By Jeff Elliott, Renaissance Electronics Corp.
Millimeter waves (30 to 300 GHz), a subset of the microwave band, are utilized to deliver pencil-beam thin, high bandwidth wireless communications at speeds that rival fiber optics, without the associated latency issues. For applications where every nanosecond counts, this can be critical. Millimeter wave technology is also being applied to the next generation of radar systems, buoyed by quantum leaps in digital processing bandwidth and processing speed.
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