AsianScientist (Jan. 3, 2014) – A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) will collaborate with a Japanese engineering Firm, CM Engineering Co. Ltd (CME), to develop digital radio frequency (RF) technology for greater network coverage in telecommunications devices such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
Design limitations in conventional technologies result in cost and performance issues, which render them ineffective in meeting the increasing demand for data consumption. Digital RF technology displays an ease of technology scaling, as well as flexibility in re-configuration, allowing it to support multi-standards wireless systems with high performance yield at low cost.
The research collaboration will lead to the development of a functional prototype of WLAN digital-RF transceiver for extended wi-fi standards with higher frequency bands and service coverage.
“With increasing demands in usage and data consumption, it has become unavoidable for the release of unutilized radio spectrum to augment the existing spectrum for unlicensed wireless broadband,” said Professor Dim-Lee Kwong, executive director of IME. “Industry collaborations such as this research project with CME enable IME to develop relevant and cutting-edge technologies for use in future mobile devices, allowing them to meet the requirements of these new communication standards without compromising cost and form factor.”
Source: A*STAR; Photo: Intel in Deutschland/Flickr/CC.
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