|The world's first CMOS PLL-based terahertz emitter in 45-nm process|
with on-chip antenna.
"The FCC defines the terahertz range to be from 300 GHz to 3 THz," said Eunyoung Seok, a design engineer at TI's Kilby Labs. "For the future, we want to use TI's 45-nanometer process to cover more of this wider frequency range, as well as to increase our output power." The researchers believe that improvements will enable the CMOS emitter to reach 600 GHz or higher.