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D3: Technologies enabling future mobile connectivity & sensing


Dissemination Workshop


13:30 - 18:00


Room 1.06


This workshop will demonstrate how European SOI technologies are currently enabling the development of mobile connectivity and sensing devices, and present alternative technologies and integration strategies to realize future (sub)THz mobile devices. Existing technology platforms and their recent evolution within the BEYOND5 project will be presented, and more disruptive technologies (e.g. InP), architectures and integration approaches will be discussed. The workshop will demonstrate recent obtained results in the field of V2X communications, automotive radar sensors and digital beamforming for base station. Also suitable applications for (sub)THz frequencies will be presented while addressing what the problems aught to be solved for future deployment.


François Brunier (SOITEC, FR)

Jan Craninckx, Björn Debaillie (imec, BE)

Erkan Isa (Fraunhofer EMFT, DE)

Dominique Morche (CEA-Leti, FR)

François Brunier graduated as physics and electronics Engineer from Centrale-Supelec in 1997. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as device integration engineer for embedded DRAM products in STMicroelectronics Crolles. In 2002, he joined Soitec as head of advanced characterization laboratory. From 2009 to 2011, as a product manager, he led the RF-SOI and power SOI product development and offering. Since 2012, as a partnership program manager, he is in charge of European collaborative KDT programs, IPCEI and public relations.


Jan Craninckx obtained his Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from the KULeuven in 1997, and was with Alcatel Microelectronics as a senior RF engineer until 2002. He then joined IMEC (Leuven, Belgium), where he currently is IMEC fellow for RF, mmwave, analog and mixed signal circuit design. Dr. Craninckx has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers, book chapters and patents, was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE JSSC, and is an IEEE fellow.


Björn Debaillie leads imec’s collaborative R&D program on cutting-edge IoT technologies, covering high speed communications, high resolution sensing, and neuromorphic computing. As a seasoned researcher & manager, he is responsible for strategic collaborations and partnerships, innovation management, and public funding policies as well as the operational management and coordination across imec’s collaborative programs and projects. Björn Debaillie coordinates public funded projects and seeds new initiatives. He holds patents, received awards and authored books and international papers published in various journals and conference proceedings.


Dr. Erkan Isa (Male) is with Fraunhofer EMFT since April’13, founding the IC Design group at this center. He holds PhD’12 in Microelectronics from EPFL, MS’06 in Microelectronics from TU Hamburg-Harburg, BS’05 in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), and BS’03 in Electronics and Comm. Eng. from ITU. From 2007 to 2010 he was with CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, working on the design and optimization of A/D converters in deep sub-micron technologies. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked for Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH in Munich as an analog and mixed-signal design engineer, contributing to the key mixed-signal IPs for automotive SoC products. Dr. Isa serves as Group Manager and have been coordinating collaborative programs for Fraunhofer, e.g. SERENE-IoT (PENTA), THINGS2DO (ENIAC), ADMONT (ECSEL), WAYTOGO FAST (ECSEL), REFERENCE (ECSEL), OCEAN12 (ECSEL), BEYOND5 (ECSEL). Dr. Isa had served as Technical Program Chair and General Co-Chair for IEEE NEWCAS 2018 and NEWCAS 2019, respectively.


Dominique Morche received the M.Sc. degree in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Radioelectricité de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1994. His Ph.D. mainly focuses on sigma–delta AnalogTo-Digital Converter (ADC). From 1994 to 2001, he was with France Telecom, Meylan, France, as a Research Engineer. He has been involved in the architecture and design of analog circuits for telecom applications. He is currently with the Commissariat à l’énergie Atomique-Leti Minatec, Grenoble, where he is a Research Director. His current field of research is in the specification and design of RF architecture for UWB, mmwave, and the IoT systems.


13:30 - 13:40


François Brunier (Soitec, FR), Jan Craninckx (imec, BE)


Session 1

Mobile applications and technology choices: vision & roadmap

Björn Debaillie (imec, BE)

13:40 - 13:55

Some visions towards 6G cellular systems

Aarno Pärssinen (University of Oulu, FI)


13:55 - 14:10

6G communications and localization: an overview of technologies opportunities and challenges

Didier Belot (STMicroelectronics, FR)


14:10 - 14:30

RF technology roadmap for 5G and 6G RF front end systems

Yvan Morandini (Soitec, FR)


14:30 14:45

From beyond 5G to sub-THz era

François Brunier (Soitec, FR)


Session 2

System design and integration approaches for next generation communication

Dominique Morche (CEA-Leti, FR)


14:45 - 15:00

A low power 5G access point targeting airplane cabin connectivity

Fredrik Tillman (Ericsson, SE)


15:00 - 15:15

Digital beamforming transceiver design in 22nm FD-SOI technology for 39 GHz 5G access

Jérôme Prouvée (CEA-Leti, FR)


15:15 - 15:30

Disruptive TRX design for D-band

José Luis González Jiménez (CEA-Leti, FR)


15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break


16:00 - 16:15

Heterogeneous integration for complex mm-wave transceivers

Piet Wambacq (imec, BE)


16:15 - 16:30

Packaging technologies and challenges towards 5G integration of mm-wave components and Silicon Ics

Tekfouy Lim (Fraunhofer IZM, DE)


16:30 - 16:45

Energy efficient beam control for 5G antennas

Damian Duraj (Gdansk University of Technology, PL)


Session 3

Component and technology platforms enabling emerging applications

Erkan Isa (Fraunhofer EMFT, DE)


16:45 - 17:00

Recent progress on SOI CMOS power amplifiers for mobile and WiFi applications

Alexandre Giry (CEA-Leti, FR)


17:00 - 17:15

V2X RF front end module assistance circuits: observation receiver, DPD, and supply modulator

Emre Ulusoy (TÜBİTAK, TR)


17:15 - 17:30

Impact of high-resistivity substrate on RF and mm-wave performance of 22 nm FD-SOI devices and circuits

Martin Rack (Université Catholique de Louvain, BE)


17:30 - 17:45

D-Band noise characterization and modelling in advanced FDSOI devices

Thomas Kämpfe (Fraunhofer IPMS, DE)


17:45 - 18:00

Detection of human targets using a MIMO FMCW radar with slow-time DC-Value suppression

Keivan Alirezazad (Universität der Bundeswehr München, DE)

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