Sunday, January 22, 2012

Panasonic Backs 60 GHz for Gigabit Speed Home Networks

Panasonic published a "Smart ICT" proposal to commercial a 60 Ghz technology based on WiGig and other network standards for ultra-high-speed wireless communications inside the home.

The millimeter wave solution leverages innovations such as "Direct Conversion" radio architecture, "Digital Assist" circuit technique, "Gigabit Packet Processing", and "Low power consumption I/O". Panasonic plans to integrate all of these wireless functions onto a single chip through millimeter wave CMOS technology. The goal is to embed the capabilities into the full range of consumer electronics and home appliances.

Panasonic notes that the 60 GHz band is already designated as license-free in many countries, including Japan, U.S., Canada, South Korea, as well as E.U. countries.

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