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Networking hardware maker Peraso of Toronto, Canada focuses its efforts on designing integrated circuits but doesn't fabricate its own designs, instead outsourcing them to "foundries" -- as such, Peraso refers to itself as a "fabless semiconductor company." Next week at CES, however, it will be demonstrating a new USB 3.0 adaptor for the 802.11ad standard also known as "WiGig." The standard offers LAN speeds up to 10 times that of conventional Wi-Fi, and the adapter is expected to help home equipment take advantage of the increased speed as 802.11ad becomes more commonly used.
Computers could potentially run without any cables or external wiring in the future, according to a Computex demonstration by Intel. The chip producer demonstrated a number of reference design devices that combine the close-range and high-speed WiGig standard with wireless charging to create an entirely connected and wire-free computing system.
Chipset manufacturer Qualcomm has entered into talks with Israeli-based chip maker Wilocity over the finalization of a deal that would purchase the WiGig company for around $300 million. Wilocity had previously raised $105 million in venture capital funding with Qualcomm as one of its investors.
Satechi has released its Smart TV Box, now available online through Satechi and Amazon. Ideal for those who want to stream digital media onto their televisions, the Smart TV Box allows for downloading apps from the Google Play Store (as it is an Android 4.2 device), and stream movies, music, games and more on their HDTV.
Intel has demonstrated wireless docking using WiGig at the Intel Developers Forum. Also known as 802.11ad, the technology uses wireless speeds of up to 7Gbps to connect a monitor and various peripherals to a computer without the need for wires. Using the 60GHz band, it has a throughput multiple times that of 802.11ac and is backwards compatible with all current standards.
Panasonic is using a tablet with an integrated WiGig prototype radio to provide a proof-of-concept of the ultra high-speed wireless technology. With it, the company is showing off the ability of transmitting data at 1Gbps speeds over distances of up to three feet. Panasonic hopes to miniaturize the technology and have it available on an SD card when it ships actual products.
Wilocity, an Israeli-based company that is developing 60GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets for mobile devices, will show off some working prototypes at the CES show this January. Based on 802.11ad technology, it promises 7 gigabits per second transfer speeds over short distances. The first devices using the technology will be notebooks, ultrabooks, tablets and docking stations, said Wilocity VP of Marketing Mark Grodzinsky.
VESA chairman and WiGig board member Bruce Montag in an interview this weekend revealed that the 7Gbps WiGig standard for Wi-Fi should be ready in just over a year. He expected prototypes based on the ultra wideband, 60GHz technology to be ready in 2011 and shipping devices in 2012. TrustedReviews didn't get direct clues as to which companies and devices would be the first.
The WiGig Alliance and the VESA display group today said they were working together on developing a wireless DisplayPort standard. Both groups plan to share technology that would allow for "multi-gigabit" bandwidth and display quality as good as a wired DisplayPort connection over the air. The ultra wideband technology was considered good fit as the sheer headroom and architecture are good enough to both match the same quality as DisplayPort and scale to future versions.
A second ultra-fast wireless standard received an update on Monday as the WirelessHD Consortium put out the 1.1 version of its spec. The new version ups the bandwidth to a minimum 10Gbps and maximum 28Gbps; the extra speed renders it possible to send 3D and 4K video over wireless. Portability is now a major focus as well: it can stream uncompressed video between the source and a handheld such as a smartphone or a media player.