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Officials from Guinness World Records today recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier operates at a speed of one terahertz (1012 GHz), or one trillion cycles per second—150 billion cycles faster than the existing world record of 850 gigahertz set in 2012.
“Terahertz circuits promise to open up new areas of research and unforeseen applications in the sub-millimeter-wave spectrum, in addition to bringing unprecedented performance to circuits operating at more conventional frequencies,” said Dev Palmer, DARPA program manager.
originally posted by: Nechash
a reply to: signalfire
I don't know enough about electronics I guess, but why are Solid State drives and devices so much faster than others? Is it simply that they have no mechanical parts and thus we are only dealing with electron motion, or is there some other attribute at work? How can you access information from different locations on an SSD when you only have a handful of pins coming out of the drive? Is this kind of like an NES cartridge on steroids?