A new set of miniature millimeter wave amplifiers could help deliver multi-gigabit speeds via a network of satellites, balloons, and drones.
Cleveland-based wireless solution company Teraphysics on Thursday unveiled a new technology, called mmLink, it said will be able to achieve transfer speeds of 10 to 20 Gbps in its first iteration. That figure could reach 150 gigabits per second in future products, the company said.
Developed with funding from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Air Force Research Lab, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Teraphysic’s mmLink is a suite of millimeter wave amplifiers set in a miniscule form factor.
“A breakthrough in miniaturization in scale and potential similar to the impact of the transistor and microchips, mmLink is a modern day reinvention of 70-year-old vacuum electronic technology that will serve as the backbone of 5G wireless data delivery, making it possible to download movies in the blink of an eye, stream live video seamlessly, and bring internet to underserved areas throughout the world,” Teraphysics CEO and Co-founder Louis Fisi commented.
According to Teraphysics, an amplifier-enabled system will be able to provide high power with broad bandwidth in millimeter wave bands. It is expected these systems would be as little as one-fifth the cost of today’s wireless technology and could be deployed using satellites, balloons, and drones to hit areas where fiber isn’t available. The technology could be used in verticals such as medical, food safety, and structural safety, as well as telecom, the company said.
Teraphysics has received SEC qualification for a $50 million capital raise through the issuance of Regulation A+ securities. The company is issuing 10 million of common stock priced at $5 per share. The net proceeds of this offering will be used to fund the commercialization phase of the Teraphysics technology, including the development of a micro link wireless network for the demonstration of wireless terrestrial and stratospheric platforms, the establishment of a piloting facility, and the acquisition of production capacity.
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