Spam ? - UF develops 100 GHz CMOS technology
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Tue Jun 28 10:02:33 CDT 2005
The University of Florida announced that they have fabricated a 105 GHz
device using CMOS technology. This could open up wireless applications
where a whole lot of users could each have a lot of bandwidth while
everyone is on a different frequency. This could simplify network
In addition, as the frequency goes up, smaller antennas can have higher
gain and narrower beam widths compared with today's wireless systems.
It is not clear what show stoppers might stand in the way of this
technology but the prospect of being able to fabricate these devices
with a variant of today's semiconductor technology is exciting. Up to
now, the submicron feature size used to fabricate microprocessors has
not been applied to RF circuits. This might be a marriage made in heaven.
See http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2005news/superchip.htm for more information
on their work.
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