Feeds

Standards sultan sanctifies 60GHz wireless LAN tech

IEEE blesses WiGig's HDMI-over-the-air, publishes 802.11ad

Intelligent flash storage arrays

The IEEE has published a 60GHz wireless networking standard, 802.11ad, much to the joy of the WiGig Alliance: its 60GHz "USB/PCI/HDMI/DisplayPort" technology sits on top of the radio-based communications spec.

WiGig’s everything-over-the-air system is expected to deliver up to 7Gbit of data per second, albeit only over a relatively short distance from the wireless access point.

The Alliance-developed PHY and MAC specifications to achieve this transfer rate were provided to the IEEE and formed the basis for the latter’s process for standardising 802.11ad. WiGig president and chairman Ali Sadri said his specification and the IEEE standard are “completely aligned”, making it a formality for WiGig-branded kit to also claim 802.11ad compatibility.

802.11ad builds on 802.11ac, the latest gigabit-speed version of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. WiGig extends 802.11ad’s data networking emphasis with Protocol Adaption Layers for PCI, HDMI, DisplayPort and USB to allow the technology to operate as a wireless alternative to these cable standards.

So when the WiGig Alliance merges with the Wi-Fi Alliance, as the two organisations this week said they plan to do, Wi-Fi will add another 802.11 sub-standard to its stable and complete its domination of in-premises wireless networking. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?
Speedy network claims only apply to 10% of customers
Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up
Turning it off and on again fixes glitch 12 HOURS LATER
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
Ofcom tackles complaint over Premier League footie TV rights
Virgin Media: UK fans pay the most for the fewest matches
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.