N/APosted on - 05/28/2015
What is WiGig? Will WiGig be available to smartphones and tablets? Will users be able to stream Netflix directly from a smart phone or tablet to a wireless TV? Will Display makers build WiGig technologies into monitors and TVs in the coming years? What are the must know things about WiGig?
What is WiGig and it’s services?
WiGig: WiGig is wireless Gigabit Alliance. It is developed and promoted to provide wireless communication technology with multi gigabyte speed. It operates over 60 GHz unlicensed frequency band. You can use it as like Wi-Fi. But there are some limitations.
WiGig operates in the 60GHz frequency range, WiGig has severe limitations in terms of range. A higher frequency means a shorter wavelength. A shorter wavelength equals higher attenuation, and shorter range. Your Wi-Fi network operating in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz range can extend for hundreds of feet—from your desk to the board room, or from one end of your house to the other. WiGig has a range of about 30 feet.
It will compete with other technologies like Wireless HD (which also operates in the 60GHz range) as a standard for wirelessly transmitting audio and video from a tablet or game console to a TV, or from an audio system to speakers. It will be great for living room entertainment because it can free you from the ugly tangle of wires running here and there. The advantage WiGig has over Wireless HD is that it’s at least possible to create a chip capable of delivering Wi-Fi and WiGig from the same device—enabling technology that can seamlessly switch between 802.11ac and 802.11ad so you can take advantage of WiGig while you’re in range and drop back to 802.11ac Wi-Fi when you leave the room.