Scientists Move “Beyond 5G”

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Electrical engineers from the University of California Irvine are developing a new type of wireless transceiver that they say is nearly four times the speed of standard 5G wireless communications, reported In Compliance. The engineers believe their new “end-to-end transmitter-receiver” will boost radio frequencies into the 100-gigahertz territory.

According to In Compliance, engineers built the wireless transceiver from a 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip that they claim can process digital signals faster and more energy-efficiently than current iterations due to its digital-analog design. 

Fabrication comes at a lower cost than existing systems, according to the engineers.

“We call our chip ‘beyond 5G’ because the combined speed and data rate that we can achieve is two orders of magnitude higher than the capability of the new wireless standard. In addition…everyone can be given a bigger chunk of the bandwidth offered by carriers,” said Payam Heydari, NCIC Labs director and UCI professor of electrical engineering & computer science.

Scientists believe there are numerous potential applications for this new technology, including using it for communication, wireless data transfers and potentially eliminating fiber-optic cables. However, for now, scientists are working on developing and streamlining the “beyond 5G” technology.

August 6, 2019     

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