Investment in research and development drives us forward!
Ever since 2018, we have invested heavily in developing our know-how and capabilities to be able to grow and provide better services to our customers. This has been done in collaboration with both industry and academic partners and partially funded by various entities. On this page, development projects are listed with short descriptions. Customer projects are found in references.
PROJECT: CELTIC ENTRY 100 GHZ – 1.6.2021 – 31.5.2024
Upcoming trends in various wireless applications and wireless systems will necessitate a major paradigm shift in terms of the data rates, coverage during high mobility, low latency, and ubiquitous always-on broadband global network coverage. ICT and telecom sectors will go through another major evolution with the development of new visionary concepts in the higher millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequency band to support various applications such as sensing, security, IoT, autonomous driving, e-health, cloud computing, and virtual reality.
For today’s typical 5G networks, the objective is to achieve up to a few Gigabits/s data rates at a lower mm-wave spectrum (~30 GHz). Subsequent evolutions and generations will utilize also the sub-THz spectrum, i.e., radio frequencies above 100 GHz, to reach a data rate even up to 100 Gigabits/s, and to support many new unprecedented features and functionalities.
In this project, the Finnish partners aim to develop an efficient integrated antenna-RF front-end solution with adaptive waveform generation in spatial, temporal, and frequency domains for 5G and beyond (B5G) together with associated design tools and measurement capabilities. This project networks the participating Finnish companies with the key players in the field offering increased market intelligence, new business opportunities, and better fit of future product and service offering to future markets. In this project, Finnish partners study how the multi-functional RF hardware can be utilized in radical innovations in entirely new business areas, such as security. Finnish partners study new design tools and methods that are necessary in building future high-frequency systems, together with over-the-air measurement and calibration methods. The project strengthens the Finnish microwave and mm-wave ecosystem, helps it to diversify into new business areas, and maintaining the competitive edge.
Radientum’s role as an industry partner in antenna integration to wireless products focuses on efficient development practises, tools and designs to enhance mmWave technology adaption to IoT, wearable and medical devices.
PROJECT: Antenna consulting services for German market
Market research and service production for German market.
Project Size 149 040€
Granted Funding 74 520€
PROJECT: RF Convergence – Integrated Wideband Antenna Arrays – 1.1.2019 – 30.4.2021
The amount of wireless data increases exponentially, autonomous systems are gaining footprint, and augmented reality is booming. In addition to efficient communications, also the importance of radio-based sensing is increasing. This development requires new multi-functional hardware to enable versatile and efficient use of the spectrum, energy and hardware. In this project, leading companies in Finland together with academic partners develop multi-functional hardware systems, which can be used both in mobile communications and in radio-based environmental sensing.
Developed systems enable completely new applications and business opportunities in many fields such as environmental intelligent transport systems, healthcare and wellbeing, environmental and urban monitoring, energy management, security, building and home automation, and process and manufacturing industry. The concept of RF convergence where the future multifunctional radio network can provide both communications and radio-based sensing functionalities, simultaneously and potentially at same frequencies, can form a radical disruption to existing systems and business models.
Digitally-assisted array transceivers operating at cm- and mm-wave frequencies will evidently be an integral part of the future wireless communications and sensing systems. The expectations set to these systems cannot be met through software development without significant advancements in hardware. Hardware performance is already now a limiting factor for companies to widen their product portfolio and business area. The whole chain from antenna to RF IC with hardware and signal processing algorithms must be redefined to achieve competitiveness in renewing communications and sensing technology markets.
In this project, Radientum develops their antenna know-how on cutting-edge multifunctional mm-wave arrays together with other companies while academia educates new game changers.