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Fastest RF chip created in South Korea

14 Mar 2013  | Elmie Gonzales

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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.

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