A metal-oxide TFT technology platform for flexible RF communication systems - Phase 1 & 2 (10by10.com) SPP1796

Thin-film technologies and devices have made a tremendous progress over the past decades. However, the achievable cutoff frequency of thin-film transistors remains comparatively small, which presents a severe challenge towards the realization of flexible RF electronics. The 10by10.com main objective is to combine advanced metal-oxide thin-film technologies with advanced RF circuit design methodologies to realize a technology breakthrough in high-frequency flexible electronics for wireless communication systems. This technological breakthrough is enabled by a ten-fold improvement of fT through continued device optimization and scaling and yet another ten-fold speed-enhancement through innovative harmonic circuit design techniques beyond the device cutoff frequency. This is achieved by operating the devices well-beyond their cutoff-frequency, either harmonically, or, based on the principle of distributed resistive self-mixing.

23.09.2015 - 31.12.2018 // 01.11.2018 - 31.10.2021

Prof. Dr. U. Pfeiffer
Prof. Dr. T. Riedl

Budget: 498.252 € // 515.845 €

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