Saturday, 4 June 2011

Panasonic develops 60GHz wireless technology for mobile devices

Japaneses Electronics Maker Panasonic has developed a 60GHz multi-gigabit wireless circuit technology for mobile devices that could allow wireless speeds up to 20 times faster than current technology.
The wireless electronics will use the 60GHz band instead of the traditional 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands used for mobile wireless connections. This band is wider than the others, therefore allowing a significant speed increase, and is capable of sending a 30 minute compressed high-definition video within just 10 seconds.

The 60GHz band traditionally has been used only for TVs and other stationary devices, mainly because wider frequency bands have significantly higher power consumption.
This brings up the question of how efficient Pansonic's new wireless technology might be, because if an increase in speed comes at an increase in power cost it will be difficult to sell this to mobile users, who already suffer from high power consumption on smartphones and tablets.

Read the rest via theinquirer

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