Sivers Wireless gets €0.6M grant from ESA
Grant will cover funding for the design of satellite communication chips over the next 1.5 years
Sivers Semiconductors has announced that it's business unit Sivers Wireless has been awarded €0.6 million from the European Space Agency (ESA). The grant will cover funding for the design of a Q-/V-band direct quadrature demodulator chip for space applications.
While today’s satellite communication links primarily operate in the Ku (10-15GHz) and Ka (17-31GHz) frequency bands, there is increasing interest in the higher bands, such as Q (33-50GHz) and V (40-75GHz) bands, for next-generation higher data rate satellite links.
“Q-/V-band will enable Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS), through the unlocking of this massive new available bandwidth at these higher mmWave frequencies, which will drive the next-generation LEO and MEO satellite constellations,” said Anders Storm, CEO Sivers Semiconductors.
“This is the third federal funding award that Sivers Wireless has received in less than six months. Sivers has now been acknowledged by three major government organisations in a very short time period. This grant from ESA solidifies our position as a trustworthy vendor in the satellite communication space, as grants from EU, ESA and DARPA are only received by major ecosystem vendors. It is extremely exciting to be selected by such a well-established organisation as ESA.”