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University of Nottingham driving wireless tech research

Published: Saturday, 16 May 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Scientists from the University of Nottingham are the driving force behind improvements to wireless technology for computers, tablets and mobile phones.

The team will lead a group of European Universities which was recently awarded a €3.41 million grant with a focus on developing the technology of the future.

The funding from the Horizon 2020 programme is available to mathematicians, physicists and electrical engineers to aid innovation and the development of new tech.

Particular areas of emphasis for the research team relate to microchip design, signal range improvements, increasing energy efficiency and making technology smaller.

Dr Gregor Tanner of the University of Nottingham’s School of Mathematical Sciences is leading the project and believes the future of electronic communication will rely on wireless communications carried out at chip level.

“Wireless chip-to-chip interaction and wireless links between printed circuit boards are key to the next generation of integrated circuits and chip architecture,” he explained.

He added that the university team would explore the possible options and that any developments would likely require the existing engineering simulation tools and models.

Staff at Nottingham have plenty of experience when it comes to designing new models and strategies for microchips and their components.

Dr Tanner explained that more signals are being used in communications devices and that they require systems which can work regardless.

These systems must not be disturbed by other signals and this is one of the major issues for the research team to overcome.

“Recent advances in Nottingham in both mathematical physics and electrical engineering in handling complex, chaotic, wave fields will play an important part in addressing these challenges,” he said.

Scientists at the university will work alongside staff from the universities of Nice and Toulouse in France and from Munich in Germany.

Three industry partners: IMST GmbH, NXP Semi-Conductors and CST AG are also involved in the work.

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