For testing terahertz communication receivers and other components, solid-state noise sources for up to 330 GHz were developed by ELVA-1 and available for orders
Terahertz communication is a prominent future because of its potential for applications in next generation wireless technologies. It is assumed that the restriction-free frequency spectrum above 275 GHz can be used to achieve 100 Gbps wireless communication. At the current time in the industry, communication in the 70-80 GHz band is implemented at a speed of 10 Gbps, and higher data transfer rates are realized only with channel aggregation, for example, 4x 10 Gbps. Terahertz communication by wireless links can completely replace optical cables when building urban-scale networks.
The expansion of the future communications industry will look to further 130+ GHz range for additional communication channels. Accordingly, submillimeter-wave noise source is needed to test and calibrate these components to reach to the millstone of 100 Gbit/s wireless communication which can fill in the gap between the optical and wireless links.
For more info about sub-mm noise sources from ELVA-1 and datasheet download, please visit ISSN-03/ISSN-05 product page
Related products: Solid-state noise sources of ISSN-XX series for 26.5 – 170 GHz.