Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e) was founded in 1956 and today consists of 9 departments. In the international CWTS ranking TU/e ranked first of 350 best performing universities worldwide in regard to scientific output in cooperation with industry. TU/e has over 3000 employees (including 125 full professors and 750 PhD fellows) and a yearly budget of 300 M€. TU/e offers 11 Bachelor Programs and 28 Master Programs.

TU/e is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. TU/e’s education, research and knowledge valorization contributes to:

  • science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility
  • science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
  • science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Microelectronics Research
The Electrical Engineering (EE) Department of TU/e comprises 9 research groups whose competencies range from electrical and electromechanical power engineering via measurement and control, analog and digital IC design, to telecommunications. Department-wide research is focused around 3 themes: connected world, care and cure, and smart sustainable society.

The Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWTe), headed by Professor P.G.M. Baltus, was established in 2007 to perform leading-edge research on wireless systems ‘from antennas to bits’. Building on the strong competencies of the 5 participating research groups and on close collaboration with strategic partners such as NXP, ESIEE (France), and the Holst Centre, it is a breeding ground for innovation in ultra-high speed and ultra-low power wireless communication systems as well as terahertz imaging and communication systems. The center participates in numerous national and EU research projects and proposals in wireless communications. CWTe is building a bridge between different disciplines and is key to the effective flow of information. It creates the unique soil for conducting multidisciplinary projects.

Within the EE department and CWTe, the Mixed-Signal Microelectronics (MsM) group performs leading-edge research on RF transceiver circuits and high-speed, low-power integrated analog-to-digital converters. The group cooperates extensively with industry players such as NXP, Philips, Dialog, Xilinx and Catena. If possible, mainstream state-of-the-art technologies are used, such as deep sub-micron CMOS and SiGe, and where appropriate, circuits are implemented in special processes (GaAs, InP). The group has investigated smart transceiver architectures and the underlying circuit topologies for broadband applications operational at 60GHz. These activities have resulted into the realization of a variety of complex circuits, published at the prestigious conferences.

Knowledge Valorisation
The TU/e puts emphasis on knowledge valorisation: research results are translated into successful innovations and serve as a basis for creating new products, processes and enterprises. Also in the area of microelectronics and semiconductor research TU/e and CWTe in particular, fosters the cooperation with industry.

For more information: www.tue.nl

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