Companies partner to revolutionise THz frequency technology

22-09-2023 | ERZIA Technologies | Test & Measurement

ERZIA Technologies and ACST GmbH have announced a strategic partnership to push the boundaries of frequency capabilities and meet the challenges of the developing RF landscape. With a focus on advancing technology to fulfil the demands of growing bandwidth and data capacity requirements, this collaboration marks a considerable step forward in the realm of THz frequencies.

The modern world's voracious appetite for faster and more efficient data transmission has driven the evolution of RF and Microwave technology. "This partnership between ERZIA and ACST represents a leap into the domain of THz frequencies, where significant bandwidth potential is coupled with notable technological hurdles," said David Diez, managing director at ERZIA, "to overcome these challenges and usher in the THz era, we have joined forces to develop a new line of products combining units from both companies."

At the core of this partnership lies ERZIA's state-of-the-art K-Band technology, noted for its reliability and performance. Integrated with ACST's expertise in multiplication capabilities, the collaboration has created a custom microwave amplifier to support ACST's innovative Amplification and Multiplication Chain (AMC) product line. This synergy enables the market to access an extensive range of AMCs, spanning from a few GHz to 1.1THz.

The culmination of the companies' actions is the ground-breaking product line named Compact Broadband AMCs. This product represents the successful integration of ERZIA's K-Band technology and ACST's multiplication capabilities and displays the combined unit's ability to transmit seamlessly across a wide frequency spectrum, from 45GHz to an exceptional 1.1THz. This unprecedented accomplishment opens a world of possibilities for applications ranging from biotechnology and radioastronomy to spectroscopy and beyond.

ACST recognised ERZIA as the ideal partner due to its 20-year track record of providing reliable and cutting-edge products. "Before ERZIA's involvement, we had been grappling with the challenge of integrating multiple setups to achieve the desired functionality. ERZIA's innovative technology provided the missing link that transformed ACST's product into a fully functional and efficient solution," said Diego Moro-Melgar, senior RF engineer and leader of the project.

By Seb Springall