TOMORROW'S WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
Higher throughput, more flexibility, less energy.
Data traffic in wireless communication systems has increased dramatically over the last decades, and we expect this evolution to continue for many years. At the same time, there is a growing need for more flexible devices with ever more intelligence. Along with these trends come an energy consumption and emitted electromagnetic radiation that are a cause for concern.
Imec together with its partners pioneers design solutions for next-generation wireless systems and mobile Systems on Chip in next-generation technologies.
- Growing gap between performance requirements and available energy budget
- Growing pressure on NRE costs
- Growing impact of scaled technologies on the design flow
The internet of the future will be based on wireless reconfigurable connectivity with small heterogeneous cells. This architecture allows terminals to set up wireless access via the shortest and best directed available link, leveraging where possible on mm-wave (60GHz) communication. This will boost the capacity while saving on scarce energy and spectrum resources.