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Connectivity technology

Build reliable, scalable, high-throughput and low-power network technologies by leveraging imec’s system-wide expertise.

Autonomous cars, smart medical implants, remote holography, ... All exciting future applications have at least one thing in common: they put new demands on our wired and wireless communication infrastructure.

To meet these demands, imec is working on next-generation connectivity technologies by innovating with novel semiconductor processes and across the system stack – from materials to circuits and algorithms – both in the analog and digital domains.

Watch the talk from imec expert Michael Peeters on the challenges of 6G pre-competitive research

We’re countering the low efficiency of CMOS when dealing with ultra-high frequencies through heterogeneous integration of III-V devices – especially indium phosphide – and advanced packaging to enable 6G. We enhance the accuracy and security of ultra-wide band and Bluetooth Low Energy through innovative algorithms and IC design, develop high-speed wireline. And much more.

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Beyond 5G

Guided by concrete system needs, imec explores solutions to enable the next generation of wireless networking technology.

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Low-power ADCs
Low-power ADCs

Tap into our track record of designing ADCs that combine high performance with low power consumption.

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ADPLL (all-digital phase-locked loop)

Use imec’s compact, ultra-low-power ADPLL to optimize your next-generation IoT radio.

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Deterministic networking
Deterministic networking

Imec devises software strategies for networks that offer 100% reliability within strict latency bounds.

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Integrated circuits for high-speed wireline transceivers
Integrated circuits for high-speed wireline transceivers

Explore how imec’s expertise helps you to achieve the +100Gbaud goal.

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Ultra-wide band (UWB)

Use imec’s high-precision and low-power UWB positioning and tracking technology to design your next-generation IoT products.

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Explore the dependable, low-power and safe connectivity options that BLE enables.

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Connected car technology

Compare and implement advanced technologies for a future where every car will have at least one high-speed wireless connection.

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