COLLABORATIVE R&D – FLEXYRADIOIn the field of defense communications, the radio products are following the same trend as in the civil filed, namely the wish for the operational to have more features, more bands, all in an equivalent format but often more compact. This implies an effort of miniaturization especially for the Radio frequency part, and this with a reduction of consumption without compromising the performances. As well, the ‘roadmap’ of large manufacturers in the sector of the ADC (Analog-Digital Converter) does not meet the needs of defense for these tactical radio applications. To meet future technological challenges required by the new operational requirements, it is essential to offer breaking RF architectures.
The project responds to dual needs, expressed by Thales for the defense and by designers such as Orange communications systems, Ericsson, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent in civil (Nokia – 5 G). To meet these needs, it is necessary to: