The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH) researches electronic and optical components, modules and systems based on compound semiconductors. FBH develops high-efficiency multi-functional microwave power amplifiers targeting the wireless infrastructure as well as mmWave front-ends for radar and imaging systems and broadband communications. In the field of optical components, FBH develops light sources from the visible to the ultra-violet spectral range: high-power diode lasers with excellent beam quality, UV light sources and hybrid laser systems. Applications range from medical technology, high-precision metrology and sensors to optical communications in space. The FBH is a competence center for III-V compound semiconductors and has a strong international reputation
Role in the project
FBH is responsible for the development of the transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for the receiver, which is a key component in the system. For this development, FBH will provide its InP DHBT technology with a cut-off frequency of currently > 500 GHz. In the course of the project, FBH will provide the latest technologies, as it is currently expanding the cut-off frequencies towards 700 GHz. FBH will also design and characterize the TIA and the data and components will be delivered to the consortium.