An article was published in MIT News by Adam Zewe detailing the development and success of the ORBGRAND chip, an evolution of the previously developed GRAND chip algorithm. The ORBGRAND chip, which stands for the “Ordered Reliability Bits GRAND,” uses “reliability information to sort data based on how likely each bit is to be an error.” This chip works to find if there are multiple issues at play that slows down data being sent, making its approach to finding errors within the transmission more efficient. This chip can be applied within everyday tech, such as 5G networks and augmented or virtual reality. The ORBGRAND chip detailed in this article was developed by Prof. Muriel Médard and her colleagues Arslan Riaz, Prof. Rabia Tugce Yazicigil, and Prof. Ken Duffy.

More can be read about the ORBGRAND chip on the MIT News page here.


Image detailing how the ORBGRAND chip handles encoded transmissions. The ORBGRAND chip decodes these messages, removes the noise, and efficiently sends the data on its way.