Intel demonstrated its new wireless technology that delivers speeds of up to 7 Gbps, 10 times faster than the highest rate of Wi-Fi networks based on the IEEE 802.11n standard.
The chipmaker introduced the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) using ultrabook. The company said the WiGig is on track to become the most important technology of wireless multi-gigabit next generation.
The Intel CTO, Justin Rattner, said that there will come a day when a ultrabook or tablet may be placed on a table anywhere and be automatically connected to a monitor and peripherals.
“Looking to the future, all computing will become wireless, with an increasing demand for wireless communication fast,” Rattner said in a statement. “I am excited about what I’ve seen so far WiGig technology – not only their processing capacity multi-gigabit, but also the flexibility of technology to support a wide range of applications.”
Intel demonstrated the WiGig, combined with layers of advanced protocol adaptation (PAL) developed for PC and mobile applications.
The specifications for medium access control (MAC) and Physical (PHY) operate in a banda unlicensed 60GHz frequency, greater than those available in bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz used by Wi-Fi existing products. This allows wider channels that support transmission speeds faster.
The WiGig specification is based on IEEE 802.11 standard, which is the core of hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi products deployed worldwide, according to the Wireless Gigabit Alliance – the organization responsible for existing Wi-Fi standards. The organization stated that this specification includes native support for Wi-Fi higher 60GHz, and new devices with tri-band radios to be able to integrate seamlessly to Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
As president of the Alliance Wigi Ali Sadri, the specification also supports wireless implementations of HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, as well as digital content protection broadband (HDCP) – scheme used to protect digital content transmitted on these interfaces.
The WiGig, for example, allows wireless connectivity using HDMI and Display extensions, so that laptops may one day be able to connect to televisions and stream videos. “Within the next few years, I believe that people do not know how they could go so long without this technology,” said Sadri. “She is almost ready, and chips with several companies associated with producing and certifying ready for mid-2013, expect an explosion in the number of WiGig devices hitting the market soon.”