LG Electronics has demonstrated the transmission and reception of wireless 6G terahertz (THz) data over 100 meters in an outdoor setting.
This milestone was achieved in collaboration with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest applied research lab, on July 13 with the data traveling between Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) and the Berlin Institute of Technology in Germany.
One of the biggest challenges in the evolution of wireless 6G is the need of power amplification to generate a stable signal across ultra-wideband frequencies as 6G THz has short range and experiences power loss during transmission and reception between antennas.
The power amplifier developed by LG, Fraunhofer HHI and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) was crucial to the success of this latest test.
The power amplifier is capable of generating stable signal output up to 15dBm in the frequency range between 155 to 175 GHz.
LG was also successful in demonstrating adaptive beamforming technology which alters the signal’s direction in accordance with changes to the channel and receiver position as well as high gain antenna switching.
6G will be a key component of Ambient Internet of Everything, the emerging technology that aims to improve living and business environments by making them more sensitive, adaptive, autonomous and personalized to consumers’ needs by recognizing human presence and preferences.
“The success of this test demonstrates that we are ever closer to the successful application of terahertz radio communication spectrum in the upcoming 6G era,” said Dr. I.P. Park, president and CTO of LG Electronics.