Showing posts with label WiGig. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WiGig. Show all posts

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Telefónica works on plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi

Telefónica is testing plastic optical fibre (POF) and 60GHz Wi-Fi as solutions for home connectivity.

The advantages of POF, which is a fibre with an 1mm core and a total diameter of 2.2mm, are seen to be easy installation and up to 1 Gbps capacity for customers. Installation is simpler that glass fibre because POF can be sliced with a cutter and installed without connectors. The basic elements for the installation, in addition to the plastic fibre, are the media converter and the KDPOF chipset inside it. The media converter holds the plug, provides two Ethernet ports and permits the connection of two different POF branches.

The 60GHz Wi-Fi technology can offer theoretical connectivities of up to 4600 Mbps.

Telefónica has conducted a plastic optical fibre pilot scheme in about 30 homes, each with up to four fibre outlets, with the deployment of a hybrid POF network (wired backbone) + Wi-Fi, with a smart Wi-Fi amplifier as the access point to expand the coverage. KDPOF is Telefónica’s technological partner.

Monday, October 24, 2016

WiGig USB Adapter Gains Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Status

Peraso, a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, announced that its WiGig USB Adapter Reference Design Kit is part of the Wi-Fi Alliance test bed for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig and among the first products to achieve certification.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig is an interoperability certification program from the Wi-Fi Alliance, with products based on technology defined in the IEEE 802.11ad specification.

Peraso has been an active participant in the standardization of 60GHz technology and development of the IEEE 802.11ad specification.

Peraso is currently in production with WiGig IC solutions, addressing both next generation Wi-Fi opportunities in the consumer electronics (CE) space, as well as outdoor devices in the 60 GHz wireless infrastructure space, and continues as a vital player in the Wi-Fi Alliance compliance efforts.

"We congratulate Peraso on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGigTM test bed," said Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa. "Peraso's participation in the development of this program has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification for this program."

WiGig technology delivers multi-gigabit connectivity in the uncongested 60GHz spectrum, providing unparalleled speed and performance, where throughput, low latency and reliability are essential.

http://www.perasotech.com

Friday, April 22, 2016

Peraso Raises $20 Million for WiGig Silicon

Peraso Technologies, a start-up based in Toronto, raised a $20 million funding round, to support its development of 60 GHz chip sets and solutions compliant with the IEEE 802.11ad specification.

Peraso said its WiGig IC solutions, which are now in production, address both next generation WiFi opportunities in the consumer electronics (CE) space, as well as outdoor devices in the 60 GHz wireless infrastructure space.

The round was co-led by IDT and included existing investor Roadmap Capital (Roadmap), with additional financing from iNovia Capital.

“The interest we’re seeing in WiGig is tremendous,” said Ron Glibbery, President and CEO of Peraso. “Multi-Gigabit wireless connectivity is something that more and more CE and wireless infrastructure manufacturers are seeking to incorporate in their products.  Raising this capital allows Peraso to take our sales to the next level. Participation by IDT provides further validation of the market opportunity, and continued participation from Roadmap, as well as iNovia, speaks to the tremendous success the company has demonstrated in getting our first ICs to market.”

http://www.perasotech.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Facebook's Terragraph Accelerates WiGig for City Access

Facebook took the wraps off of two terrestrial connectivity technologies for fast wireless access.

Terragraph is a 60 GHz, multi-node wireless system for dense urban areas and that uses radios based on the WiGig standard. Facebook said Terragraph will deliver gigabits of data capacity. IPv6-only Terragraph nodes will be placed at 200m intervals. Terragraph will incorporate commercial off-the-shelf components and aim for high-volume, low-cost production. Facebook noted that up to 7 GHz of bandwidth is available in the unlicensed 60 GHz band in many countries.  U.S. regulators are considering expanding this to a total of 14 GHz.

Facebook Terragraph will also leverage an SDN-like cloud compute controller and a new modular routing protocol that Facebook optimized for fast route convergence and failure detection. The architecture also tweaks the MAC layer to solve shortcomings of TCP/IP over a wireless link. The company says the TDMA-TDD MAC layers delivers up to 6x improvement in network efficiency while being more predictable than the existing Wi-Fi/WiGig standard.

Terragraph is already in operation at the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California, where it delivers 1.05 Gbps bidirectional (2.1 Gbps total throughput per distribution node) in P2P mode, up to 250 meters away. A wider trial is planned for San Jose, California.

Facebook also released details on Project ARIES, a transmission technology that is a) spectrally efficient and allows for higher throughput in even the smallest bandwidths, and b) energy efficient, allowing for extended coverage range.

The proof-of-concept system features a base station with 96 antennas and can support 24 streams simultaneously over the same radio spectrum. Researchers have demonstrated 71 bps/Hz of spectral efficiency. The target is aiming for an unprecedented 100+ bps/Hz of spectral efficiency. Facebook said ARIES is an embodiment of Massive MIMO — by using “spatial multiplexing,” the antenna array at the base station can serve a multiplicity of autonomous user terminals on the same time-frequency resource. This opens up possibilities such as resource sharing as an alternative not only to the need for spectrum licensing.

Facebook already has an ARIES testbed delivering 10x spectral and energy efficiency gains in point to multi-point deployments.

https://code.facebook.com/posts/1072680049445290/

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity, Combining 60 GHz WiGig with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Qualcomm has acquired Wilocity, a start-up specializing in 60 GHz wireless chipsets based on the IEEE 802.11ad standard, also known as WiGig technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Qualcomm is launching a family of tri-band platforms that combine Qualcomm Atheros' Wi-Fi and WiGig solutions to significantly increase performance and enable cutting-edge wireless applications. The initial tri-band platform is a reference design based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which is the world’s first mobile platform designed to support WiGig to enable applications such as 4k video streaming, peer-to-peer content sharing, networking, wireless docking, and backing up entire media libraries in seconds.

Qualcomm said WiGig technology brings multi-gigabit speeds for next gen mobile applications and allows for greater cellular network offload. 802.11ad also extends the Qualcomm VIVE portfolio, and builds on the company’s recent initiatives to revolutionize Wi-Fi networks with11ac 2.0 solutions with MU-MIMO.  Tri-band Wi-Fi solutions from Qualcomm Atheros integrate the multi-gigabit performance of 802.11ad operating in the 60 GHz spectrum band along with 802.11ac that operates in the 5 GHz band and 802.11b/g/n in the 2.4 GHz band. In combination, 11ad and 11ac create the most powerful and efficient wireless solution in the market; coupling the whole home coverage of 11ac with the in-area multi-gigabit connectivity of 11ad will provide users with a superior connected experience.

“Qualcomm is continually innovating and investing in leadership technologies to drive value for our customers while creating new growth opportunities for our mobile, computing and networking platforms. WiGig will play an important role in Qualcomm’s strategy to address consumers’ increasingly sophisticated smartphone, tablet and computing requirements to support applications—such as immediate streaming of 4K video and high throughput peer-to-peer communication to enable the next generation of social interactions between users sharing content,” said Amir Faintuch, president, Qualcomm Atheros.

Qualcomm Atheros has been an investor in Wilocity since 2008 and worked closely with Wilocity to develop and distribute tri-band solutions for the computing market since 2011.

http://www.qualcomm.com
http://www.wilocity.com
http://www.ieee802.org/11/Reports/tgad_update.htm

  • The WiGig MAC and PHY Specification, version 1.1 supports data rates up to 7 Gbps -- more than ten times faster than the highest 802.11n rate.  The spec supplements and extends the 802.11 Media Access Control (MAC) layer and is backward compatible with the IEEE 802.11 standard.

  • Wilocity is headed by Tal Tamir (co-founder and CEO), who prior to co-founding Wilocity in 2007, served as Director of Wireless Strategic Planning at Intel, leading the wireless initiatives for Intel's Centrino mobile technology platform. Tal joined Intel from Conexant, where as General Manager he directed development for voiceband and broadband modem technologies.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wi-Fi Alliance Adds 60 GHz WiGig


The Wi-Fi Alliance will consolidate all of the activities and assets of the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance under a merger agreement announced by the organizations.

The WiGig Alliance promotes short range, multi-gigabit capable wireless connectivity based on unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum. Early 60 GHz implementations based on the WiGig specifications are entering the market now and ABI Research forecasts that by 2016, annual shipments of devices with both Wi-Fi and WiGig technology will reach 1.8 billion.

The Wi-Fi Alliance and the WiGig Alliance have been collaborating for the past two years, during which time the WiGig Alliance developed the key specifications including MAC-PHY and Protocol Adaptation Layers (PALs) and Wi-Fi Alliance initiated work to develop an interoperability certification for 60 GHz products.

“This is an exciting technology, and has been an important highlight of our certification roadmap for some time, so we are delighted to take this step,” said Wi-Fi Alliance president and CEO Edgar Figueroa. “Combining the expertise of Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance will deliver a terrific user experience with 60 GHz solutions, and will help ensure that a full range of interoperable WiGig solutions reaches the market as quickly as possible.”

“We set out four years ago with the simple goal of realizing a global wireless ecosystem of interoperable, high-performance devices that would operate seamlessly. In that time there have been many challenges to overcome but we have now created a market that simply did not previously exist. Consolidating activities with the Wi-Fi Alliance at this juncture will ensure WiGig’s mainstream success to the benefit of technology users everywhere,” said Dr Ali Sadri, President and Chairman of the WiGig Alliance.

http://www.wi-fi.org
http://www.wigig.org    

Monday, June 27, 2011

WiGig Alliance Publishes 60 GHz Spec 1.1

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) announced the publication of its certification-ready multi-gigabit wireless specification. A WiGig Bus Extension (WBE) specification has also been released to Adopter members. The WiGig Bus Extension and WiGig Serial Extension (WSE) enable high-performance multi-gigabit wireless connectivity among multiple devices, from storage devices to other high-speed peripherals and applications such as Wireless Docking. WiGig is finalizing the WSE specification and plans to publish it to Adopters in the second half of this year.

"We are marching toward enabling the fastest wireless technology for practical applications such as Wireless Docking, Wireless Display and Wireless Networking," said Dr. Ali Sadri, WiGig Alliance president and chairman. "Our continued diligence in the MAC-PHY specification development process and collaboration with the Wi-Fi Alliance to build an interoperable multi-gigabit wireless solution based on our latest specification will soon provide an unprecedented user experience that changes people's lives."http://www.wigig.org

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