The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today that the product certification and the next generation of 802.11ad Wi-Fi wireless standard based on the project has been launched, named “ Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig”.
To participate in the first batch of certification testing products: DELL Latitude E7450/E7470 notebook, Intel Tri-Band three band wireless LAN, Qualcomm 802.11ad Wi-Fi chipset and router (QCA9500 chipset based on Peraso 60GHz USB), Socionext 802.11ad adapter reference design kit, reference adapter.
However, TP-Link has released the world's first 802.11ad &ldquo Talon AD7200” router; not one of them, it will support 2.4/5/60GHz three bands, corresponding to the highest rates of 800Mbps, 1733Mbps, 4600Mbps, a total of up to 7200Mbps, with eight antennas, support MU-MIMO.
Different from the present 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ad WiGig 60GHz running in ultra high frequency, there is no congestion problem, data transmission can achieve the highest rate of 8Gbps, is also a second 1GB, which can meet the wireless base station, and enhance the flow of virtual reality, multimedia, games, the needs of a variety of network applications.
The defects of 60GHz high-frequency transmission distance is not far, so it will not replace 2.4/5GHz, but complementary, mainly for short distance wireless transmission, and is expected to replace part of HDMI, such as VR / helmet glasses can get rid of the cable tie.
At this year's Intel IDF will show a WiGig VR helmet prototype, based on Oculus DK2, 3D printing shell, there are WiGig signal receiving dock, and the other end is the transformation of the Alienware PC host, a black collocation expansion box, at a distance of about 5 meters.
Of course, stability and delay is the biggest problem of this technology, to catch up with the cable connection must continue to work.
Wi-Fi alliance is expected to next year there will be 180 million devices to support 802.11ad, in 2021 the global shipments of 1 billion 500 million units of smart phones will have half of the support.