LG Electronics said on Thursday it had successfully demonstrated 6G data transmission using the terahertz spectrum as the South Korean tech giant tries to forge ahead in next-generation communications technology.
LG succeeded in sending 6G terahertz wireless communication signals 100 meters in an outdoor environment in collaboration with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading application-oriented research organization, in Berlin last week.
LG said it has developed a new power amplifier with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to provide stable communication signals in the 6G terahertz spectrum.
The ultra-wideband spectrum has a short frequency coverage range, while power losses in the antenna transmit and receive processes are severe, requiring improved power amplifiers to address these issues, reports the report. Yonhap News Agency.
LG said its new amplifier can provide a maximum output signal of 15 decibel-milliwatts for stable communication in the 155-175 gigahertz band.
LG added that it has also developed adaptive beamforming and high-gain antenna switching technologies for the demonstration of 6G terahertz wireless communication.
LG expects 6G communication to be commercialized in 2029, with standardization talks starting in 2025.
The company believes that the next-generation telecommunications network can provide faster data speed, lower latency and higher reliability than 5G, and will be able to bring the concept of Ambient Internet of Everything (AIoE ), which provides enhanced connected experiences for users.
LG established a 6G research center with KAIST in 2019 and signed an agreement with the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science last year to study 6G technologies.
In June, the company’s principal investigator was elected chair of the Applications Working Group of the Next G Alliance, a North American mobile technology alliance for the development of 6G solutions.