Samsung Electronics joins IMEC research program on green radios

25 June 2009

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Samsung and IMEC to collaborate on technologies for green radios. The research collaboration topics will include cognitive reconfigurable radio baseband and millimeter-wave wireless communications technologies. Cognitive radios are based on ICs with a radio that adapts itself to the changing environment, not only to the communication standard, but also to the available communication frequencies and conditions such as indoor/outdoor, signal strength and movement.

IMEC is working on the control algorithms that take into account these changing environment parameters and user needs. These radio ICs have been developed for the wireless communication of massive data streams, for example for uncompressed high-definition television streams. Such data streams require a high throughput, on the order of Gbits per second. A suitable bandwidth for that communication is available around 60 GHz.

Samsung has been a strategic partner of IMEC since many years. By joining both research programs on cognitive radio and millimeter wave communications, researchers from Samsung will closely collaborate with IMEC’s research team to build up fundamental understanding and develop robust solutions for the future wireless terminals supporting multi-standards.

“We are excited that Samsung is contemplating on extending its collaboration with us towards cognitive radios and millimeter-wave communications;” said Gilbert Declerck, CEO of IMEC. “We have been collaborating very successfully since 5 years and have learned from each other in many ways. This extension proves that our wireless communications research gives valuable knowhow to the industry to develop their mobile terminals of the future.”

"We are expecting the differentiated technologies developed together with IMEC to be the key ingredients of Samsung's next generation mobile devices," said Dr. Kim, Head of Digital System Research Center of SAIT.

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