In a new study, researchers developed a new chip design to support the beyond-5G network of the future.
The research was conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.
Currently, the 5G wireless network is still in its early stages.
Previous studies have shown that the interconnected web of the Internet of Things and personal devices enabled by 5G will require higher data rates and lower latency.
Therefore, it is important to develop new technology to support the beyond-5G network.
In the current study, the team designed a new chip. The new chip is an advanced millimeter-wave frequency chip.
The millimeter-wave range is a spectrum of frequencies that may expand 5G and beyond-5G capabilities.
According to the researchers, the new chip can transfer multiple data streams simultaneously between users.
They found the two chip has two advantages. First, the chip has a highly reconfigurable, bi-directional architecture.
This means it can transmit or receive signals across a wide range of frequencies via a wide variety of signals.
Second, the chip supports full-duplex beamforming. This means it can transmit and receive simultaneously in the same frequency band.
The two advantages combined together can be a game changer in future mobile networks.
The new chip can greatly increase the amount of communications beyond-5G networks could support.
The team recently has created the first millimeter-wave multiple-input multiple-output chips.
The leader of the study is Jeyanandh Paramesh, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
The study is presented at the 2019 International Solid-State Circuit’s Conference (ISSCC).
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