The Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, EUR 5.2 million (approx. $ 5.95 million) project funded by the European Union to develop photonic circuits for transmission data faster and cheaper.
The Thermally Integrated Smart Photonics Systems (TIPS) project is funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 program and includes industrial and research partners from Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and France.
Dr Kafil M. Razeeb, coordinator of the Thermally Integrated Smart Photonics Systems (TIPS) project, and Dr Cian O’Murchu. Courtesy of the National Tyndall Institute.
With 11.5 billion mobile devices worldwide by 2020 and the increasing connectivity of these devices via the Internet of Things, current operational bandwidth will be insufficient to meet Europe’s data demands.
“We will seek to develop an intelligent circuit capable of thermally controlling its own operations, making it up to 5 times more efficient,” said TIPS coordinator Dr Kafil M. Razeeb, principal investigator at Tyndall. “By fine-tuning its own temperature, the device can produce a more precise wavelength, which means faster data transmission at lower cost.”
Project partners include III-V Lab, the University of Hamburg, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Ireland and France, three institutes of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Stokes Institute of the University of Limerick, LioniX BV and Communicraft Ltd. .
Hosting the only complete facilities in Ireland for the construction of CMOS integrated circuits and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and the manufacture of III-V semiconductor wafers, Tyndall prototypes new product opportunities for the electronics, devices industries. medical, energy and communications.
Located at University College Cork, Tyndall employs more than 460 people and generates around â¬ 30 million in revenue each year, 85% of which comes from contracts won competitively nationally and internationally.
For more information visit www.tyndall.fr.