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S'pore Develops Chipset For Fast Data Transfer

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Yeo Kita Seng

Yeo Kita Seng

Credit: Nanyang Technological University

A microchip developed in Singapore can transmit data 1,000 times faster than Bluetooth.

The integrated, low-power 60 GHz chipset consists of an antenna, a full radio-frequency transceiver developed at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and a baseband processor developed at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research's Institute of InfoComm Research.

The chipset makes use of wireless millimeter-wave (mm-wave) technology to transmit large volumes of data while consuming little power. NTU researchers connected the antenna to a transceiver, which filters and amplifies the signals and passes them along to the baseband processor, which comprises nonlinear analog signal processing, digital parallel processing, and the decoder architecture necessary for lower power consumption.

"The mm-wave integrated circuit technology will enable new applications such as wireless display, mobile-distributed computing, live high-definition video streaming, and real-time interactive multi-user games," says principal investigator Yeo Kiat Seng.

The microchip can transmit large packets of information at 2 Gbps, which means smartphones and tablets will be able to transmit and receive data between electronics such as projectors and TVs without the need for cables.

From ZDNet Asia 
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