60Ghz Wireless Chip In the Works for Gigabit Speeds!

If you thought your 50Mbps Wi-Fi at home or office was fast, think again as researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a teeny, bitty wireless chip that operates in the 60Ghz range while providing speeds up to 15Gbps at close range.  Now, that’s about 15000/50 = 300 times faster than 50Mbps at full blast.

The technology should be an ISO standard by end of this year and that means it will probably take another 2-3 years before we see it as a consumer product but heck, this is a lot better than our current Wi-Fi, I am not complaining.

The single-chip component integrates a low-power radio with an embedded antenna, while drawing only 100 milliwatts of power. GEDC researchers have experimented with a variety of configurations, reaching speeds up to 15 Gbps at one meter, 10 Gbps at two meters, and 5 Gbps at five meters. Tests also successfully streamed uncompressed 720p or 1080i video.

Ecma International recently announced a global standard for the 60 GHz RF technology, with the full specifications expected to be published as an ISO standard sometime this year.

via engadget

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