An excursion to Lantiq A GmbH, a project partner of Interact, was organized for master students and the Interact team. Most ISCD students of 1st and 3rd semester as well as Interact staff joined this interesting company visit.
Three presentations were planned. In the first presentation Mr. Manfred Preitnegger (Managing director of Lantiq A GmbH.) was introducing the Lantiq site in Villach. He was giving a good overview of the different Lantiq products and fields of applications. In the second presentation Mr. Peter Pessl (head of RF design group) was giving a very nice and demonstrative introduction to the different development and production steps of an integrated circuit. Mr. Alexander Kahl (Principal RF concept engineer) held the third presentation and he gave a detailed theoretical introduction to RF integrated circuits for WLAN applications. The requirements and specifications of the WLAN 802.11ac standard were presented and mapped to the resulting performance requirements and challenges for the different RF building blocks.
As a summary the Lantiq excursion was very successful and informative for all attendees, the students as well as for the more experienced research staff.