A research team led by Prof. Terry Sin Sai Weng of the University of Macau has been researching into analog-to-digital converter (ADC) chips for years under the sponsorship of the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT). Focusing on the research and development (R&D) of various architectures of ADCs, the team applies algorithmic processing to increase the effective bandwidth of ADC chips and to enhance the chips’ resolution in applications in mobile communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). So far, more than ten 65-28 nm chips have been produced and tested in industrial applications, achieving a high level of technical maturity.
The team’s R&D results on ADC chips have been tested and applied in a wide range of scenarios, including wireless receiver chips, IoT sensors and sensors for mobile robots in the home or commercial settings, according to Prof. Sin. He noted that the team is working with chip companies in Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin to promote the industrialisation of these results.
Amidst increasing demand for communication and IoT sensors fuelled by the development of science and technology, there is a significant need for ADC chips with lower power consumption and higher bandwidth to extend battery life. Prof. Sin and his team have been working towards substantially low power consumption in chips, with a view to promoting a stronger connection between network information and services, hardware devices, and personnel information to redefine the traditional perception of the information and communication industry and to expand market demand.
Source: Macao Daily News