According to the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, a research team from a major Chinese defense company built the chip using semiconductor technology, which is subject to strict US sanctions.
A few days ago, China announced the Mate 60 Pro phone from the version of "Huawei", containing the Kirin 9000s chip, which supports the fifth generation, and is supposed to work with technology forbidden to the United States on China.
New Radar Capabilities
In detail, the Chinese newspaper report on the new radar chip stated:
- The chip relied on sophisticated chip technology that the United States restricts access to China.
- A finger-sized chip can generate radar signals with a maximum power of 2.4 kW.
- This power is one or twice times higher than the performance of similar power amplification chips in most current radar systems.
- The new chips could be used to build a very powerful radar that the military uses to identify threats and guide missiles.
- It can be produced in large quantities at a relatively low cost.
- The new generation of radars that will contain this technology have a capacity of up to 30 megawatts, which are powerful enough to detect targets 4500,<> kilometers away.
- It will require tens of thousands of chips that work together seamlessly to generate powerful electromagnetic waves in fast pulses.
- The new chips use gallium nitride, a semiconductor material, and gallium is a rare metal that can enhance the strength and efficiency of electronic devices.
- The US government and its allies have already imposed a strict ban on the export of high-energy gallium-based semiconductors to China.
- China produces more than 80 percent of the world's gallium and, for its part, has imposed its own export restrictions on the metal.
- The gallium nitride layer on the chip is only a few nanometers thick, allowing it to generate strong signals with a fast flow of electrons.
- When power output exceeds 1 kW, most gallium-based semiconductors are prone to breakdown due to electron leakage under high voltage.
- Gallium nitride can act as a barrier to prevent electron leakage.
- The new chip also reduces significant heat stress during radar operation, keeping it at a temperature well below the safety threshold.
Monitor the details of neighbors
Regarding the importance of this new technological production of China in the military field, military expert Jamal Al-Rifai commented to Sky News Arabia that given that this radar is capable of scanning everything that is within a range of 4500 kilometers, "in the whole world there is no radar with its power, and the closest competitors are dozens of steps behind it."
Specifically, as to what the new radar could benefit China in its struggle with its neighbors and ally Washington over influence in the South China Sea and in the Taiwan crisis, Rifai explains:
- At the military level, this radar is capable of monitoring the movement of vehicles traveling on the streets of Taiwan.
- Looking at this radar, the South China Sea, the conflict zone that occupies China, is entirely under China's watch.
- By installing this radar on a ship plying the region, Beijing will be able to read the smallest details of its neighbors.
- In addition, the missile guidance capability will be absolutely impressive.
- The radar will provide the missiles with a range far from air defenses, and will support them with an accurate trajectory of the desired target.
On the civilian level, al-Rifai expects the radar to be able to determine the trajectory of more than one aircraft at a time, and will be able to track the movement of civilian aircraft with high accuracy.
The military expert concludes his comment that "China surprises everyone every once in a while with what is inside its sleeve.
A few days ago, a revolutionary phone with technologies that America places restrictions on, and now this radar, it is clear that the American sanctions have not worked."