While 5G technology is still in the development phase, companies and governments are already talking about the 6G technology. LG is one of them, and after demonstrating 6G in Berlin, it has now been announced that it will demonstrate its 6G technology at the ongoing 2021 Korea Science and Technology Exhibition in Korea.
LG demonstrates 6G technology in Korea
The event kicked off today at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan and will run until December 24. LG will unveil its research and development progress on the said wireless technology at the event.
It will be a power amplifier which can support 6G wireless technology. The power amplifier was developed by LG in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Research Institute in Germany. This is the same amplifier used by the company at its 6G demo in Berlin earlier this year to successfully transmit and receive wireless data over 100 meters in a linear outdoor environment using the 6G terahertz (THz) frequency band.
For those who don’t know, the terahertz frequency band for wireless data transmission operates between 100GHz and 10THz frequency bands to deliver ultra-fast data transfer rates, at speeds up to 1 Tbps. However, such high ultra-wide bands suffer from some problems, such as short frequency range and large power loss in the antenna transmission/reception process.
These problems are expected to be solved by the power amplifier developed by LG and the German Institute. This amplifier is necessary to enable ultra-wideband wireless communication in such high-frequency bands.
Furthermore, LG in collaboration with Keysight Technologis Inc. (a manufacturer of wireless communications equipment), also a new Adaptive Beamforming Technology. This new technology converts beam directions depending on channel changes and receiver positions to enable reliable wireless communication. LG has also introduced a new full-duplex (FDR) system that transmits and receives data simultaneously and in the same frequency band.
6G is expected to be standardized in the market by 2025, with commercialization in 2029. Although, it would be nice to see 5G before looking at its successor! What’s your take on 6G? Let us know in the comments below.