MIRANDELA - Millimetre-wave and Radio-frequency integration in Nanoelectronics for Modern Wireless 5 A Communications
MIRANDELA is a research project within the ENIAC - Technology Platform. The MIRANDELA project aims to the Millimetre-wave and Radio-frequency integration in Nanoelectronics CMOS Platforms for Modern Wireless 5 A Communications. Starting from core CMOS nodes, specific works will be conducted in order to offer a silicon technology platform adequate for the development of modern wireless communication applications. They can be “labelled” as 5A communications: Anything to be transferred from/to Anybody located Anywhere at Anytime using the most appropriate physical path from Any-path available between the sender and the recipient based on performance and/or economical considerations.
A significant effort will be devoted to the architecture of RF and millimetre-wave functions. In addition to traditional analog RF design, there are several new ideas that will be eventually deployed in such a technology node: millimetre-wave design in pure CMOS, RF design at very low power consumption, auto calibration of RF functions, etc.
The capability of these technologies will be demonstrated through the development of mixed signal very low power RF circuits to be used for autonomous reconfiguration and communication nodes supporting for multiple RF air interface protocols. The demonstrator will be realized in the 45/40nm and ported later on to the 32/28nm CMOS nodes.