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    Arralis wins The Irish Times Innovation of the Year Award 2016

Arralis wins The Irish Times Innovation of the Year Award 2016

The Irish Times Innovation Awards proved a very successful event for Arralis this year, winning the IT and Telecommunications Award as well as the overall prize for Innovation of the Year for its 94GHz radar chipset. Arralis’ 94GHz radar chipset has a wide range of applications including aiding unmanned landings by spacecraft, drone guidance systems, air defence systems, airport radar, driverless cars as well as internet and next generation 5G telecommunications.

The awards ceremony which took place on the 5th of October at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, showcased Ireland’s top innovative talent in the various sectors and had received applications from over 300 companies. The event was attended by over 220 people which included Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Ireland’s Minister for Job, Enterprise and Innovation.

Speaking from the event, company CEO Barry Lunn said, “to be recognised as the “Innovation of the Year” by such a distinguished panel of judges and the paper of record is a real honour for Arralis. Denver and team took on an immense technical challenge and conquered it and I’m delighted they’ve gotten this award from their innovative peers. Within an hour of winning we had messages of support from customers in the US and Asia which proves local recognition can lead to global impact”

As overall winner, Arralis will receive a communications and advertising package from The Irish Times worth in excess of €150,000, as well as a UCD Smurfit Business School scholarship for an Executive Education programme commencing in 2017.

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By |October 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis launches new W band devices at European Microwave Week, London

Arralis launches new W band devices at European Microwave Week, London

Today Arralis, the world leading W band device manufacturer, has added a number of new MMIC devices to its extensive product range. The new power amplifier, image cancellation mixer and variable attenuator come in response to new advance system requirements.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz.

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TU-W1330305 is a 4-stage MMIC power amplifier that covers frequencies from 92GHz to 96GHz. The TU-W1330305 provides up to 20dB of flat, stable gain, and a power output of more than 18dBm from a 4V supply voltage and remarkably low current at just 210mA.

Image Cancellation MMIC Mixer, 92 – 96GHz
TU-W1340310 is an I/Q MMIC diode mixer with integrated quadrature coupler for single sideband upconverter operation. TU-W1340310 is fabricated using GaAs Shottky diode technology and is designed for output frequencies in the range from 92GHz to 96GHz using either fixed IF and varying LO (86GHz – 90GHz) or fixed LO and varying IF (2GHz – 6GHz) signals, The circuit employs a double rat race configuration to effectively cancel image signals without filtering and offers superior signal to noise performance.

GaAs PHEMT MMIC Attenuator/ SPST Switch, 90 – 100GHz
The TU-W1401601 is a GaAs PHEMT diode based SPST switch and variable attenuator with a single input and output. The attenuation value may be adjusted to any value within the specified attenuation range. The chip is manufactured on a 50um substrate with 100um gate length. All bond pads and the die underside are gold plated. The control voltage ranges from +1.5V to -1.5V, the latter giving maximum attenuation

A packaged version of each device is also available with WR10 waveguide input and output on request.

Speaking from the European Microwave Week in London Arralis CTO, Mike Gleaves […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis releases the world’s first 94GHz transmit and receive core chips at IMS2016, San Francisco

Arralis releases the world’s first 94GHz transmit and receive core chips at IMS2016, San Francisco

The chips bring 94GHz into commercial radar and communications applications such as 5G and autonomous vehicles.

Arralis, the leading developer of 94GHz technology, has developed another world first with the launch of fully integrated transmit and receive 94GHz core chips at IMS2016. The devices make the highly desirable attenuation window of 94GHz available for commercial applications such as fully autonomous radar for drones and automotive as well as ‘wireless fiber’ communications speeds for 5G backhaul.

Speaking from San Francisco the company’s CTO, Mike Gleaves, welcomed the opportunity to showcase the unique products. “Our focus at Arralis is scale and integration which for our customers means easier system development and lower cost. These transmit and receive chips deliver both which is quite an achievement and further delivers on our promise to our customers that we would make our aerospace technology integrated and available for commercial applications”, said Gleaves.

The devices are currently in the hands of Arralis’ lead customers with full commercial roll out in the coming months.

This release adds to Arralis’ family of W-band Millimetre-wave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (MMIC) devices. Traditionally 94GHz has been used almost exclusively in the military radar market due high cost and difficulty of integration. 90-100GHz is very attractive due to its ultra-small system size, high resolution and unique propagation (long range) features. Arralis’ technical and scale achievements enable this frequency to be used in a wide range of commercial applications including 5G, mega constellations, drones, driverless vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, Arralis manufactures complementary electronic beam forming and scanning antennas, including the use of metamaterials, further empowering their customers with unique technology solutions.

The MMIC’s are PHEMT GaAs devices that measure just 5.2mm x 2.2mm. The chips’ function […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments|

Arralis to attend upcoming Air Shows

Arralis will be exhibiting at the leading global Air Shows this year: Berlin Airshow 2016 (1 – 4 Jun), Paris Air Forum 2016 (21 Jun), Toulouse Space Show 2016 (28 – 30 Jun).

Berlin Airshow 2016 (1 – 4 Jun)

Exhibitors from 40 countries and more than 120,000 trade visitors will attend the Berlin Airshow 2016. The German aerospace exhibition is a must-attend event for all international industry experts. This is where companies and organizations meet, as well as top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every segment of the aerospace and aviation industry: Commercial aviation, Space, Defense and Security, Equipment, Engines and Materials, Helicopter, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/UAV) und many more aerospace services.

Paris Air Forum 2016 (21 Jun)

The Paris Air Forum is a unique platform where entrepreneurs, engineers, top managers, intellectuals, politicians and the younger generation can meet and exchange. With a range of speakers throughout the day the conference is a great information platform and networking opportunity.

 

Toulouse Space Show 2016 (28 – 30 Jun)

The Toulouse Space Show (TSS) is a major global forum dedicated to the progress in space infrastructure, technologies and applications. It gathers about 2,000 participants from many European and International countries around plenary sessions based on high level keynotes, round tables, exhibitions and demonstrations.

 

About Arralis
Arralis, a Limerick-based company with a design centre in Belfast, specialises in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite markets. The company has developed world-leading expertise in Radio Frequency, micro and millimetre-wave technology. Their products, which are the ultimate in precision and innovation, are used in both global and space environments where accuracy and reliability are critical. Arralis manufactures millimetre wave semiconductor devices, modules and antennas and provide […]

By |May 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis’ 94GHz Radar Chip is the European Space Agency Technology of the Week

Arralis’ 94GHz Radar Chip is the European Space Agency Technology of the Week

View the full article on the ESA website here.
“A close-up glimpse at part of a microchip designed to provide high-frequency radar for future space missions, or else boost the speed of satellite communications.

This integrated circuit – produced for ESA by Ireland’s Arralis company – is the centrepiece of a powerful 94 GHz radar system, offering nearly 10 times sharper resolution than the landing radar used by the Apollo missions to the Moon.

“It might make planetary landings much safer in future,” explains Barry Lunn, CEO of Arralis. “This mm-wave radar could identify small but hazardous rocks across a candidate landing zone, or else be used by a spacecraft in flight to identify and avoid adjacent debris.”

The Limerick-based company already markets high-frequency chips, modules and antennas to terrestrial markets, for uses including helicopter landing radar.

The high-frequency chip developed through the project – supported through ESA’s long-running General Support Technology Programme, looking to prepare promising products for the market – also has the potential to turbocharge terrestrial wifi speeds, along with space communications.

“The project team exhibited a very rapid learning curve, helping to bring these integrated circuits to a point where they could be taken up by future space missions,” adds Petri Piironen, managing the project for ESA.

“We have already begun a follow-project with Arralis, looking at the next level of product development: integrating these chips into radar modules.”

Cooperation between ESA and Arralis was coordinated through the Enterprise Ireland development agency.”
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About Arralis

Arralis, a Limerick-based company with a design centre in Belfast, specialises in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite markets. The company has developed world-leading expertise in Radio Frequency, micro and millimetre-wave technology. Their products, which are the ultimate in precision […]

By |February 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments|

Arralis to attend upcoming exhibitions

Arralis will be joining leading global players at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) in San Francisco (22 – 27 May), at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah (6 – 11 Aug), and at the European Microwave Week in London (3 – 7 Oct).

IMS 2016
IMS 2016 is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as numerous social events and networking opportunities. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition.

IMS 2015 Highlights:

Total participation of 8,626 including 4,633 conference and exhibit-only attendees from 56 countries.
Over 75 technical sessions, workshops, and panels sessions.
54 MicroApps sessions.
A record breaking exhibition with 620 exhibiting companies including 67 first-time participating companies.
Engineering Students played a large part in the event through numerous presentations as well as the student design competition, student paper competition, PhD Initiative, and Project Connect.
The STEM Program on Thursday had over 200 middle and high-school participants.
The symposium’s first ever Wearables + Wireless Pavilion, which showcased emerging wearable electronics that utilized RF and microwave technologies.
The debut of the RF Bootcamp, a three-quarter day course for newcomers to the microwave world.

Visit Arralis at IMS 2016 at booth 446.

Small Satellite Conference 2016
Arralis will also attend the Small Satellite Conference 2016 in Logan, Utah, USA from the 6th to the 11th of August. For 30 years, the Small Satellite Conference has been a place where innovators, engineers, problem solvers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and dreamers alike have come together to challenge what we know and push the bounds of what can be done. These pioneers have created a space industry where small […]

By |February 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis awarded multi-system radar contract from the European Space Agency

Arralis awarded multi-system radar contract from the European Space Agency

Irish Prime Minister/An Taoiseach congratulates Arralis on €400,000 multi-system radar contract from the European Space Agency

Today, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD was on hand to observe the signing of a significant European Space Agency contract awarded to Arralis, a technology company servicing the aerospace sector, founded and based in Limerick. The contract signing took place during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to the Netherlands and Germany and is an extension of previous work for the agency, where Arralis successfully delivered their world beating semiconductor technology.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz. As part of this contract Arralis will deliver a series of 94GHz subsystems with space end-use applications, such as massive data rate satellite to satellite communications and unmanned landing of spacecraft.

Speaking from the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands, An Taoiseach said, “We are seeing a steady increase in the number of companies in Ireland engaging with ESA in developing technologies for the global space market with the active support of Enterprise Ireland.  ESA is at the heart of Europe’s space ambitions and it is inspiring to see Irish companies like Arralis contribute to the new technologies that are in demand by the space industry and which form the foundations of European Space programmes now and in the future”.

The 94GHz communications system developed, by Arralis, will allow future spacecraft to communicate at speeds that to date, have been unattainable. The explosion in data gathering by space probes, including high resolution imagery and video, has created a requirement for massive wireless data rate communications. With 3.17 billion worldwide data hungry internet users, demand is also steadily increasing for improved access. Back on […]

By |January 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis wins on the double at the IEA Export Awards and the Limerick Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015.

Arralis wins on the double at the IEA Export Awards and the Limerick Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015.

// November 13th proved a busy night for Arralis as the company picked up two prestigious awards recognising the company’s impressive growth in 2015. CTO Mike Gleaves, accepted the High Potential Exporter Award 2015 (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland) at the Irish Exporter Awards in Dublin. Julie Sinnamon, CEO at Enterprise Ireland, presented the award to Mike. The Export Industry Awards 2015 is the premier event recognising the remarkable achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland. Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Hugh Kelly, President of the Irish Exporters Association said: “The Irish Exporters Association Annual Awards are so important because they acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the most important sector in Ireland’s economy.

On the same night, Arralis won the Emerging Business Award (sponsored by LIT) at the 2015 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards. Company CEO Barry Lunn, was proud to accept the prominent award on behalf of the company in his home city. To attain the award the company must be able to demonstrate long term vision with regard to financing sustainable business growth and job creation plans for the region. Over 430 of the region’s top business leaders and government officials attended the annual dinner and awards ceremony which featured a keynote address by Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD.

 

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By |December 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments|
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    Arralis wins place at UK’s largest innovation show and announces a new contract win from the UK Ministry of Defence for GNSS antenna

Arralis wins place at UK’s largest innovation show and announces a new contract win from the UK Ministry of Defence for GNSS antenna

Arralis GNSS antenna wins place at UK’s largest innovation show.
Exhibit coincides with announcement of a new contract win from the UK Ministry of Defence for the unique technology

Arralis has beaten tough competition from across the country to win a place to showcase its product at the UK’s largest innovation show this month.

Arralis was one of 100 companies to be selected to unveil its innovation to over 3,000 attendees at Innovate 2015 on November 9th and 10th at Old Billingsgate in London.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz. Using their expertise in antenna design and material science, they have developed a wearable Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Antenna. The Antenna is multi-frequency and facilitates extremely precise Position, Velocity and Time (PVT) information for the receiver.

Uniquely wearable due to its low Space (80x80x5mm), Weight (3-5g) and Power (passive, zero current draw) (SWaP) properties, this unique innovation is printed on a flexible substrate making it low cost and durable.  Military, law enforcement, aerospace, mobile telecommunications, logistics, emergency management and infrastructure applications can all derive huge benefits from the low SWaP antennae array.

The company’s attendance at Innovate 2015 coincides with Arralis being awarded a production contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its wearable GNSS Antenna, being showcased at the event.

Speaking on the announcement of their selection for Innovate 2015 and MoD contract awarding, Arralis CEO, Barry Lunn said “We are really looking forward to Innovate 2015 and are honoured to showcase beside the best of UK innovation. The fact that it comes on foot of a MoD contract for the technology is an endorsement that our antenna is not just unique but highly […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments|

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