MIMAX is a European Union funded project within the 7th Framework programme, with a total cost of €3,7M. The project develops smart radio access in wireless communication networks. Since mobile wireless communication represents a rapidly growing market segment, existing network infrastructures will not be able to tackle the increased amount of data and users in the near future. Therefore, innovative and novel concepts to overcome these limits are needed. In this context, MIMAX develops a smart MIMO transceiver in state-of-the-art silicon technologies that allows a significant improvement concerning the relationship between performance at the one hand and power consumption and costs on the other hand.

    The project started in January 2008 and ends in December 2010. Six partners from the industry, research institutes and universities from four different European countries are involved in the development. The partners are Technische Universität Dresden, Project Coordinator (Germany), University of Cantabria (Spain), IHP Microelectronics (Germany), TTI Norte (Spain), T-Connect S.r.l. (Italy) and PrimeTel Plc (Cyprus). The partners bring profound expertise into the project and the industrial end-users from different countries open a significantly large business potential for MIMAX, which will concentrate on the Wi-Fi application at 5 GHz.

    The official project’s website is available at www.ict-mimax.eu