Kumu Introduces Technology to Reduce 5G Latency and Improve Throughput | February 26, 2022, 09:49 pm EST | Kumu Introduces Technology to Reduce 5G Latency and Improve Throughput Contributor Wayne Rash Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are solely their own. Consumer Electronics Wayne Rash is a Washington-based technology and science journalist. Share it on Facebook and Twitter. Linkedin (Share) Obtaining a 5G Communications Tower Kumu Networks has devised a method for lowering latency in 5G networks while simultaneously increasing throughput. It accomplishes this by allowing signals to be broadcast and received without self-interference on the same or nearby channels. Self-interference occurs when a radio transmission blocks another signal that is being received at the same moment. Kumu Networks has devised a method of canceling out interference from its own transmitter so that reception is not obstructed. Kumu cancels out interference by duplicating a signal out of phase, which was initially described by author Arthur C. Clarke in his 1950 short story ” Silence Please ” Kumu cancels out interference by reproducing a signal out of phase, which cancels out any interference. As a result, the radio’s receiver circuitry does not pick up any interference.
Although this technique has been employed in audio technology to a limited extent, Kumu has used it to radio to overcome a similar challenge. Interference with oneself This self-interference can cause latency in a wireless setting since the radio has to slow down to wait for a signal. It has to wait because the signal it transmits is interfering with reception. The radio may transmit and receive at the same time by canceling the interference. “Throughput is practically eliminated by latency,” said Kumu CEO David Cutrer. “We can go a gigabit per second if we have amazing throughput, but if you have significant latency, your actual throughput is maybe half last, or maybe a third of that.” Forget the MacBook Pro, Apple Has Bigger Plans For 2 Billion Chrome Users Google Issues A Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users In a limited-time sale, Google offers discounts on the Pixel 6, Nest, and Pixel Buds. Event 5G Communications is a hot topic right now. Kumu has lately revealed an improved chipset that will tackle the latency problem in 5G networks by reducing the self-interference that causes latency. Cutrer referred to the work as “foundational technology.” Cutrer pointed out that self-interference can be avoided by simply transmitting and receiving on various channels with appropriate frequency separation to minimize interference.
However, he pointed out that this necessitates a lot of bandwidth. “We take a sample of the transmit radio signal and create an antidote signal, which is 180 degrees out of phase from what you receive and cancels at the receiver,” says the researcher. Full-service duplex “If they’re on the same channel, that’s single frequency full-duplex,” Cutrer noted, “which is the holy grail of spectral efficiency.” He stated that while Kumu did not achieve the entire signal cancellation, they did obtain a 100 dBm reduction, which is extremely impressive. Wireless communication is a hassle. While most people associate 5G with cell phones and cellular carriers, Cutrer claims that the real application for this technology is private 5G networks used in applications like factory automation. Even slight reductions in latency can have a significant impact on a private network’s efficiency. Kumu has a working chipset and is demonstrating it at the Mobile World Congress, which is presently taking place in Barcelona, Spain. Customers will be able to “move with this technology lead and swiftly let this thing move forward so people can receive samples of these chips and start incorporating them into the products they want to produce,” according to him. Cutrer predicts that businesses will begin to use this technology later this year. It allows 5G to run quicker and with less latency than it does now, helping to realize the promise of 5G and speeding up the transition to 6G.