Department of Electrical Engineering

Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWTe)

We are creating a coherent, integrated approach to wireless systems, from the propagation of radio waves up to and including optical and wireless access networks. Our goal is to push boundaries and explore new applications of wireless technology.

Multidisciplinary, application-oriented research into wireless technologies

The CWTe is a collaboration of five research groups of the Electrical Engineering department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e): Electromagnetics (EM), Integrated Circuits (IC), Signal Processing Systems (SPS), Electronic Systems (ES) and Electro-optical Communication (ECO). We focus on four programs: Ultra-High Data-Rate Systems, Ultra-Low Power and Internet-of-Things Communication, Terahertz Technology, and Radio Astronomy.

Our programs

Colloquia and Symposia

An overview of all our Research Retreats, CWTe bi-monthly colloquia, Other Colloquia and Symposia.

All-in-one for wireless communication

The CWTe integrates various laboratories designed for research on wireless antennas covering an area of 700 square meters: from near-field scanning (the testing of antennas in a small space), to the testing of new chips on wafers. The facilities include a fully shielded metal room in which the most sensitive electronics can be measured. In a system integration lab, chips can be linked to other components. In particular, the combination of the various laboratories and the clustering of the associated expertise in one place make the CWTe unique in Europe.

The CWTe laboratories are fitted with a traditional anechoic chamber of 28m² that facilitates antenna measurements from 500MHz till 40GHz. Next to classical far-field measurements it also supports planar near-field measurements of large connectorised antenna systems up till 90GHz.

Partnering with CWTe

The synergy of fundamental science and industrial application could generate substantial gains for partners collaborating within the Center for Wireless Technology. Such a collaborative approach ensures that the scientific research keeps a focus on the various technological, economic and regulatory demands that influence the application framework. The outcome is a virtuous circle whereby science and application reinforce and enhance each other. There are three levels of CWTe participation.

Meet some of our Researchers

Listening to signals coming from space

“The thirty million from Minister Van Engelshoven guarantees that we can participate in building an international project that we ourselves initiated,” says Mark Bentum, TU/e professor of Radio Science. Last week in her science letter to the Lower House, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) stated her intention to invest in the construction of the world's largest radio telescope. What makes this telescope so special, what purpose is it being built to serve and what role will the Netherlands be playing? Read more

by Cursor