DecaWave

DecaWave

September 08, 2009 07:00 ET

DecaWave Partners With Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) for Antenna Design Research Expertise

- Partnership With Leading Dublin Technology Institute Delivers Optimised and Fully Customisable Antenna Solution

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2009) - DecaWave (www.decawave.com) the pioneering fabless semiconductor company has partnered with the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group (AHFR) for antenna design research expertise for its ground breaking ScenSor chip. The resulting antennas are optimised, but are fully customisable to client technologies and application needs and specifications. DecaWave's ScenSor has a wide range of standards-based applications for both Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceivers.

Led by Dr Max Ammann, the AHFR specialises in the analysis, design and measurement of RF and microwave antennas for wireless systems. With more than 10 years of applied research experience, AHFR has built an international reputation for innovative concepts and solutions to contemporary industrial challenges. They initially specialised on ultra wideband antennas as part of Science Foundation Ireland's Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research. This has led to several commercial exploitation opportunities backed by patents and Enterprise Ireland support. Under the partnership with DecaWave, DIT will receive a percentage of the revenue generated by the antenna associated with ScenSor sales. The partnership is supported by Hothouse, the technology transfer office at DIT.

"We are delighted to have such a world leading resource literally on our doorstep," says Ciaran Connell CEO DecaWave. "The antennas being developed for ScenSor at DIT by Dr Ammann and his team will be fully optimised for increased ranging and superior accuracy, but crucially they will also be fully customisable to the particular applications of client technologies, and ScenSor customers have already met and discussed their requirements with the AHFR team here in Dublin," he says.

"The antennas we are developing for DecaWave preserve the integrity of the transmitted signals," says Dr Max Ammann of the Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group. "The antennas also have a number of other advantages, which include low cost print manufacturing, and having a sharp pulse profile (called fidelity factor), which makes them particularly suited to ScenSor's ranging and positioning applications."

DecaWave is privately funded, and is supported by Enterprise Ireland.

Editors Notes

About DecaWave

DecaWave is a fabless semiconductor company specialising in the architecture and design of integrated circuits for communications equipment markets using/requiring the advantages afforded by ultra wideband technology. DecaWave's flagship product ScenSor is a complete, single chip CMOS ultra-wideband IC based on the IEEE 802.15.4a standard, and has applications in areas as diverse as manufacturing, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory & supply chain management. healthcare, security and manufacturing.

DecaWave is privately funded and is based in Dublin Ireland.

About Hothouse

Hothouse is the award winning Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. A magnetic energy hub, Hothouse draws in entrepreneurial and academic talent, ignites creativity and provides a dynamic environment to fast-track businesses and technologies to commercial success.

About AHFR

Dublin Institute of Technology's Antenna & High Frequency Research Group is led by Dr. Max Ammann and specialises in the analysis, design and measurement of RF and microwave antennas for wireless communication, medical and sensor systems. With more than 10 years of applied research experience and it has built an international reputation for innovative futuristic concepts and solutions to contemporary industrial challenges.

Contact Information

  • Curzon Associates (PR for DecaWave)
    Dave Rusk
    00 353 1 679 4055 or Mobile: 00 353 (0)87 2345605
    david@curzon.ie