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Optical Technology and Electronics

Optical Technology and Optoelectronics for Optical Communications, microwave circuits and antennas, Microelectronics, programmable logic and dynamic reconfiguration.

At CTM we integrate advanced skills in optical communications, microwave circuits and antennas, microelectronics (design and testability), programmable logic and dynamic reconfiguration.

Our research activities in optical communications and microwaves include the analysis and design of radio systems based on optical fibres (radio over fibre), signal processing in optical systems and in next generation passive optical networks, monitoring failures in optical networks, resource optimisation in Optical Burst Switching networks, the development of optoelectronic transceivers and the design of compact antennas for next generation mobile networks.

At CTM our research activities in microelectronics and programmable logic include the design and testability of circuits, the characterisation and adaptive correction of performance, analogue computing, A/D and D/A conversion, image processing and dedicated computing applications in reconfigurable logic, methodologies for dynamic reconfiguration, hardware/software co-design and Very Large Scale Integration design.


  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Q-Star Test
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Temento Systems
  • TIMA
  • University College London
  • Delft University of Technology
  • CERN
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • Universidade do Algarve
  • IMS Bordeaux
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • University of Essex
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia


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