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(Phys Org2)   Tiny new silicon110 GHz phased array transmitter developed. Scienticians say it's wahffer-thin, won't bust budgets or explode under pressure   (phys.org) divider line 26
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2012-04-06 12:21:38 PM
Silicon110? That's a heavy isotope, I'd say.
 
2012-04-06 12:24:30 PM
What you did there, Subby. I see it. (new window)
 
2012-04-06 12:29:51 PM
Very cool.

I'm lucky enough to work at an institute for Quantum Computing and Nano-tech. We're opening the world's most advanced and unique fabrication facilities this fall.
 
2012-04-06 12:34:56 PM
Is it in the 40 watt range?
 
2012-04-06 12:36:00 PM
Freely admitting I had missed the Monty Python reference, I was going to try and find a way to work in the exploding bridge consoles from Star Trek.

but I guess not now.
 
2012-04-06 01:17:05 PM
I guess intuitively 110GHz would be something that would normally fit on a chip...

But, DAMN! Still farking impressive. Can't say I ever thought of RADAR on a chip.
 
2012-04-06 01:22:05 PM
Much less a teeny-tiny PAVE-PAWS.
 
2012-04-06 01:25:40 PM

maxheck: I guess intuitively 110GHz would be something that would normally fit on a chip..


No, normally it came from tubes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backward_wave_oscillator
I mean visible light at THz comes from lightbulbs. Granted, it comes from the stuff happening inside the tube, but still.
 
2012-04-06 01:27:38 PM
Slives:

Freely admitting I had missed the Monty Python reference, I was going to try and find a way to work in the exploding bridge consoles from Star Trek.

A lot of that exploding bridge console thing has to do with Federation Mandate #45634, which requires all consoles to be stuffed with Black Cat firecrackers and sparklers.
 
2012-04-06 01:31:22 PM
Quantum Apostrophe:

maxheck: I guess intuitively 110GHz would be something that would normally fit on a chip..

No, normally it came from tubes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backward_wave_oscillator
I mean visible light at THz comes from lightbulbs. Granted, it comes from the stuff happening inside the tube, but still.


I know what comes from tubes... I've worked with klystrons bigger than you most likely are. My point stands for anyone who understands scale.
 
2012-04-06 01:53:03 PM
cdn.physorg.comupload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-06 01:56:24 PM
QuantumApostrope:

The light bulb analogy is like saying that a spark gap generator is along the lines of speaking of the sun, or Jupiter.

Yep, They're noisy on all wavelengths.... Is there a point there?
 
2012-04-06 02:19:29 PM

maxheck: QuantumApostrope:

The light bulb analogy is like saying that a spark gap generator is along the lines of speaking of the sun, or Jupiter.

Yep, They're noisy on all wavelengths.... Is there a point there?


Um, that you don't need silicon to generate high frequencies? Ask me if I need to repeat or simplify or find another way to explain.
 
2012-04-06 02:24:57 PM
Up next - subspace?
 
2012-04-06 02:29:44 PM
Quantum Apostrophe:

maxheck: QuantumApostrope:

The light bulb analogy is like saying that a spark gap generator is along the lines of speaking of the sun, or Jupiter.

Yep, They're noisy on all wavelengths.... Is there a point there?

Um, that you don't need silicon to generate high frequencies? Ask me if I need to repeat or simplify or find another way to explain.


My original point = "I guess intuitively 110GHz would be something that would normally fit on a chip..."

Short frequencies = small geometries. I'm not sure what would you up, or even WHY THAT WOULD WIND ANYONE UP.

Sorry, but... really!
 
2012-04-06 02:39:19 PM
buddyrtr:

Up next - subspace?

1000 years from now, despite all research it will probably be the same.

You'll know it when you see it in your subbie's slow smile.
 
2012-04-06 02:41:53 PM
cool, what's the power consumption to crew required ratio?

a2.mzstatic.com
 
2012-04-06 02:44:27 PM
Let me see if I get this right... An RFID like chip that can be scanned from space... Nope nothing wrong with that
 
2012-04-06 02:51:21 PM

maxheck: Quantum Apostrophe:

maxheck: QuantumApostrope:

The light bulb analogy is like saying that a spark gap generator is along the lines of speaking of the sun, or Jupiter.

Yep, They're noisy on all wavelengths.... Is there a point there?

Um, that you don't need silicon to generate high frequencies? Ask me if I need to repeat or simplify or find another way to explain.

My original point = "I guess intuitively 110GHz would be something that would normally fit on a chip..."

Short frequencies = small geometries. I'm not sure what would you up, or even WHY THAT WOULD WIND ANYONE UP.

Sorry, but... really!



What the fark am I reading
 
2012-04-06 03:03:13 PM
What kind of twisted thinking goes into naming a high-tech semiconductor company "TowerJazz"?
 
2012-04-06 03:04:50 PM

Papaw: What the fark am I reading


Evidence that no matter what you say, somebody, somewhere is going to have a problem with it.
 
2012-04-06 06:38:25 PM
110 GHz?

110, 111, whatever it takes.
 
2012-04-06 06:40:55 PM

blackomne: Let me see if I get this right... An RFID like chip that can be scanned from space... Nope nothing wrong with that




No, it's a high-frequency Aegis radar system that fits on a single chip:

From this:

www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org


To This:

cdn.physorg.com

Not too shabby!
 
2012-04-06 08:18:48 PM

blackomne: Let me see if I get this right... An RFID like chip that can be scanned from space... Nope nothing wrong with that


Nothing of the sort.
 
2012-04-06 08:21:05 PM
At least it's not GaAs. I notice they didn't give a 1K pricing estimate, though.

Could come up with some apps for this. First being a nice development kit.
 
2012-04-07 12:23:57 PM

Mugato: Is it in the 40 watt range?


Hey, just what you see, pal.
 
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