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Tyndall and Arralis sign €400,000 research deal

Tyndall and Arralis sign €400,000 research deal to develop a high-volume manufacturing process for scaling mmWave integration and packaging technologies.

New mmWave HVM Process to be developed by Arralis and Tyndall

Cork and Limerick, 19 February 2019: Leading Irish tech manufacturer, Arralis, has entered into a €400k research development agreement with Tyndall National Institute, to develop a next generation mmWave fabrication technology for use in applications such as autonomous vehicles, satellite communications, 5G and radar imaging.

Welcoming the collaboration and investment, Tyndall’s Senior Staff Scientist Dr James Rohan said, “We are delighted to work with Arralis on this exciting project which combines Tyndall’s micro-fabrication expertise in thick-film electrochemical simulation, processing, integration and testing with the design capabilities of Arralis for the rapidly developing mmWave device market.”

Supported by Enterprise Ireland through the Innovation Partnership programme, the development of new Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits, MMICs, is vital given the growth of data-centric traffic, increased demands on our current communications networks and future Internet of Things (IoT) application requirements including autonomous vehicles and satellite communications.

“Our data-hungry society demands constant, uninterrupted access to more and more information, and this demand will only increase in the future. New cost-effective, high-volume and geometry-scaled mmWave manufacturing is needed to meet future IoT demands. The partnership of two leaders in this area, Arralis and Tyndall, will enable us to take a step closer to global interconnectivity through new integrated mmWave technologies,” said Marie Bourke, Arralis Business Process Manager and Technical Programme Manager.

As autonomous vehicles require unimpeded data access to connected vehicles, Ka and W band wireless communications are essential. Ka band supports high data rates, device connectivity, data collection and traffic handling capacity at lower latency than current technologies, leading to the expectation that 5G […]

By |February 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tyndall and Arralis sign €400,000 research deal|

Arralis features in Microwaves & RF Magazine

Arralis’ Rotman Lens’ Electronic Beam Steering Aims At 5G Signals.

This novel antenna configuration provides an inexpensive means of sending and receiving the millimeter-wave signals needed for moving large amounts of data in 5G wireless networks.

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By |November 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Arralis features in Microwaves & RF Magazine|
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    Arralis announces €2 million-euro ESA contract for Electronically Steerable Ka band Antenna for Future Science Missions.

Arralis announces €2 million-euro ESA contract for Electronically Steerable Ka band Antenna for Future Science Missions.

New product will allow future microvibration sensitive science mission spacecraft to communicate at high speeds.

Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar and wireless communications, today announced a €2 million-euro contract with the European Space Agency (ESA[1]) for a new electronically steerable Ka band antenna. Arralis is designing and developing the antenna for use in future ESA science missions, with potential applications in observatories at the Earth-Sun Lagrange points and ESA’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, designed to detect and accurately measure gravitational waves, and due to launch in 2034.

The communication technology being developed for use in space missions will also have commercial applications back on Earth. There is growing demand for low-power, lightweight steerable Ka band RF front-ends for the delivery of high speed, low latency internet bandwidth anywhere on Earth. This technology can be deployed in LEO, MEO and GEO communication satellites to greatly improve access to broadband.

The contract was secured with the support of Enterprise Ireland and the development work will be carried out in the Arralis HQ in Limerick supporting the company’s continued growth in Ireland.

Speaking about the announcement, Arralis VP of Business Development, Gary Soul, said, “We are delighted to continue working with the European Space Agency to deliver the world’s leading Ka band satellite communications products to the global space industry.”

Welcoming the announcement, John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research & Development, stated that Arralis is a prime example of how Government investment in ESA has supported the establishment and growth of high technology companies in Ireland and takes place in the context of the development of Ireland’s first National Space Strategy for Enterprise […]

By |September 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Arralis announces €2 million-euro ESA contract for Electronically Steerable Ka band Antenna for Future Science Missions.|

Arralis announces new Ka band phase shifters

New products unlock flat beam-steering antenna capability for 5G and on the go satellite communications

Space Tech Expo, Pasadena, CA, May 22nd, 2018:  Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar & wireless communications, today announced their new high-frequency analogue phase shifter MMIC products which allow >360 degree analog phase variation with low insertion loss covering two satellite Ka bands, 17-21GHz and 25.5-32.5GHz.

The product is ideal to track fast moving low earth orbit satellites because it is analog and has continuous phase variation, a great advantage over conventional digital phase shifters. The extended frequency range of the upper band chip is also suitable for the proposed 5G band and will be ideal for beam steering base stations. In addition, the added benefit of simplified assembly is possible as these chips are available with an integrated power amplifier.

This development is of great benefit to designers of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle and 5G systems as now a simple, reliable and flat beam steering and continuous tracking antenna can be realised. According to Mike Gleaves, the Arralis Group CTO, “at Space Tech we’ll be showing people our antenna solution, and highlighting how our new MMIC phase-shifters allow the development of high frequency electronically steerable flat antennas. We have in essence developed the technology that allows users to continuously track and communicate with Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellites in a form that can be easily placed within, or on the roof of a vehicle, aircraft, satellite or just about anywhere.”

This release completes the most extensive range of Ka band chips, aimed at the 17-21GHz and 27-31GHz mega-constellation frequency bands on the market. The full range, fabricated on a space qualified process, includes […]

By |May 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Arralis announces new Ka band phase shifters|

Arralis speaking at Mobility X Conference 2018

Former Arralis CEO, Barry Lunn, will be speaking at this year’s Mobility X Conference which takes place at Iveagh House in Dublin on Thursday 10th May. Barry’s session which begins at 3.30pm will cover the topic of radars and autonomous vehicles.

This one-day public conference is a unique opportunity to meet numerous self-driving car industry executives – from disruptive start-ups and CEOs of leading global corporations to technology investment groups – through inspiring speeches and personalised meetings. Network and learn from most innovative companies in the self-driving car industry. Learn about the safety of autonomous cars, how they will disrupt traditional industries like insurance, transportation and more, learn how soon self-driving cars be on our roads in Ireland, and what opportunities are there for companies in Ireland to take advantage of the changes coming to the automotive and transportation industry.

Register here http://mobilityx.co/

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Further press info:

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By |May 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Arralis speaking at Mobility X Conference 2018|
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    Arralis announces ESA contract for plug and play Ka band chipset

Arralis announces ESA contract for plug and play Ka band chipset

New product unlocks advanced capacity for mass consumer applications of on the go satellite communications

Paris Airshow, June 20, 2017: Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar & wireless communications, today announced a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for their new Leonis Ka band chipset, which will enable massive data rate communications speeds for commercial and science missions. This first phase Ka band Transceiver chipset contract is worth €650,000, which is awarded under ESA’s ARTES Competitiveness & Growth programme.

This first of its kind Ka band chipset comprises all of the circuits required to build a K band satellite and ground front end that will connect easily with high power amplifiers and antennas. Ka band is considered the next big thing for satellite technology with its smaller antennas and ground terminals, as well as dramatically lowered costs.

Ka band antennas are 400% smaller than their Ku band rivals which opens up the consumer and connected vehicle markets to high data rate and low latency satellite communications.

Companies such as Facebook, Inmarsat and SpaceX have recently announced their plans to use Ka band to provide broadband services around the globe with the initial SpaceX deployment consisting of an unprecedented 4,425 satellites with Ka band payloads.

Michael Harverson from ESA said, “Arralis are developing technologies that are in demand by the global space industry and which form the foundations of European Satellite Communications programmes now and in the future”.

The Leonis chipset was developed to meet the needs of the growing demand for low cost Ka band satellite equipment that is simple to interface with current digital internet hardware. Applications include 5G communications, airborne high speed Wi-Fi, low earth orbit […]

By |June 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Arralis announces ESA contract for plug and play Ka band chipset|