从智能手机和笔记本电脑，到自动取款机和在线购物，数据一直在流动。随着消费技术和行业创新的进步，预计到 2025 年，全球数据创建量将增长到 175 泽字节 (ZB)。其中近 53ZB 的数据将被实时消耗——相当于一次流式传输 5830 亿个 4K 视频的数据——这将使当前的网络基础设施不堪重负。
未来，5.5G 和 6G 无线网络将实现更复杂的用例，如智慧城市、自动驾驶汽车和人工智能。当前的 5G 部署必须增加容量，同时降低功耗和延迟，才能支持这些技术的数据传输需求。举个例子，智能制造站点每月可生成高达 2,200 太字节 (TB) 的数据。智能传感器和互联设备每秒都在收集数据，任何滞后或停机都可能导致生产时间和收入的损失。Semtech 的 Tri-Edge™ PAM4 CDR 平台通过支持更高速的光纤连接来解决这些难题。这种光纤连接可传输海量数据，能满足更高带宽需求，功耗更低，时延也更低。
Meeting Future Demand With Today’s Technology: Improving Bandwidth While Reducing Power Consumption and Latency
Networks must optimize bandwidth to handle the increased data needed for current or future 5.5G and 6G use cases. For example, streaming one Netflix show requires 25 megabits of data per second (Mbps). However, autonomous cars will generate as much as 40TB of data an hour from cameras, radar and other sensors—the same amount of data as using an iPhone for over 3,000 years. As autonomous cars advance and become more common, data traffic will greatly increase, pushing current infrastructure to maximum capacity. By integrating Semtech’s Tri-Edge solutions with current wireless networks, wireless service providers can double the bandwidth of currently deployed 25 gigagits per second (Gbps) front-haul links and prepare networks to handle these data-intense innovations.
Increased network traffic from connected technology will also increase power consumption. Analyst firm ABI Research reports that while 5G is 90% more efficient than 4G in terms of energy consumption per unit of traffic, 5G base stations require three times more energy to provide the same coverage as a 4G network. The Tri-Edge analog platform is optimized for immediate data transfer by using more than 20% less power consumption over digital signal processor (DSP) technology. By 2027, Tri-Edge solutions could save up to 1TWh of energy and 384,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions from data center and wireless systems optical links each year. This is the energy equivalent of powering 100,000 homes. As more powerful and large-scale use cases come to market, Semtech’s power-saving optical technology will allow future networks to operate more sustainably.
Additionally, as more high-risk use cases such as remote surgeries and robotic process automation come to fruition with 5.5G and 6G, low latency will become even more important. Semtech’s Tri-Edge portfolio enables near-zero latency variation and less than 0.5ns of absolute latency for fast and accurate data transfer. By integrating Tri-Edge into wireless RAN architecture, the ecosystem can lay the foundation for future low-latency and high bandwidth applications.
Looking Forward: Scaling Infrastructure to Connect Everyone, Everywhere
The future of connected, wireless technology is full of exciting possibilities. We will go from simply seeing a virtual world to experiencing it with all five senses. Buildings, transportation and people will communicate seamlessly to create smart cities across the globe. However, the most important part of deploying 5G and future wireless generations is connecting everyone, everywhere. That is why the Tri-Edge portfolio is constantly evolving. By creating scalable, adaptable optical technology for wireless networks, Semtech is supporting current wireless infrastructure while keeping a steady focus on the connected world of tomorrow.
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