Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wireless Gigabit Alliance Plans 60 GHz In-Home Networking

A new Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance has been formed with the aim of promoting a unified specification for 60 Gigahertz (GHz) wireless technologies that could be used for home multimedia networks. The goal is to allow consumer electronics to communicate without wires at gigabit speeds within a typical room using unlicensed spectrum.

Backers of the WiGig Alliance include Atheros Communications, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, LG Electronics, Marvell International LTD., MediaTek, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, and Wilocity.

The WiGig specification is expected to be available to member companies in Q4 of 2009.