Research

Research lines

  • Real-time reconfigurable embedded systems
    • Optimized digital design techniques
    • FPGA, FPGA-based SoC and DSP uP processing architectures
    • Advanced hardware-software co-design techniques
    • Hardware-accelerated Software Defined Radio (SDR)
    • Joint optimization of algorithms and system digital architecture
  • PHY-layer for 5G communications systems
    • Wideband multi-carrier, -antenna, -user, -band
    • New 5G waveforms (e.g., FBMC)
    • Multi-RAT baseband cohabitation
    • Flexible partitioning and reconfiguration of communication stack functions
    • PA Linearization techniques  (for μWave & mmWave backhaul equipment)
    • Cognitive Radio techniques (e.g., interference mitigation & spectrum reuse)
    • Energy-aware design

Ongoing R&D projects *

  • Flex5Gware
    • “Flexible and efficient hardware/software platforms for 5G network elements and devices”
    • Duration: 01/07/2015 – 30/06/2017. Consortium partners: 5 large industries, 3 SMEs, 6 research institutions, and 3 universities.
    • Funded by the EC, H2020-ICT-2014-2, Topic ICT-14-2014 “Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet”, Contract Number: 671563.
  • AEThER
    • “Solutions for spectrally agile reconfigurable  transceivers for next generation wireless communication systems”
    • Duration: 01/01/15 – 31/12/17. Consortium partners: 4 academic.
    • Funded by the Spanish ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) under the funding scheme “Proyectos de I+D+I Retos investigación 2014”, Reference TEC2014-58341-C4-4-R.

Previous R&D projects

  • EMPhAtiC
    • “Enhanced Multicarrier Techniques for Professional Ad-Hoc and Cell-Based Communications”
    • Duration: 01/09/12 – 19/05/15. Consortium partners: 9 academic 4 industrial.
    • Funded by the EC, FP7 ICT call 8, STREP project, Contract Number 318362.
  • NEWCOM#
    • “Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications#”
    • Duration: 01/11/12 – 01/11/15. Consortium partners: 14 academic.
    • Funded by the EC, FP7 ICT call 8, NoE. Project contract/code: 318306.
  • DI-PRE-DATORS
    • “CFR and DPD solutions for microwave wideband power amplifiers”
    • Duration: 01/06/12 – 31/01/13. Consortium partners: 2 academic and 1 industrial.
    • Funded by AVIAT Networks (industrial contract).
  • GRE3N
    • General Radio Concepts for Energy Cognizant Mobile Communications
    • Duration: 01/01/12 – 31/12/14. Consortium partners: 3 academic.
    • Funded by the Spanish Ministry MINECO (ref.: TEC2011-29006-C03-01).
  • GEDOMIS-ADCOMM
    • “GEDOMIS – an ADaptive physical layer implementation of ADvanced multi-antenna COMMunication schemes”
    • Duration: 14/01/11 – 14/08/13. Single participant project.
    • Funded by the Autonomic Catalan Government, Ref.: 2010 VALOR 00198.
  • BeFEMTO
    • “Broadband evolved FEMTO network”
    • Duration 01/01/12 – 30/09/12. Consortium partners: 4 academic & 8 industrial.
    • Funded by the EC, FP7 ICT call 4, STREP project, (ref.: INFSO-ICT-248523).
  • BuNGee
    • Beyond Next Generation Mobile Broadband
    • Duration 01/01/10 – 30/06/12. Consortium partners: 3 academic & 5 industrial.
    • Funded by the EC, FP7 ICT call 4, STREP project. Grant agreement no: 248267.
  • MIMOWA
    • “MIMO technologies for Wireless Access”
    • Duration 01/01/07 – 30/06/09. Consortium partners: 4 academic & 9 industrial.
    • Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, MEDEA+ program (predecessor of CATRENE). Project reference: 2A103.

 

Previous internal R&D projects

  • RAFTING
    • “RAdio Frequency Transceivers for Next Generation systems”
    • Ongoing internal development

 *A summarised description of the specific involvement of PHYCOM staff in the listed R&D projects will be posted soon. Development milestones and dissemination updates will be also published in a regular basis in each of the corresponding project-pages.

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