VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is an RTO whose activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impact-driven and takes advantage from its wide multitechnological knowledge base to strengthen Finnish and European industrial competitiveness. VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders. VTT has a staff of 2109, net turnover in 2017 was 153,1M€ and other operational incomes were 82,3M€. Over the years, VTT has gained vast experience from participation and coordination of numerous European projects including R&D Framework Programme projects and other thematic frameworks and programmes. VTT is ranked among the leading European RTOs. In December 2017, VTT has been recognized with the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the European Commission.
Role in the project
VTT will lead WP2330 and be the main responsible of the design of the analog IP block ‘Radiation hardened Power On Reset’, POR. VTT will also participate in the Dissemination of Analog IPs, WP6100.
Significant infrastructure and/or any major items of technical equipment, relevant to the proposed work
VTT has design software needed for electric, mechanical, and thermal design of components, circuits, and sub-systems. This software includes Matlab, APLAC, Comsol Multiphysics, IE3D, Sonnet, Cadence and Mentor. MilliLab offers services in the fields of measurements, testing, characterisation, and design and development at millimetre wave and THz frequencies. Most of our measurement capabilities span from 30 GHz to 300 GHz, in addition to specialized measurement capabilities up to 2 THz. MilliLab is also an ESA External Laboratory on Millimetre Wave Technology. As an ESA External Laboratory, MilliLab specifically aims to support European space industry to meet the demands of future ESA missions. MilliLab is a joint laboratory between VTT and Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.
Linked projects and initiatives
SiGe VCO Block. ESA, ITT AO/1-7710/13/NL/EM. Development of a fully European source of high performance monolithic switchable VCO bank based on SiGe technology. Silicon vendor IHP. Evaluation and Characterization of a harmonized mixed signal ASIC flow. ESA, ITT AO/1-7794/14/NL/SW. Realization of a radiation hardened IP blocks such as POR, Comparator and Xtal Oscillator. Silicon vendor Atmel. THINGS2DO. ENIAC JU under grant agreement No 621221. A 0.4V extremely low power 32-bit CPU fully integrated with a DC-DC converter in STM 28nm FDSOI.