SERENA

Motivation

The SERENA project proposes an innovative technology enabling high-power and high-efficiency through the integration of Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN-on-Si) semiconductor technology offering unprecedented efficiency and output power 10 times more than SiGe/CMOS.

Compared with state-of-the-art the SERENA architecture and platform will bring the following system level advancements

  • increased energy Efficiency
  • size reduction
  • cost reduction
  • significant reduction in design time/complexity
  • increased transmitter output power
  • reduction of power consumption
  • increased wireless area capacity (bit/s/km2)

 

Concept

To reach the project goals a system architecture and technology platform will be developed by using an integrated approach. Further, SERENA will combine advancements in hybrid analogue/digital mm wave beam steering system architectures with a completely European based semiconductor supply chain. Finally, the project team will foster an inter-disciplinary design approach with a strong emphasis on multi-physics simulations and predictive co-design to show the unique capabilities of the SERENA Technology.

 

Objectives

To reach the project goals a system architecture and technology platform will be developed by using an integrated approach. Further, SERENA will combine advancements in hybrid analogue/digital mm wave beam steering system architectures with a completely European based semiconductor supply chain. Finally, the project team will foster an inter-disciplinary design approach with a strong emphasis on multi-physics simulations and predictive co-design to show the unique capabilities of the SERENA technology.

The SERENA project aims to reach the following objectives.

  • Objective 1: Development of a hybrid analogue/digital beam forming architecture and integration platform for high-performance and low-cost mm-wave Systems.
  • Objective 2: Visualization of the SERENA architecture and integration platform performance in a proof-of-concept mm-wave electronic beamforming system for 5G mm-wave radio access operating in the 37 GHz to 41 GHz band.
  • Objective 3: Development of a hybrid analogue/digital processing architecture for beamforming systems with the simultaneous benefit energy efficiency maximization and cost minimization.
  • Objective 4: Study performances, including applications such as E-band point-to-point high-speed radio links and W-band short-range radar sensors for autonomous vehicles to ensure that the SERENA platform is scalable up to 100 GHz.
  • Objective 5: Development a predictive design of tightly integrated mm-wave and digital processing Systems.

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SERENA

The SERENA project aims to:

  1. extend the limits of mainstream semiconductor technologies by developing a low-cost and high-performance (high-power and high-efficiency) hybrid integration platform for mm-wave Systems,
  2. develop a GaN-on-Silicon cost- and power efficient mm-wave 5G beam-steering system as a proof-of-concept for future key markets (mm-wave 5G wireless communication systems and radars for autonomous vehicles), and
  3. accept the challenge to bring into production high performance mm-wave active antenna systems, at a commercially viable price-point and low energy consumption.
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SERENA-H2020
Curation policy:

Only publications related to the H2020 SERENA Project will be curated.

Created:
February 19, 2018
Harvesting API:
OAI-PMH Interface