Osaka / Adelaide: While the 5G mobile service has been launched in only a few countries of the world, experts are gearing up to take communication technology to “6G” and beyond.
Scientists from Japan and Australia are now conducting joint research to create a multiplexer chip for “6G” communication, which is made entirely of pure silicon.
Simply put, if data communication is possible at a speed of 20 gigabits per second through 5G, then the expected speed of a 6G connection is 50 times higher than 1,000 gigabits (one terabit) per second Will be.
The “multiplexer” is especially important in data communication because it facilitates high-speed data transfer by distributing signals very quickly and combining them together in an orderly manner.
This joint study by experts from the University of Adelaide School of Electrical Engineering, Australia and Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering Sciences has been published online in the latest issue of the research journal Optica.
According to the research paper, this prototype of the next generation multiplexer performs data communication in the 300 GHz band in the terahertz range.
Due to its merits, this multiplexer is also very short, which will play an important role in making “6G” and even the next generation of data communication a reality.
The chip uses “optical tunneling” to ensure exceptionally fast data communication/data transfer.