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Recently there has been a number of interesting developments in Wi-Fi chipsets. Last month Qualcomm Atheros and Wilocity announced the first tri-band Wi-Fi chipset that integrates multi-gigabit performance in the 60-GHz band with handoff to the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands.  


“The AR9004TB solution is the first to offer multi-gigabit Wi-Fi and wireless bus extension, coupled with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0,” says Mark Grodzinsky, vice president of marketing of Wilocity

 

The AR9004TB integrates 802.11n and WiGig/802.11ad technologies in the same form factor, so consumers can have 802.11n Wi-Fi for whole home connectivity and 802.11ad for networked synchronization of HD movies in seconds (versus tens of minutes), I/O connection to USB3/SATA hard drives, instant “sync and go” between mobile platforms, streaming display to projectors/TVs/monitors, and high-performance wireless docking.

The 60 Ghz signal offers many amazing capabilities and brings innovations in wireless home electronic components such as wireless HDMI connections or digital audio and video connections to various kinds of wireless personal area networking devices and home automation.


These high speed Wi-Fi chipsets coupled with a growing fiber optic infrastructure promise an exiting high-speed networked world.

More info on this at  Electronic Magazine

John

 

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