Samsung is stepping on the gas in the nanometer race. The company has just announced a new RF (radio frequency) chip architecture that promises 35% energy savings and 35% less size compared to the previous solution. RF chips allow radio signals to be identified and are part of the operation of 5G modems.
In this case, we are talking about a new technology manufactured in an 8-nanometer process, an important leap compared to the previous 14 nanometers. This technology is applied in cell phones, so manufacturers that implement it should benefit from the new process and improve efficiency when working in 5G networks.
Samsung’s new RFeFET architecture promises great energy savings
Samsung has presented its new RF chip, manufactured in an 8-nanometer process and with a new technology it has called RFeFET. The objective is to reduce the consumption of mobile phones when connected to 5G networks. This new chip is exclusive for 5G technology and, as it is manufactured in 8 nanometers, it has a smaller size and consumption, according to Samsung.
Samsung’s new radio frequency chip is manufactured in 8 nanometers, as opposed to the company’s usual 14. This means, according to Samsung, significant energy savings.
The previous manufacturing process used by Samsung was 14 nanometers, promising the company a 35% energy saving and the same figure in size reduction. Similarly, they promise better performance when working with 5G networks.
“Through excellence in innovation and process manufacturing, we have strengthened our next-generation wireless communication offerings. As 5G mmWave expands, Samsung’s 8nm RF will be a great solution for customers looking for long battery life and excellent signal quality in compact mobile devices.”
Samsung indicates that it will use this technology to manufacture 5G RF chips for other brands, so we should start seeing devices with this chip later this year. In general, this type of next-generation chips go hand in hand with very advanced modems, so devices with the latest hardware will be the main beneficiaries.