New Optic Technology Could Herald Terahertz Microchips

New Optic Technology Could Herald Terahertz Microchips

Researchers have developed a technology that could enable our computers - and all optic communication devices - to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips.

"This discovery could help fill the 'THz gap' and create new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible," said one of the researchers Uriel Levy from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) in Israel.

"In the world of hi-tech advances, this is game-changing technology," Levy added.

Until now, two major challenges stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip - overheating and scalability.

However, in a paper published in the journal Laser and Photonics Review, the researchers showed proof of concept for an optic technology that integrates the speed of optic (light) communications with the reliability - and manufacturing scalability - of electronics.

Optic communications encompass all technologies that use light and transmit through fibre optic cables, such as the Internet, email, text messages, phone calls, the cloud and data centres, among others.

Optic communications are super fast but in microchips they become unreliable and difficult to replicate in large quantities.

Now, by using a Metal-Oxide-Nitride-Oxide-Silicon (MONOS) structure, Levy and his team have come up with a new integrated circuit that uses flash memory technology - the kind used in flash drives and discs-on-key - in microchips.

If successful, this technology will enable standard 8-16 gigahertz computers to run 100 times faster and will bring all optic devices closer to the holy grail of communications -- the terahertz chip, the study said.


For details of the latest launches and news from Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus, Oppo and other companies at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, visit our MWC 2024 hub.

Apple, IBM Chiefs Call for More Data Oversight After Facebook Breach
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News


Follow Us


© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »