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VTT Wireless access - More radio capacity with less energy
More radio capacity with
The market for wireless technology
is growing rapidly
By the year 2020 volume
of wireless data
communication will be
over 1000 times bigger
and there will be at least
100 times more wireless
devices than today.
Major challenges are caused by capacity demand,
increasing complexity and energy consumption.
Also critical infrastructure is increasingly
dependable on wireless communication
VTT offers wide range of solutions
to overcome these challenges.
Typical application areas are
Handling the capacity need of the radio
systems without major increase in energy
Ensuring needed HW performance
Verifying and improving SW performance
Designing antenna and other RF components
for complex radio systems
Our solutions for wireless access
Smart antennae and RF modules
Cognitive radio systems »
Air interfaces »
Radio system design and prototyping »
Future radio research »
Smart antennae and RF modules
Radiation pattern measurement services »
On-wafer and antenna characterisation
Security testing and analyses »
Security solutions for embedded systems »
VTT – intellectual property and commercialisation
VTT offers a reliable and direct channel for
acquiring protected technology.
We offer our customers access to a portfolio of
more than 300 patent families.
There are various ways to exploit these
Exclusive or non-exclusive licensing
IP transfer as a sales transaction
IP transfer as part of an interlinked research project
More radio capacity with
less energy for wireless
Cognitive radio systems
Value proposition: Increased capacity in radio systems, efficient
use of power and radio spectrum, reduced interference.
Competitive edge: Advanced solutions for radio and network
resource usage sensing and flexible management, machine learning,
optimisation and intelligent decision making and spectrum regulation.
Development phase: Several demonstrations done.
IP status: Several patents filed.
Arrangement for model-based learning in cognitive radio systems
Reciprocal learning for efficient channel selection in cognitive radio networks
Multi-criteria decision-making for dynamic spectrum sharing in a hybrid cooperative
wireless network, ASA/LSA concept
Method for data gathering and analysis in dynamic spectrum access systems
R&D infrastructure: Converged network lab, 4G test lab, LSA test bed, 5G
test bed. « BACK
Value proposition: Optimal solutions mean less interference and
Competitive edge: Solutions providing increased performance,
joint optimisation of performance and implementation complexity.
Development phase: Simulation models and proof of concepts.
Optimal nonlinearity compensations
Robust, reliable solutions for energy aware communications
Interference mitigation techniques
Physical layer techniques for compensation of wide delay spread
and rapid channel variation
R&D infrastructure: link and system level simulation models,
radio link prototyping environment, 4G test lab, 5G test bed.
Radio system design and prototyping
Value proposition: Speed up and increase quality of product and
system development. Right radio solution to right place.
Competitive edge: Front-line knowledge of modern radio system
design principles. Integration of cognitive network, test automation and
flexible HW/SW technologies and competencies.
Development phase: Demonstrations and pilot systems.
Active/Adaptive antennas, beamforming
UWB and other new concepts with possibly new frequencies
An integrated, adaptive and intelligent multi-technology testing
environment with configurable platforms for prototyping
R&D infrastructure: 4G lab, 5G testbed, configurable trial
Future radio research
Value proposition: Solution providing 5G level performance.
Competitive edge: Proven ability to create methods to increase
capacity in communication systems. Joint optimisation of performance
and implementation complexity, performance assessment in realistic
environment, close operation with regulation bodies.
IP status: Concepts and invention reports, publications in top level
scientific conferences and journals. Ability to create IP.
Air interface, radio resource management, prototyping and testing
technologies, enabling 10000x capacity increase of mobile
communication systems (5G) in energy efficient way.
IoT/M2M communication technologies to achieve 10ximproved energy
Technologies enabling wireless communication use in critical
Models about energy consumption and energy efficiency. « BACK
Value proposition: System-level modelling and simulation approach
of application workload and platform capacity models providing faster
development time with optimal cost effective solution (Absolut tool).
Competitive edge: Absolut is not limited to a specific application
field and it supports the modelling of large many–core systems. It
does not require final SW or HW for modelling or simulation. Absolut
has very easy modelling effort:
No instruction set simulation
Tools for creating application models from various sources of information
Tools for creating platform models from components in a model library
Development phase: Several real use cases implemented.
IP status: VTT’s proprietary tool.
Offering: Absolut modelling tool and performance analyses.
Value proposition: Removing performance and programmability
limitations of Chip Multiprocessor Architectures.
Competitive edge: Radically easier programming and higher
Development phase: Demonstrations available.
IP status: Patent pending.
Replica architecture model
Profound experience in processor, multi-/many-core, system-on-chip
and network-on-chip architectures
Extensive knowledge of both sequential and parallel programming
Communication system performance testing
Value proposition: Find out bottlenecks, improve performance.
Competitive edge: Novel equipment base, latest knowledge.
Market opportunity: For communication system integrators.
Development phase: System available.
IP status: Patents pending.
Test environment for novel and special cases
R&D infrastructure: LTE eNb Wrap-around testing environment.
Software testing tools and automation
Value proposition: Increase testing coverage and shorten the
Competitive edge: Holistic approach and model based testing.
Development phase: Proven methods by several customers.
IP status: OSMO Model Based Testing tool, RCA tool, GUIDriver
Interface Testing tool, Qosmet and Moset QoS measurement tools.
Offering: Holistic test automation development service, utilising
VTT’s model based testing, data fusion, management, analysing
and visualisation tools and methods. Testing services with support
of LTE eNb Wrap-around testing environment.
Value proposition: Hard control of battery use.
Competitive edge: Excellent knowledge of energy consuming
processes in devices.
Market opportunity: Number of battery operated components
increase all the time.
Development phase: Concepts and methods available.
IP status: Patents.
DVFS – Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Sharing
Monitoring and predicting capacity requirements
Monitoring and controlling core usage in multi-core systems.
Value proposition: First class design and prototyping of small
antennae and antenna arrays for small devices.
Competitive edge: Miniaturisation, integration, manufacturing
Development phase: Several solutions implemented to customers.
IP status: Several patented solutions.
Offering: Design of small antennae and antenna arrays.
R&D infrastructure: 2 anechoic chambers, test equipment for
antenna and material parameter measurements, SW: HFSS, CST,
IE3D, WIPL-D, AWR and Matlab.
RF front-end components and modules
Value proposition: First class design and prototyping of small RF
front-end components and modules.
Competitive edge: Unique design and integration capability of
antennae, RF front-ends and DSP, which all must go hand-in-hand.
Development phase: Several customer projects done.
IP status: Several patented solutions.
Offering: Services from design and fabrication to characterisation
Technologies: RF MEMS, ferroelectric varactors, BAW resonators, CMOS, InP GaAs,
SiGe, IPD, LTCC, bolometers, heterogeneous integration, TSV
Sub-systems: handsets, RFID, MMID, short range communication, sensing, imaging,
radars, point-to-point, test systems, low power wireless electronics
Circuits: receivers, transmitters, tunable/switchable phase shifters, filters, tuners,
matching networks, amplifiers, switch networks
Components: antennas, switches, transistors, varactors, mixers, multipliers, inductors,
R&D infrastructure: Testing facilities at VTT and MilliLab. « BACK
Micro and millimetre wave modules
Value proposition: First class design and prototyping of
microwave and millimetre wave modules.
Competitive edge: Substantial amount of experience in the field
of microwave and millimetre wave antennae, components, and
systems. The space related activities include ESA-projects.
Offering: Design of millimetre wave components, circuits, and
sub-systems. Experience includes technologies such as, CMOS,
SiGe, GaAs, InP and RF MEMS.
R&D infrastructure: MilliLab; Measurement capabilities span
from 30 GHz to 300 GHz, in addition to specialised measurement
capabilities up to 2 THz.
On-wafer and antenna characterisation services
Transmission and reflection measurements of planar samples:
Sample inside a transmission line (coaxial or waveguide)
Whole frequency band of the transmission line available
Free space measurement setup
Two free space measurements setups
Frequency ranges: 5-8.6, 8-12, 10-18, 26-40, 50-75, 75-110 GHz
Both electric and magnetic parameters of the sample can be
Best suitable for materials with high or medium losses
Measurement frequencies: 1, 2, 3 and 5 GHz
Cylindrical or planar samples
Calculation of material electric parameters
Accurate method for low-loss materials
For radiation pattern measurements VTT has two
anechoic test chambers:
The larger one (dimensions of 12m*12m*17m)
operates in the frequency range of 100 MHz -
The smaller one (dimensions of 4.4m*4.6m*8
m) is electromagnetically shielded and it
operates from 500 MHz upwards.
In the measurement of a small antenna the antenna feed
cable forms easily a part of the radiating system. In order
to get rid of this harmful effect an opto-electronic transmit
/ receive link has been developed in-house.
Radiation pattern measurement services
Security testing and analyses
Value proposition: Ensure and verify information security in
product design process.
Competitive edge: Holistic approach and competence for
security testing and analyses.
Development phase: Continuous activity in contract projects in
the various topics of cyber security.
Offering: Various information security testing and analysis
System penetration testing
Source code analysis
Analysis of programming habits, assistance for secure programming
Architectural security analysis of systems
Usability analysis in relation to information security issues
Security testing automation « BACK
Security solutions for embedded systems
Value proposition: Trustworthy platforms for embedded systems.
Competitive edge: Research and implementation experience of
security in embedded communication devices and systems.
Development phase: Several confidential customer projects done.
Offering: Design of customer specific security solutions for
OnBoard Credentials Platform Design and Implementation
On board platform for management of passwords and certificates in mobile
Secured and trusted environments for ubiquitous and embedded systems.
Software and infrastructure for authentication, authorization and cryptography in
networked embedded systems
Security and privacy solutions for Internet of Things (IoT)
Dr. Tapio Rauma
Key Account Manager
VTT Technical Research Centre of
Tel. +358 40 5268231