Made in IBM Labs: IBM Scientists Unveil Highly Integrated Millimeter-Wave Transceiver for Mobile Communications and Radar Imaging applications
Researchers invent solution that seamlessly brings together 4 integrated chips and 64 antennas in a single package for mobile and transportation solutions
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SEATTLE, WA – 04 Jun 2013: Scientists from IBM have achieved a milestone in creating a phased-array transceiver that contains all of the millimeter-wave components necessary for both high data-rate communications and advanced-resolution radar imaging applications. The newly demonstrated integrated circuits (ICs) tackle data bottleneck issues for mobile communications applications and allow radar-imaging technology to be scaled down to the size of a computer laptop.
Advanced radio frequency integration has been a key driver in the explosive growth of mobile device capability and sophistication. Millimeter-wave bandwidth has the ability to support Gb/s wireless communications, dramatically expanding opportunities for mobile backhaul, small cell infrastructure, and data center overlay network deployment. (more…)