TMY Technology Inc. (TYMTEK) has partnered with Celanese, a chemical and specialty materials company, to present their new dual-polarization antenna-on-chip (AoC) technology made with Micromax® (formerly DuPont MCM) GreenTape™ low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) at Satellite 2023 in Washington D.C. TMYTEK will be showcasing their technology at two booths: one located within Taiwan Space (booth #2553) and another at booth #2754.
According to data from the U.S. Satellite Industry Association and TrendForce, the economic output of the global space industry was approximately $386.4 billion in 2021, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.1 percent, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2040. In 2021, the satellite industry's output was about $282.8 billion, accounting for 73.26 percent of the entire space industry. It is estimated that by 2023, the global satellite industry's output value can reach $308.3 billion and will increase to $370.6 billion by 2030.
TMYTEK's new dual-polarization AoC boasts a wide bandwidth of 22 percent, stable ±1 dB gain and symmetrical radiation, providing a low loss, high-reliability and durable solution, resulting in a performance increase of 5 to 10 percent. The Micromax® GreenTape™ LTCC material, supplied by Celanese, enables the production of compact, high performance antennas suitable for use in satcom, automotive and other industries.
"We are excited to showcase our innovative ESA solution at Satellite 2023 with Celanese," said Su-Wei Chang, founder and president of TMYTEK. "Through our partnership with Celanese, we have been able to leverage their expertise in advanced materials to develop a low loss and high-reliability electronic substrate for our AoC. TMYTEK’s dual-polarization AoC is made using Micromax® GreenTape™ LTCC technology, which offers several advantages over traditional substrates. LTCC provides high thermal stability, excellent electrical performance and the ability to integrate multiple passive components in a single package. These benefits enable our AoC to deliver high effective isotropic radiated power and ultra-low size, weight and power."
Ethan Lin, co-founder and vice president of TMYTEK, expressed his excitement about the new technology by stating, "Our goal is to simplify and streamline the deployment of satellite communication systems. Our ESA solution and RF Testing Solution do just that, reducing capital expenditures, operating expenditures and total cost of ownership for our customers."
“We’re delighted to supply Micromax® Greentape™ 9KC LTCC material, winner of the 2022 R&D 100 Award, to TMYTEK’s latest antenna module.“ said Daniel Barish, global strategy and west commercial leader, Celanese Micromax® Electronic Inks and Pastes. “Collaborations with TMYTEK not only enable more flexible mmWave design and testing solutions, but also demonstrate our commitment to advancing innovations to address customer challenges since joining Celanese Engineered Materials.”