fabrication of 1000´s of integrated amplifiers on wafer in order to enable volume manufacturing - Increased competitiveness for a Swedish company at international procurement within Big Science

Planned approach and implementation

- Manufacturing (WP1) and test of transistors, first at Chalmers on-wafer (WP2) and then at LNF in hybrid amplifiers (WP3). - Testing of the promising concepts in an integrated circuit process (WP4) and then implementation and fabrication in a full circuit process (WP5) -Mounting of circuits (two broadband designs) in modules (WP6) and then final testing in various degrees of cryogenic cycling (WP7)

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