CREW offers Open Access

CREW is in continuous Open Access phase to support your experiments free of charge!

Final public event & Globecom tutorial

CREW will present its final results at the Wireless Community event (Leuven, Belgium, 29 October 2015, more info) and organises a hands-on tutorial at Globecom (San Diego, USA, 10 December 2015, more info)

CREW PORTAL: access the CREW facilities

Interested in using the CREW facilities?
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Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1,750 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2009, imec's revenue (P&L) was 275 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at The wireless program of imec is part of the smart systems business line, and hosts ~ 55 researchers, of which ~ 1/3 hold a PhD degree, and ~ 15 PhD students.

Tasks in this project

Provide low-cost, low-power yet high-performance solution for spectrum sensing. Defining, implementing and benchmarking usage scenarios and test cases for spectrum sensing, through federation with the other partners. Assist external experimenters in defining their tests, sustainability of sensing solution in the testbed. WP leader.


The R&D expertise of imec is focused around 3 main research themes: Cognitive reconfigurable radios, Gbit/s radios @ Mm-wave, and Ultra Low power radios and sensor networks. The activities cover a wide range of wireless system and implementation challenges, including: system exploration, air interface studies for algorithm-architecture co-design and cross-layer optimization, HW and SW realizations, models & simulators, and (wireless) prototypes. The department publishes ~ 100 papers per year, in the top conferences and journals in the fields of communications, solid states, and signal processing.