Path: EDN Asia >> News Centre >> Communications/Network >> Fastest RF chip created in South Korea
Communications/Network Share print

Fastest RF chip created in South Korea

14 Mar 2013  | Elmie Gonzales

Share this page with your friends

According to a Yonhap news report, the South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology claims that a team of local scientists have successfully developed the world's fastest RF chip.

The ministry added that the new chip is ideal for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The chip's size is smaller compared to what's currently available in the market, as it needs only one antenna for transmission of both outgoing and incoming data.

According to the research team from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), their chip can wirelessly send and receive data at 10Gbit/s using a 60GHz waveband. This means that the chip will only take 3.76 seconds to transmit a 4.7 gigabyte movie, while it can take conventional WiFi or Bluetooth over 200 to transmit the same file.

"It is a key new technology that can greatly increase the competitiveness of the country's smartphones. The chip can also replace various cables that existing televisions require, which means it can be used not only in smartphones but also in other mobile devices, such as cameras," Park Cheol-soon, a KAIST professor in charge of the research, was quoted as saying.




Want to more of this to be delivered to you for FREE?

Subscribe to EDN Asia alerts and receive the latest design ideas and product news in your inbox.

Got to make sure you're not a robot. Please enter the code displayed on the right.

Time to activate your subscription - it's easy!

We have sent an activate request to your registerd e-email. Simply click on the link to activate your subscription.

We're doing this to protect your privacy and ensure you successfully receive your e-mail alerts.


Add New Comment
Visitor (To avoid code verification, simply login or register with us. It is fast and free!)
*Verify code:
Tech Impact

Regional Roundup
Control this smart glass with the blink of an eye
K-Glass 2 detects users' eye movements to point the cursor to recognise computer icons or objects in the Internet, and uses winks for commands. The researchers call this interface the "i-Mouse."

GlobalFoundries extends grants to Singapore students
ARM, Tencent Games team up to improve mobile gaming


News | Products | Design Features | Regional Roundup | Tech Impact