NICTA unveils transceiver for the wireless home and office of the future
The world’s first single-chip transceiver operating at 60 GHz, manufactured using CMOS technology, the most common in semiconductor manufacturing, was presented by the Australian research center NICTA.
The development allegedly paves the way for the wireless office and home of the future. Since the integrated transceiver is tiny, it can be easily integrated into a wide variety of devices. In addition, the 57-64 GHz range was not chosen by chance – its use does not require licensing, and the wide bandwidth allows you to achieve high speeds. According to the project participants, the technology they create will allow the transmission of multimedia data at a speed of up to 5 Gbps, which is an order of magnitude higher than the capabilities of the current generation of wireless communication, at ten times less cost. This means that the transfer of all equipment to wireless communication will finally become a reality.
The transceiver is the result of three years of work on the Gigabit Wireless Project. The project would not have been possible without close cooperation with leading industry representatives. For example, the 130nm RF CMOS process developed at IBM was used to make the transceiver.