Terahertz Transmitter- A New Technology That Makes Data Transfer 10 Times Faster Than 5G


With the introduction of new gadgets in the market almost every day, data usage has been increasing in a rapid speed. But transferring data from one smartphone to other smartphone or other device is a painful thing considering the speed of the data transfer. But, things will not remain the same for long, as researchers have been continuing their research in finding better ways.

One such discovery is Terahertz transmitter. A group of researchers have developed this new smart technology which can transfer digital data 10 times faster than the yet to be launched fifth generation mobile networks 5G. The 5G is said to be launched in 2020.

The research group has used frequency range from 290- 315 GHz in order to achieve such results. This high frequency range is not allocated currently but falls within 275- 450 GHz frequency range. The usage of the frequency range of 275- 450GHz will be talked about at the World Radio communication Conference 2019.

As per the researchers, Terahertz Transmitter can transfer the whole content of a DVD in a fraction of second. This is really much more faster than the technologies that we have been using now. This brilliant research will be presented at San Francisco, California at the ISSCC (International Solid State Circuits Conference) from 5 February to 9 February, 2017.

One of the researchers named Minoru Fujishima who is a professor at Hiroshima University in Japan said, that Terahertz transmitter could be used for ultrahigh- speed wireless communication. So, it could improve the speed of in-flight network connection. Other things from which people could be benefitted are extremely fast wireless links between the base stations and speedy download from content server to Smartphones and similar devices.

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In 2016, the research group confirmed that with the use of QAM (Quadrature amplitude modulation) the speed of wireless link in the 300 GHz can greatly be increased. And in the beginning of 2017, they showed us per channel data rate of six times higher beyond 100 Gbits/second as an incorporated circuit-based transmitter. Minoru Fujishima also added, that megabits/s and gigabits/s are the units when we usually discuss about wireless data rates. But now using a plain single communication channel, we will be able to enjoy the data rates in terabits per second.

The research group has researchers from various universities such as Panasonic corporations, Hiroshima University and National Institute of Information and Communication Technology of Japan. They are planning to further develop ultra high speed wireless circuits of 300 GHz.

Mobile technology is evolving in a rapid rate and we have seen the strides taken from 1G to 4G. 1G mobile networks were introduced long back in 1970, then 2G came into existence in 1990. 2G carriers started offering improved transmission quality along with additional services like faxes, text messages, and paging. With the revolution of 3G mobile, users started enjoying audio, video and graphics applications. The current generation 4G is developed to provide transmission rates up to 20 Mbps. Let’s wait and see how we can be benefitted from 5G and Terahertz transmitter.

Naresh Sinha


Naresh Sinha

He is passionate about the new technology and gadgets. He can't stay away from his iPhone and the Internet. Naresh wants to awake all night. Bad habit.

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