Samsung Unveils Plans for 4.6 Gbps Wi-Fi

Company expects to commercialize it as early as next year

Samsung says it has developed commercially viable 60 GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology using the 802.11ad standard that enables data transmission speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. At these speeds, a 1 GB movie will take less than three seconds to transfer between devices and uncompressed HD videos can be streamed directly from mobile devices to TVs in real-time.

Wireless communications at 60 GHz are challenging because of the path loss caused by walls, trees and even the atmosphere. Samsung was able to meet these challenges through its millimeter-wave circuit designs, high-performance modem technologies, and its wide-coverage-beam-forming antenna. Its micro beam-forming control technology can optimize a communications module in less than 333 microseconds to respond to any changes in the communications environment.

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