Iranian Researchers Develop Beyond 5G Wireless Transceiver

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 14:25

Iranian researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new wireless transceiver which can enable ultra-fast data processing with less energy consumption.

According to an ISCA report, the research, published in the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, has been carried out by Payam Heydari, senior author, NCIC Labs director and UCI professor of electrical engineering & computer science and lead author and postgraduate researcher Hossein Mohammadnezhad, a UCI grad student at the time of the work who this year earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering & computer science.

Labeled an "end-to-end transmitter-receiver" by its creators in UCI's Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs, the 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip is capable of processing digital signals significantly faster and more energy-efficiently because of its unique digital-analog architecture, Science Daily reports.

"We call our chip 'beyond 5G' because the combined speed and data rate that we can achieve is two orders of magnitude higher than the capability of the new wireless standard," said Payam Heydari and added that academic researchers and communications circuit engineers have long wanted to know if wireless systems are capable of the high performance and speeds of fiber-optic networks.

Having transmitters and receivers that can handle such high-frequency data communications is going to be vital in ushering in a new wireless era dominated by the "internet of things," autonomous vehicles, and vastly expanded broadband for streaming of high-definition video content and more.


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