Items tagged with 60ghz

Wireless, wireless, wireless. It's something that we'll never get tired of hearing about, and we just love when companies take a leap of faith with it. Looks like they'll have an even easier time moving forward, now that the WiGig Alliance has advanced a multi-gigabit wireless ecosystem with the publication of certification-ready version 1.1 spec. That's a long-winded way of saying that the the organization advancing the worldwide adoption and use of 60GHz wireless technology and its applications has delivered the publication of its certification-ready multi-gigabit wireless specification. The new version 1.1 specification addresses enhancements identified by member companies during the product... Read more...
Right now, most Wi-Fi routers run on the 2.4GHz wave. Most people who set up routers in the home use the 2.4GHz band, with or without their own knowledge or understanding. Some of the more technologically savvy users may opt for a 5GHz transmission, which is more rarely used and is generally less saturated. Really savvy users may even use a dual-band Wi-Fi setup that relies on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for different types of transmissions. But as of now, no one in the consumer realm uses the 60GHz band to transmit Wi-Fi signals. That's all going to change in the upcoming months, as the Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance have allied themselves today in order to being 60GHz transmissions to the... Read more...
WirelessHD has been a protocol that's been around for awhile, but it hasn't really been used a lot in consumer devices. The main reason is cost. WirelessHD products, which generally allow high-definition devices to connect to one another without wires, are quite expensive, and most people can't justify the expense. Select WirelessHD adapters have enabled Blu-ray players to send signals to HDTVs without an HDMI cable, but with some solutions costing hundreds of dollars, it's easy to see why most people simply suck it up and use the HDMI cord. Today, the WirelessHD Consortium, the first 60GHz initiative worldwide and the only wireless standard that provides wireless lossless A/V support, today... Read more...