As part of its involvement in the ESI Application Center, Fraunhofer IIS is currently engaged in a number of projects aimed at developing efficient, yet cost-optimized wireless systems:
A wireless interface for embedded systems needs to be able to cope with a variety of frequency bands and communication standards. In addition, its dimensions, energy use and cost need to be minimized. These requirements are impossible to meet using conventional receiver architectures, which is why we are developing new concepts, architectures and technologies tailored to particular uses.
Long distance communication module with high-efficiency amplifier
This digital wireless system for transmitting multimedia or telemetry data will make it possible to achieve long-distance communication or high data rates without sacrificing power efficiency. Depending on the requirements of the specific application, it will be possible to either maximize the range of the transmitter module (up to 100 km) or to optimize its throughput for transmission of HD images (several ten Mb/s). The system will be highly power-efficient irrespective of how it is configured, and data will be received accurately even if the transmitter is moved very quickly. Possible uses of that project include live sports broadcasting, model making, disaster management, security applications and monitoring of hard-to-reach areas.
These use nanometer CMOS technology for very large-scale integrated fourth-generation mobile communication systems.