The optically assisted ADC will be an enabling technology allowing for high speed and high resolution signal processing. The applications for high performance ADCs range from imaging to digital phased arrays in high data-rate communication systems.
The anticipated benefit of a Universal ADC proposed by MaXentric is a clear path toward 5G performance. Another, specific, market in which the technology may be advantageous is ground vehicle navigation in which high resolution imaging may be a key component requiring fast, reconfigurable phased arrays. Consumer spending on self-driving cars has received over $3B in research funding from established private-sector organizations.