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The Electromagnetic Compatibility Group (GCEM UPC) is participating in the ADVENT Project (Metrology for advanced energy-saving technology in next-generation electronic applications), which will develop new methods for measuring energy and materials, to optimize the next-generation of electronic devices.

The launch of fifth generation telecommunications (5G) in Europe in 2020 and the rise of the Internet of Things (IOT), with 50 billion devices connected, will significantly increase energy demand due to the continuous power consumption of the electronic devices required to deliver these technologies. The development of new low-power devices that support the sustainable adoption of these technologies requires traceable measurement techniques to characterize advanced materials and components and thus generate reliable, accurate data for efficient energy management systems.


The ADVENT project will provide traceable measurements of power and power losses, and will characterize properties of emerging electronic materials, to help in the development of more efficient new materials and electronic components. The results will enable European industries to optimize devices and systems designed for 5G and IOT applications that require ultra-low, more efficient energy consumption.

The European Project is funded by the European Metrology Research Programme, and involves the participation of metrology centres, companies and universities in seven European countries. The total budget is 2.5 million euros and the project will end in 2020.



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