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EPIC (2) H2020 Project: A conversation with Onur Sahin from InterDigital

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The EPIC project focuses on improving error correction algorithms for future high-speed wireless networks, enabling error-free data communication for devices like AR/VR goggles. Forward Error Correction (FEC) is crucial for wireless systems, with advancements aiming for terabytes per second data rates. Onur Sahin discusses leading research in polar code technologies and the development of technologies 50 times faster than 5G. The project achieved one terabyte per second bandwidth throughput and anticipates the emergence of 6G by 2025. Despite challenges like COVID-19, the project aims for industry recognition and hopes to be a core component of future communication technologies.

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The EPIC project aims to enhance error correction algorithms for future superfast wireless network speeds.
EPIC focuses on ensuring error-free data communication for next-gen electronic devices like AR/VR goggles, 360 video monitors, and haptic interactive displays.
The project anticipates wireless network connections for infrastructure equipment, replacing current wired connections.
EPIC's impact is crucial for future electronic equipment and will enable realistic virtual experiences with high data rates.
Importance of Forward Error Correction (FEC) in wireless systems.
FEC corrects errors in signals caused by noise and imperfections, enabling technologies like 3G, 4G, and 5G to exist.
FEC involves algorithms and hardware units to recover degraded signals and is crucial for transmitting data packets over wireless and wired mediums.
Beyond 5G speeds are being explored for future advancements in communication technology, with 5G expected to offer peak throughput of 20 gigabits per second soon.
Onur Sahin discusses the development of technology for speeds 50 times higher than 5G, aiming for terabytes per second data rates.
He emphasizes the need for pushing technology innovation rather than market pull, citing past examples like 3G and 4G.
EPIC project focuses on advancing scientific and engineering capabilities, preparing for future applications and services.
Sahin's role involves leading research and development on polar code technologies within the project.
InterDigital contributes to the project with research in developing new technologies.
Onur Sahin's role in the EPIC project involves dissemination and standardization of new technologies developed by partners.
Partners publish their work individually and collaboratively, focusing on protecting ideas through patenting procedures.
A demonstration at the Mobile World Congress was canceled due to COVID reasons, showcasing a hardware platform with high data throughput rates.
The project is set to end in October, but there are plans to present the demonstrations at future events.
Success of research project achieving one terabyte per second bandwidth throughput.
Project developed technologies over two years aiming for industry recognition beyond 5G.
Prediction of emergence of 6G technologies by 2025 and mainstream availability by 2030.
Emphasis on explaining complex technology in simple terms for EPIC to be a core component of 6G.
Conclusion of the video segment.
Participants express gratitude and thank each other for shared information.
Outro directs viewers to EPIC project website for more details.
Mention of Technikon's sponsorship and funding from the European Union's H2020 program.