Vidatronic Receives Grant for the Development of CMOS Transmitters for Wireless Applications

Vidatronic has been awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to conduct research and development work on the design of highly-efficient linear RF transmitters suitable for broadband transceivers implemented in deep submicron complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies. Dr. Jose Silva-Martinez has joined the Vidatronic team to serve as the Principal Investigator on the project and lead the design effort.

Recent developments in mobile computing and wireless internet have led to an increasing demand for portable computers and smart phones capable of engaging with wireless local area networks (WLAN) operating with multi-standard capabilities. The market for wireless communications systems exceeds 6 billion units per year, and full CMOS transmitters promise a common technology platform to enable multi-standard, flexible, robust, integrated, and cheaper solutions. Significantly improving the power efficiency and yield of high-performance power amplifiers will have high impact on the efficiency, reliability, and production cost of RF transmitters, ensuring sustainable growth of the consumer electronics industry.

Once a small business is awarded a Phase I SBIR/STTR grant (up to $225,000), it becomes eligible to apply for a Phase II grant (up to $750,000). Small businesses with Phase II grants are eligible to receive up to $500,000 in additional matching funds with qualifying third-party investment or sales.

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