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A team of scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), led by Professor Park Chul-soon, has developed a new type of RF chip that can wirelessly transmit uncompressed data at over 10 gigabytes per second.

The new chip uses 60-gigahertz bandwidth, and has been minimized for use in mobile devices by requiring only one antenna for transmission; unlike conventional RF chips.

The research team at KAIST envisions people being able to wirelessly transfer large quantities of data between Smartphone’s, tablets and PCs. And according to the team there are lots of potential uses for this chip in medical applications, such as a mobile endoscopic camera for instance.

The next stage of development will be to increase the range of the new wireless technology, which at present is limited to 1m.