Re­searchers claim new de­vice will help gamers

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - YOUTH -

CAN­BERRA — Aus­tralian re­searchers re­cently said they have de­signed a new de­vice that could some­day be used in gam­ing con­soles to im­prove graph­ics and the speed of data trans­fer.

The de­vice, cre­ated by a team at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a team from the Friedrich-Schiller-Univer­sity in Jena, Ger­many, is sim­i­lar to a tiny an­tenna around 100 times thin­ner than hu­man hair, and is used to speed up data ex­change be­tween pro­ces­sors in a con­sole.

The in­ven­tion was two years in the mak­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to se­nior re­searcher Dragomir Ne­shev from the ANU Re­search School of Physics and Engi­neer­ing, it could be used to im­prove user ex­pe­ri­ence in gam­ing con­soles in the near fu­ture.

“One of the big prob­lems that gamers en­counter is slug­gish game play, which our nano de­vice could greatly im­prove by speed­ing up the ex­change of data be­tween the mul­ti­ple pro­ces­sors in the con­sole,” Ne­shev says in a state­ment.

“The speed of this data trans­fer is cur­rently lim­ited by the speed that elec­trons can flow along the cop­per wires con­nect­ing the pro­ces­sors in gam­ing con­soles.

“Our in­ven­tion can be used to con­nect th­ese pro­ces­sors with op­ti­cal wires that will trans­mit data be­tween pro­ces­sors thou­sands of times faster than metal wires. This will en­able smooth ren­der­ing and Al­lLiveintheFor­bid­denCity, large-scale par­al­lel com­pu­ta­tion needed for a good gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Ne­shev says the team had to cre­ate the de­vice to be small enough to match the mod­ern con­sole’s smaller elec­tric parts and added that it is the first of its kind any­where in the world.

“We are the first to make a tiny op­ti­cal nano-an­tenna de­vice with the abil­ity to sort and route ul­tra-fast bit-rate telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion sig­nals,” he says.

JIANG DONG / CHINA DAILY

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