6G is the sixth generation of mobile communication and planned to succeed the new 5G standard in ten years or more to increase transmission rates. 6G intends to increase transmission rates. Additionally, it will decrease latency substantially and will employ a higher frequency range. The expected frequency of over 100GHz will create higher free space losses, requiring even shorter distances between transmitters and receivers than with current standards.


The project is “Miniaturized Hardware Modules for 6G Mobile Communications (6GKom)“. Researchers are developing an ultra-wideband and miniaturized MIMO D-band (110 – 170 GHz) module with integrated beamforming capability. It bases on a scalable hardware system architecture. For this, the hardware implementation of the chip-package antenna co-design. Is uses the integration approach of Fraunhofer IZM’s fan-out wafer level packaging system integration platform. The integrated module enables data rates of several terabits per second for future 6G mobile communications as well as precise localisation applications. However, 6G is the sixth generation of mobile communication.

Meet 6G’s Future with Holographic Communication

5G is not fully rolled out yet, but Fraunhofer IZM is already pursuing research on 6G communication modules. As these modules must be distributed more densely, the hardware has to become more compact. Finding the right way to miniaturize modules…

6G Is Coming To Make Good on the Promises of 5G

A new era of mobile communication is about to begin: Transmitting a whole terabit of data, one thousand gigabits, per second. Dr. Ivan Ndip, specialist for antenna and high-frequency systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in…