News just dropped through from Wilocity about its new Wil6300 chipset announced at Mobile World Congress. The Wil6300 chipset is quoted as the world’s first 802.11ad ‘WiGig’ multi-gigabit WiFi chipset for smartphones. Wilocity are stating a peak speed of 4.6 Gbps over an 802.11ad network, equivalent to 8-antenna based WiFi. So while 802.11ad can have limited range (10m with no walls) due to the 60 GHz frequency band used, there is scope in home and work user environments for faster in-network data streaming, such as video. Wilocity has a history of WiGig development – we covered their desktop PC 802.11ad development back at Computex 2012 and sales figures for Wilocity number more than a million since February 2013. In the...
In the name of connectivity, local networks, data sharing and charging, D-Link are showcasing their DIR-510L WiFi AC750 Portable Router and Charger at CES this week. The principle...10 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014
We've followed Intel's CPU team's march towards mobile for years now, but we've seen very little from the wireless group. That's all beginning to change. Earlier this year at...47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2013
For a while now, wireless charging has been slowly gaining momentum, and one of the phones that includes support is Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 (SGS4). For the past week...32 by Brian Klug on 7/13/2013
A couple months back, we were contacted by Amped Wireless and offered a chance to look at their latest dual-band 802.11n router, the R20000G. Along with the router, Amped...28 by Jarred Walton on 6/23/2012
At the 2012 CES, we reported on one of the first public 802.11ac technology demonstrations at the Buffalo Technologies booth. Fast forward a few months, and Netgear seemed to...11 by Ganesh T S & Brian Klug on 5/14/2012
This morning we stopped by TI's power management group to check out what all they had in store, and got to check out some demos of their new second...18 by Brian Klug on 1/12/2012