New Electronics Promise Wireless at Warp Speed

In summary, wireless networking technology has the potential to deliver high-definition video and large data files at a faster rate than wired systems. However, major advancements in electronics are needed to create a high-powered wireless highway. One approach is using metal-insulator electronics on less expensive substrates. Another potential solution is using 60GHz for wireless, which would allow for multiple networks in each room. The use of graphene-based transistors may also help with transmission speed.
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Wireless networking technology will one day deliver high-definition video content and other large data files via the airwaves far faster than that information can be now be delivered over wired systems. But it will take major advances in the electronics that drive computer and radio-frequency systems to create such a high-powered wireless highway.
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Conventional semiconductors are built using silicon-based substrates (the material upon which semiconductor devices are fabricated), but metal-insulator electronics can be made atop less pricey glass, metal or plastic substrates. Phiar's approach is to place two metal layers on either side of a double layer of insulation. When voltage is applied, electrons tunnel through the insulator layers with the help of a "quantum well" that forms between the two insulators.

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I love the quote about using 60GHz for wireless. "Since higher frequencies are more easily contained by walls you can have a different 60GHz network in each room" - instead of "our new wireless requires line of sight to the transmitter"
 
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Hey! It's a "feature" not a bug.:rolleyes:
 
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maybe the graphine-based transistor will help with that. granted some one can get it thin enough to use by the time that gets going. I mean if info is being transmitted that fast, the comp/recieving device would need to as fast/faster to compensate for it.
 

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What is the concept behind "New Electronics Promise Wireless at Warp Speed"?

The concept behind "New Electronics Promise Wireless at Warp Speed" is to develop and implement new technologies that will greatly increase the speed and efficiency of wireless communication. This includes advancements in wireless networks, antennas, and processors, among others.

How will this impact everyday life?

This technology has the potential to greatly improve our daily lives by providing faster and more reliable wireless connections. This means faster download and upload speeds, better streaming quality, and more efficient communication with devices such as smartphones, laptops, and smart home devices.

What are the potential challenges in implementing this technology?

Some potential challenges in implementing this technology include the need for significant infrastructure upgrades, compatibility issues with existing devices, and potential security vulnerabilities. Additionally, there may be regulatory hurdles and concerns about the environmental impact of increased wireless usage.

When can we expect to see this technology available to the public?

While some aspects of this technology are already being implemented, it may take several years for it to be widely available to the public. Companies are constantly researching and developing new technologies, but it takes time to ensure they are safe, reliable, and cost-effective.

What other potential applications could this technology have?

In addition to improving wireless communication, this technology may also have applications in other fields such as healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. For example, it could enable faster and more efficient data transfer in medical devices, improve connectivity in self-driving cars, and enhance communication in industrial settings.

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