Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Oct 2013
Graphene-enabled Wireless Communications (GWC) advocate for the use of graphene-based plasmonic antennas, or graphennas, which take advantage of the plasmonic properties of graphene to radiate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz band (0.1 - 10 THz). GWC may represent a breakthrough in the research areas of wireless on-chip communications, i.e., among the different processors or cores of a chip multiprocessor, and of these cores with the memory system. The main advantages of the resulting Graphene-enabled Wireless Networks on-Chip (GWNoC) are twofold. On the one hand, the potential of GWC to radiate in the terahertz band provides a huge transmission bandwidth, allowing not only the transmission of information at extremely high speeds but also the design of ultra-low-power and low-complexity schemes.