Research program for promoting a Swedish Industrialization of Microwave WBG devices and MMICs
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 14 000 000
|November 2006 - February 2012
Purpose and goal
In collaboration between Swedish system industries, SME subcontractors, and Chalmers University, SiC based modules will be prototyped for use in commercial systems. The main objectives of the project are: 1. WBG-based prototypes evaluated and used in systems by end-user industries 2. Develop the infrastructure for manufacturing microwave WBG devices and integrated circuits (MMICs) at Chalmers.
Results and expected effects
The system industries will be able to evaluate new microwave electronics before it reaches commercial maturity, giving them a competitive advantage. WBG microwave electronics is an enabling technology in high-efficiency power amplifiers. The use of such amplifiers in radio base stations may significantly contribute to power savings necessary for a sustainable society. Norstel will deliver materials, giving them direct feedback on material and additional insight in industrial requirements.
Approach and implementation
The system industrial partners are specifying and designing WBG devices and MMICs. These devices/MMICs are then researched/developed and fabricated mainly at Chalmers (some packaging will be performed by industrial partners). The devices/MMICs are then inserted in system by the industrial partners. In this way both the industrial partners and Chalmers build an increased knowledge andd experience in the microwave WBG area.