LONDON The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has awarded Euros 6 million towards a project at Aalborg University in which the researchers there will work with Infineon Technologies and Agilent Technologies on topics such as high performance, easy test infrastructure and low power consumption.
The effort will secure jobs, provide regional development and ensure that Northern Jutland once again is at the forefront of communications technology developments.
As part of the project, Agilent will establish a research and development presence in Aalborg.
The new team will work on advanced aspects of 4G test. The company stresses that in the development of wireless technologies, testing procedures are some of the most complex and time-consuming processes.
The test phase usually takes up to a third of the total time spent, but in cooperation with Agilent the so called 4GMCT consortium aims at making the test phase more efficient by testing continuously through the process and thereby making the final product cost effective and more cost-competitive.
"This is ... a great opportunity to get a manufacturer of chips, a research and development lab for test and a university working together," commented Professor Preben Mogensen of the University's department of electronic systems.
"The grant from Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation is a boost to creating new possibilities and it will positively affect our capabilities," added Professor Mogensen. "On its own, Aalborg University would have had difficulty establishing an activity of this scale in 4G research and competence development."
"This new R&D effort offers broad possibilities for contribution and will have significant impact on delivering on the promise of 4G technology", said Steve Newton, vice president and director of Agilent Technologies' Measurement Research Laboratory.
Meeting the challenges of wireless communications test
The long test road to LTE
LTE: System Overview, Product Development, and Test Challenges