Altum RF links up to Taiwanese partners in satcom

Nieke Roos
Leestijd: 2 minuten

Eindhoven-based startup Altum RF has announced a collaboration with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the largest applied technology research institution in Taiwan, and TMY Technology (TMYTEK), a leading mm-wave solution provider targeting 5G+ and satellite communication. Supported by a grant from the Eureka Globalstars Taiwan framework, the trio is collaborating on antenna and semiconductor integrated modules (AIMS) for satcom systems. The project began this August and is slated to continue for two years.

Altum RF is a supplier of high-performance RF to mm-wave semiconductor solutions. The company develops a broad range of products for commercial and industrial applications, including aerospace and defense, ISM, satcom and telecom, using proven technologies like GaAs and GaN. Next to its HQ on the Eindhoven University of Technology campus, it has overseas offices in Sydney, Australia, and Richardson, Texas.

The purpose of the AIMS project is to develop a mm-wave antenna-in-package (AiP) module for phased-array Ka-band satcom systems. This module will make these systems more energy efficient, cost effective and better suited for a technology that enables high-volume and low-cost manufacturing. “Our MMIC design team’s gallium nitride experience will be key to making this technical advancement a reality,” comments Altum RF CEO Greg Baker.

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