13 Feb '17, 8pm
SoC Could Power Star Trek-like Medical Scanner - EE Times
LAKE WALES, Fl. -- Researchers from the University of California-Irvine unveiled last week a system-on-chip radiator that could serve as the emitter element for a handheld medical diagnostic unit that the doctor merely passes over the patient's body to perform diagnoses in the manner of Dr. McCoy of the Star Trek franchise. The device, billed as the most powerful and highest efficiency G band (110 to 300 gigahertz) SoC radiator, was presented last week in a paper at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. "The applications range for our patented device range from imaging, sensing, spectroscopy, radar, and short-range indoor communications," Payam Heydari, UCI professor of electrical engineering and computer science, told EE Times in an exclusive interview. The work was performed along with his graduate student, Peyman Nazari. Tiny though...