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45-nanometer Chips – The New Hope of Building Ultra-fast WiFi

When the chips are getting smaller and smaller, it’s a new challenge to create a nano-sized chips, but equipped it with a more powerful functions in the same time!

Many researchers have trying to figure out the best way to create a compact nanometer chips since a few decades ago.


In this case, a group of researchers from Belgian-based nanotechnology company, IMEC has discovered the potential for 45-nanometer chips. They found out that the new nano-sized chips are the perfect electronic components to be used for radio frequency applications.

Stefaan Decoutere, an electrical engineer at IMEC described that the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chips, which are made by using a 45nm circuit etching method, are the newest and smallest generation of integrated circuits in the market currently!

However, Mr. Decoutere said the evaluation of successive generations of CMOS chips for analogue are typically tends to lag behind their use for digital processing. In this case, the IMEC has figured out the ways to overcome the obstacle, by performing the validation of 45 nm CMOS for radio communications at the 60GHz frequency. They’d proved that in the long term, 45nm CMOS is the preferred technology, especially for the ultra fast WiFi technology! [sciencedaily]

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