Electronic Design and Product Development
Innovation Boost

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.”

Werner K. Heisenberg, Nobel Prize in Physics

The consultant

Pier Faccin

Pier Faccin, MS-EE, provides his customers with a 30-year experience as R&D Manager and Product Designer in the field of the electronic design, offering a specialist, operational and management assistance aimed to concretely solving every problem. He acts as a consultant for innovation and new product development and he gets involved in all organizational, implementation and production aspects, using skills and tools aimed to achieving results, with a strategic approach and a focused vision.

He graduated in 1986 with a Master in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna and he has accumulated 30 years of experience working in the R&D area of various Telecommunications, Electronics, Automotive and Aerospace manufacturing industries. He has an excellent command of all the tools useful for planning, organizing and managing projects, for the design and implementation of Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave (MW) circuits as well as analogue and digital Hardware (HW) boards with related Firmware (FW) development.

He also has a deep knowledge of optical frequency, RF and time domain measurement techniques. As an expert in the design of Fibre Distributed Antenna System (F-DAS), he has an in-depth knowledge of the characteristics and operation of optical and electro-optical devices, as well as of the wireless technologies used in mobile radio systems and in the Internet of Things (IoT) applications. A significant experience in the protection of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) completes the picture. Qualified to practice as Professional Engineer since 1987, he is a member of Engineering Council of Forlì-Cesena province.

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The services offered

ELECTRONIC DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Analog, RF, and MW Circuit Simulations
  • RF/MW Circuit Design
  • Radio over Fibre (RoF) Link Design
  • RF/MW/RoF Devices Test & Qualification
  • HW/FW and PCB Design Development
  • Technical support for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Tests
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INNOVATION BOOST

  • Enabling technologies, Solutions and Strategic Suppliers Scouting
  • Open Innovation Management: enabling and driving the cooperation between SME and Universities and Research Centres
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FUNDED PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Project Proposal Preparation
  • Resource Accounting and Project Reports
  • Audit Management and Planning

IPR Management

  • Patent Intelligence for Competitor and Technology Area Benchmarking
  • Patent Applications Drafting and Pre-Filing Assistance

R&D Management

  • Precompetitive Development
  • Project Management

TRAINING AND EMPLOYEES DEVELOPMENT

The industry sectors served

AUTOMOTIVE

INDUSTRIAL

Smart City & Smart Building

Wireless Communications

Space

Electro-medical

The main achievements

HW/FW design and implementation of an end-of-line test equipment for a contactless detection of the presence of a ferromagnetic part inside the structure of an automotive component.

Technical support for the patent interference opinion about new technical finding applied to some of the latest generation of smartphones commercialised in Italy.

Design management of a new system to provide an electrical connection to an automotive component with electromechanical actuators and sensors.

HW development of a multi-frequency electro-medical apparatus equipped with touch sensing activation for RF Capacitive-Resistive electric transfer (CRet) therapy.

Investigation on the state of the art of Power Line Communication (PLC) technology suitable for energy management, building automation and for setting up an IoT sensor networks in the Smart City field of application.

Design and implementation of the electronic part of a test equipment for the production of a new generation of automotive components based on electromechanical actuators and position sensors.

Development of an Earthquake Early Warning algorithm for the estimation of the earthquake epicentre position by processing of the data coming from a random distributed IoT based seismic sensors network.

Feasibility study of an S-Band and an X-Band MW Transmitters for the downlink path of a Nanosatellite employed for earth observation and maritime surveillance. Design of the related S-Band Direct Conversion MW Transmitter.

Implementation of method for the design and rollout of the radio coverage for a Point to Multipoint wireless broadband network for the remote control of the Distribution Boards in Street Lighting Systems.

Field test of a LoRa (Long Range) module intended for smart energy management applications. Design of the radio coverage area for the related wireless Point to Multipoint network.

The main patents and patent applications

“An inventor is one who can see the applicability of means to supplying demand five years before it is obvious to those skilled in the art.”

Reginald A. Fessenden, Inventor and wireless pioneer

Method and System to Generate an Earthquake Early Warning

R. Pozzi, S. Fiore, L. Riveron Del Risco, P. Faccin, M. M. Taormina; Italian Patent Application No. IT201800002876 (2019), PCT Patent Application No. PCT/IB2019/051389 (2019)

Distributed Antenna System for MIMO Communications

P. Faccin and L. Tarlazzi; EU Patents No. EP2534765B1 (2018), EP3364553B1 (2018), US Patents No. 8,744,504B2 (2014), 9,413,439B2 (2016), 9,768,840B2 (2017), 10,644,761B2 (2020).

Lighting Infrastructure and Process for Installing the Infrastructure

G. Moretti, A. Grossi, and P. Faccin;
Italian Patent No. 1423955 (2016), PCT Patent Application No. PCT/IB2015/053077 (2015).

Distributed Antenna System for MIMO Signals

L. Tarlazzi, S. Brighenti, P. Faccin;
EU Patent No. EP2647133B1 (2013), US Patents No. 9,184,962B2 (2015), 9,246,559B2 (2016), 9,787,385B2 (2016), 10,700,754B2 (2018), Korean Patents No. KR20130124339A (2013), KR101967924B1 (2019), PRC Patent No. CN103563266B (2014).

Distributed Antenna System for MIMO Signals

L. Tarlazzi, S. Brighenti, P. Faccin;
EU Patent No. EP2510743B1 (2011), US Patent No. 8,396,368B2 (2013), Korean Patents No. KR101714611B1 (2017), KR20170048425A (2017), PRC Patents No. CN102792766B (2012), CN104852757B (2015).

Communications Network, in Particular for Telephony, with base stations connected to remote transceiver units

A. Casini, P. Faccin;
EU Patent No. EP1334630 (2004), U.S. Patent No. 7158789 B2 (2007).

Method and System to Generate an Earthquake Early Warning

R. Pozzi; S. Fiore, L. Riveron Del Risco, P. Faccin; M. M. Taormina
Italian Patent Application No. IT201800002876 (2019), PCT Patent Application No. PCT/IB2019/051389 (2019).

Distributed Antenna System for MIMO Communications

P. Faccin and L. Tarlazzi
EU Patents No. EP2534765B1 (2018), EP3364553B1 (2018), US Patents No. 8,744,504B2 (2014), 9,413,439B2 (2016), 9,768,840B2 (2017), 10,644,761B2 (2020).

Lighting Infrastructure and Process for Installing the Infrastructure

G. Moretti, A. Grossi, and P. Faccin
Italian Patent No.1423955 (2016), PCT Patent Application No. PCT/IB2015/053077 (2015).

Distributed Antenna System for MIMO Signals

L. Tarlazzi, S. Brighenti, P. Faccin
EU Patent No. EP2647133B1 (2013), US Patents No. 9,184,962B2 (2015), 9,246,559B2 (2016), 9,787,385B2 (2016), 10,700,754B2 (2018), Korean Patents No. KR20130124339A (2013), KR101967924B1 (2019), PRC Patent No. CN103563266B (2014).

Distributed Antenna System for MIMO Signals

L. Tarlazzi, S. Brighenti, P. Faccin
EU Patent No. EP2510743B1 (2011), US Patent No. 8,396,368B2 (2013), Korean Patents No. KR101714611B1 (2017), KR20170048425A (2017), PRC Patents No. CN102792766B (2012), CN104852757B (2015).

Communications Network, in Particular for Telephony, with base stations connected to remote transceiver units

A. Casini, P. Faccin
EU Patent No. EP1334630 (2004), U.S. Patent No. 7158789 B2 (2007).

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