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ARCOSIC Research e.U.

 Contact data
StreetGuntramsdorferstraße 103/16 
ZIP, City, Region 2340 - Mödling (Lower Austria) 
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 Contact person

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Wolfgang Konrad (Founder)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 1

 Central aim of organisation
We offer Research and Development in the areas of Advanced Radio COmmunication Systems and Integrated Circuits, and related software.

 Briefly describe your organisation
ARCOSIC Researchs founder, Dr. Wolfgang KONRAD, was born in Güssing, Austria,
in 1965.
He was awarded the degree of Dipl.-Ing. after graduating in Electrical Engineering / Communications from the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien), Austria, and the degree of Dr. techn. (with distinction) after finishing his doctoral studies in 2003 (while already working in industry).

Dr. Konrad worked as a researcher at the TU Wien (more than 5 years), mainly on adaptive (smart) antennas, digital beamforming, and lately, on efficient microwave power amplifiers on thin-film, and GaAs technologies under an ESA contract.

After leaving academia in 2000, Dr. Konrad joined Siemens AG, Austria. He held a position as Senior Expert, working on communication system design, antenna, RF, and microwave engineering, RFIC design, and consulting, mainly for internal customers, and under ESA contracts.

He was twice awarded the Siemens PSE VIP price, and is listed with a multitude of entries at the European Patent Office, EPO.

In late 2007, Dr. Konrad left Siemens AG to found his own company, ARCOSIC Research e.U., which is in business since summer, 2008.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Industrial Application     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Software Engineering and Testing     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Automation     
   - Sensor Technology     
- Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Embedded Systems     
   - Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Package     
   - Integrated Circuits     
   - Electronic circuits, components and equipment     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     
   - Design & Methods for Nanoelectronics     
   - Semiconductors     
- Radio Frequency Technologies     
   - High Frequency Technology, Microwave Technology     
   - Radar Technologies     
   - Narrow Band Technologies     
   - Satellite Technologies     
   - RFID     
   - Wireless & Mobile Communication     

 ICT keywords
RFIC, MMIC, RADAR, Antenna, Transponder, Radio, PCB, Simulation, Design
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Cooperative Projects

 RTD Experience
ARCOSIC Research offers research, and development services covering the whole spectrum of custom radio system design: from concept to product prototype development, from RF, micro- and millimeter wave bands to baseband, from antenna design, to RFIC design, and dedicated signal processing.

We are experienced in all of these demanding areas in industrial design projects, and are strongly networked both in academia and industry to leverage third-party point expertise, if appropriate.

We are considering systems up to Ku- band, however, with a strong focus on ISM band solutions below 6 GHz. While we use off-the-shelf RF components wherever technically and economically sensible, one of our main areas of future activity will be RFIC design (in CMOS, and bipolar Si(Ge) technologies). We target high-value solutions of low to medium volume, realized in technologies with 0.13 microns and larger feature sizes.

Additionally, we are active in the development of specialized software simulation tools to aid our work, and on contract basis on request.

Usually, our projects start with consulting services, and an initial research phase, during which we focus on specific aspects of the customers requirements. This is followed by the development of a proof-of-concept prototype, or demonstrator. For low volume designs, we offer also the subsequent product development. For higher volumes, the customer develops the final product according to his in-house development process. ARCOSIC Research supports and escorts the customer during this venture on request.

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2014-04-15 / 2014-04-15