Wireless USB 1.1 Specification Revealed With Lower Power Reqs.

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Somewhat quietly, the wireless streaming space is becoming highly competitive. WHDI is showing up in more and more places (even a GPU recently), and with the demand for HD on the rise, Wireless USB is being pressured into innovating as well. A number of Wireless USB dongles and adapters are available, but most of them are rather limited when it comes to resolution/bandwidth.

But now, Wireless USB may be shaking their limitations. The Wireless USB 1.1 Specification was just announced this week, with the new spec delivering key performance enhancements to Wireless USB technology, as well as added UWB upper band support for frequencies of 6 GHz and above, and offers backward compatibility with Wireless USB products currently in use by consumers.


Aside from expanding its bandwidth and flexibility, it's also drawing less power. Lower idle power requirements and improved battery life enhance Wireless USB power efficiency, and the new association model offers support for Near Field Communication (NFC) and proximity-based association, making Wireless USB even easier to install and use. This also means that Wireless USB may soon show up in cellphones or other low-draw devices.

No specific heightened resolution caps are mentioned, but we're very excited to see what comes of this. The more wireless streaming protocols out there, the better prices we can expect.

 Wireless USB 1.1 Specification Now Available

Completed Specification Paves the Way for New Wireless USB Products

BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Wireless USB Promoter Group today announced the completion of the Wireless USB 1.1 specification, the technical map for product developers to bring the next generation of Wireless USB products to the market.

    “The Wireless USB 1.1 specification is the next step in Wireless USB technology”

Wireless USB 1.1 delivers key performance enhancements to Wireless USB technology, as well as added UWB upper band support for frequencies of 6 GHz and above, and offers backward compatibility with Wireless USB products currently in use by consumers. Wireless USB is evolving with optimized power efficiency and ease of use. Lower idle power requirements and improved battery life enhance Wireless USB power efficiency, and the new association model offers support for Near Field Communication (NFC) and proximity-based association, making Wireless USB even easier to install and use.

“The Wireless USB 1.1 specification is the next step in Wireless USB technology,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and chairman. “Consumers want a fast, easy-to-use solution to wirelessly transfer content from PCs to devices. Wireless USB 1.1 is the solution supporting robust, high-speed wireless connectivity among devices.”

To download the Wireless USB Revision 1.1 specification and adopter agreement, visit http://www.usb.org/developers/wusb/docs/. 
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3vi1 replied on Sun, Oct 3 2010 2:27 PM

If this works the way I'm guessing it works, I'd prefer devices that connect wirelessly to the LAN via 802.1x. Those would inter-operate with any machine on the LAN instead of just one.

Is this supposed to replace bluetooth?

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@3vi1: Is this supposed to replace bluetooth?

Yes, we'll call it Snaggle-Tooth

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Oct 4 2010 1:07 PM

Heavens to Murgatroyd!

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