Saturday, May 26, 2012

VIRTUS chipset has 2 gigabit transfer speeds

Transfer technology in computers have been growing from usb to now the revolutionary thunderbolt I/O, but transfer technology in mobile devices hasn't changed much. scientists at the  Nanyang Technological University and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research has jointly developed a wireless millimeter-wave (mm-wave) technology called VIRTUS. This chip is reportedly capable of transferring large volumes of data with a speed of 2 gigabits per second, which is equivalent to 1000 times the transfer speed of bluetooth. 
“The demand for ultra high-speed wireless connectivity has fuelled the need for faster data transfer rates. Unfortunately, current technologies are unable to meet these stringent demands,” Professor Yeo Kiat Seng, the principal investigator of the project and Associate Chair of Research at NTU’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, said in a statement. “The NTU-I2R team, being at the cutting edge of research and development, has successfully demonstrated an integrated 60 GHz chipset for multi-gigabits per second wireless transmission.”
The millimeter-wave technology is capable of transferring large volumes of data with a very low power consumption and operates at a range between 30 and 300 gigahertz. chips built with this technology are geared towards low powered devices such as tablets and smartphones. This technology is not only able to transmit and recieve data to mobile devices but it also works with projectors, televisions, computers, as well as some other devices. The virtus chipset is developed using this technology. The people over at Nanyang Technological University and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research developed this chip with three components; an antena, a fully radio-frequency transceiver as well as a baseband processor. The Nanyang Technological University developed the full radio-frequency transceiver and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research developed the baseband processor. By connecting the antena to the transceiver, this chip is capable of filtering and amplifying signals. With that the chip is able to achieve low power consumption by passing signals to the baseband processor, which conducts non-linear analog signal processing and digital parallel processing using decoder architecture. VIRTUS is built with an integrated low-power 60 GHz chipset, a reported first of its kind and the VIRTUS chipset holds 16 international patents. In tests done by Nanyang Technological University and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research the chipset was able to transfer a two hour (8 GB) DVD movie in just 30 seconds, whereas bluetooth would need to take approximately 8.5 hours to transfer that data. In order to do that it is required that all devices has the same technology to communicate with each other.

Source: redorbit 
Buy me a cup of coffee to keep me going by donating to us via PaypalSubscribe to our blog for up to date tech content or you can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circles in Google+, & like our Facebook page to be updated with the latest tech content. Learn More About The Galaxy S4 HereTip us about something we are not aware of