Skip to comments.IBM Demonstrates Graphene-Powered RF Processor.
Posted on 02/06/2014 7:35:05 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Graphene, one of the worlds thinnest electronic nanomaterials, has long held the promise as a wonder material in everything from flexible touchscreens to super-fast circuits. IBM researchers have demonstrated one of the first working prototype chips made of graphene. They created a logic circuit that was reliable enough to send and receive a text message.
The demonstration has the potential to improve todays wireless devices communication speed, and lead the way toward carbon-based electronics device and circuit applications beyond what is possible with todays silicon chips. Integrating graphene radio frequency (RF) devices into todays low-cost silicon technology could also be a way to enable pervasive wireless communications allowing such things as smart sensors and RFID tags to send data signals at significant distances.
IBM Research-designed multi-stage graphene RF receiver integrated circuit consists of three graphene transistors, four inductors, two capacitors, and two resistors. All circuit components are fully integrated into a 0.6mm2 area and fabricated in a 200mm silicon production line, showing the unprecedented graphene circuit complexity and highest silicon CMOS process compatibility.
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Thanks for the link.
The internet of everything (including machine 2 machine and vehicle 2 vehicle communication) is on the horizon. Invest accordingly.