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Metrology for advanced energy-saving technology in next-generation electronics applications

Short Name: ADVENT, Project Number: 16ENG06
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Improved power and material measurements will enable development of optimised, future-proof electronic devices 

The roll-out of 5th generation (5G) telecommunications across Europe by 2020, and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) with 50 billion connected devices, will significantly increase energy demand due to the continuous power consumption of the electronic devices needed to deliver these technologies.

Development of novel ultra-low power devices which support the sustainable adoption of these technologies requires traceable measurement techniques for the characterization of advanced materials and components, and for the generation of reliable and accurate data for efficient power management systems.


This project has provided such traceable measurements of power, power losses and emerging electronic materials properties, to aid the development of new materials and more efficient electronic components. The results will enable European industries to optimise devices and systems designed for 5G and IoT applications requiring ultra-low power, more energy efficient operation. 


Project website
Uncertainty Analysis in the Measurement of Switching Losses in GaN FETs Power Converters

2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)

Design of tunable power detector towards 5G applications

Microwave and Optical Technology Letters

Fabrication and Measurements of Inductive Devices for Scanning Microwave Microscopy

2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)

Investigating the potential of SiGe Diode in BiCMOS 55nm for power detection and datacom applications at 300 GHz

2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)

Other Participants
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
The University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Université de Lille (France)
Universite Des Sciences Et Technologies De Lille - Lille I (France)
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France)
University of Surrey (United Kingdom)