IES invents the wifi of the future!

The TéHO* laboratory at theInstitute of Electronics and Systems has unveiled a wifi network enabling the transmission of high-definition video at 1.5 Gbps. A world first.
What if waiting times on the Internet were soon a thing of the past? At least, that's the prospect opened up by theInstitute of Electronics and Systems (IES) at the University of Montpellier. The TéHO group has achieved a world first by developing a wifi network capable of transferring data at a speed of 1.5 Gbits per second. At this rate, a DVD film can be transferred from one computer to another in just 4 seconds. And there's more to come: IES researchers believe it is possible to achieve speeds ten or even a hundred times faster. In other words, instantaneous downloading of your favorite TV series. This tour de force is based on the use of terahertz, a wave frequency already used in aviation safety and astronomy, but not yet in telecommunications. The development of this revolutionary wifi network opens up immense possibilities, which TéHo researchers and students are continuing to explore. Thanks to IES's strong micromechanical skills, a low-cost integrated detector has been produced. The TéHo team is now working on the miniaturization of the transmitter, an essential step for the consumer application of this new technology.

A Franco-Japanese collaboration...

This research is part of a Franco-Japanese collaboration involving the University of Osaka (Japan), the Charles-Coulomb Laboratory (L2C, Montpellier), IEMN (Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et Nanotechnologie, Lille) and IMEP-LAHC (Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et le Laboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation, Grenoble).
* Terahertz, High Frequency, Optics