To speed up communications further and pave the way for the next generation of wireless networks (6G), new resonators should ideally operate at sub-terahertz frequencies (i.e., at frequencies above 100GHz). In a recent paper published in Nature Electronics, a team of researchers led by Prof. Hong Tang at Yale University introduced new electromechanical resonators that could operate at these high frequencies.
“Our research emphasizes increasing the operating frequencies of electromechanical resonators to exceed 100 GHz,” Jiacheng Xie, the lead author who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore. “The foundation of modern communication systems relies on the continuous progress in resonator technologies, as higher-frequency oscillators lead to faster communication speeds. With the ongoing worldwide implementation of 5G communication technologies, there is a growing demand for higher-frequency resonators to support emerging technological advancements.”