In the past three years, Solmates has successfully collaborated within the European Horizon 2020 HAMLET project (Heterogeneous Advancement and hybrid integration of polyMer and tripLEx platform for Integrated Microwave PhoTonics).
Within this consortium Solmates focused on the integration of its unique wafer-based piezoelectric processes with the silicon Triplex applications from LioniX International. The combination of silicon integrated photonics with Solmates industrialized thin film PZT process led to the development of MicroWave Photonic modules containing piezoelectric stress induced tuning mechanisms.
The devices developed within HAMLET form a hybrid photonic integrated platform that exploits the full potential of the microwave photonics technology and paves the way for introducing novel optical transceivers to the 5G ecosystem to seamlessly interface the optical fronthaul and radio access at the remote antenna units. The capabilities and the potential of HAMLET optical beam forming technology have been demonstrated live, on 4th September 2019, to the representatives of two of the biggest telecom companies in Greece. A very successful closing of a very successful project!