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New Wireless 60 GHz Standard Promises Ultra-Fast Short Distance Transfer

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    The Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology has produced a CMOS chip capable of transmitting 60 GHz digital RF signals. This short-range new technology, if finalized, could offer many benefits, such as extremely fast wireless peer-to-peer connectivity in short ranges between virtually any device. That chip can even make the cables used nowadays for connection obsolete. Among the many potential 60 GHz applications are virtually wireless desktop-computer setups and data centers, wireless home DVD systems, in-store kiosks that transfer movies to handheld devices in seconds, and the potential to move gigabytes of photos or video from a camera to a PC almost instantly without cables. The single-chip CMOS component integrates a low-power radio with an embedded antenna, that draws only 100 milliwatts of power when operating, making it not only very small but extremely efficient too. GEDC researchers have already achieved very high data transfer rates that promise unprecedented short-range wireless speeds — 15 Gbps at a distance of 1 meter, 10 Gbps at 2 meters and 5 Gbps at 5 meters, enough for transmitting uncompressed 720p or 1080i video.
    "We believe this new standard represents a major step forward," said Joy Laskar, a member of the Ecma 60 GHz standards committee and director of the Georgia Electronic Design Center ( GEDC ) at Georgia Tech. "Consumers could see products capable of ultra-fast short-range data transfer within two or three years." The specifications for this technology, which involves chips capable of sending RF signals in the 60 GHz range, are expected to be published as an ISO standard in 2009.

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    Beats the crap out of bluetooth and standard RF devices we use today.

    I want to see this tech on the market ASAP. :D
     
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    u got that damn right DaedalusHelios.......

    i want it !!! i want it now !!

    that technology is awesome !!
     
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    Sounds effing sick. I want no more wires!!!!!!!!!! Now just make me a desk and a floormat with that electricity panel technology, and one of these babies in everything, and I could live my dream :D
     
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    I know I'm fantasizing but imagine one of these chips on a motherboard and the need to only slide in future hdd in swap bays (power provided through rail like system).

    Anyhow the possibilities are countless.
     
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    YUM. Good call. Gives you a whole new idea when it comes to "wire management" LOL.
     
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    This would rule in home theater setups. Move your speakers all you want! Take it to the crapper if you like!:laugh:
     
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    5 meters isn't very far. I'll stick to my cables, thank you.
     
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    Man this is awesome. No wires!! HAHA, and my PS3 could transfer BD files no problem either even at the 10Meter distance.
     
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    Here are some pictures from CES2009 a collegue of mine took (it's not the 60 GHz chip though. I'd guess it's 2.44 GHz):
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    The thing is that you still need a power cable to the speakers.
     
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    Similar to Logitechs 5450 speakers. I think they are now discontinued as i cant find them on their Euro website.
     
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    wow a 60Ghz wireless chip will change everything!
     
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    LG demoed this same technology at CES 2009.
     
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    I wouldn't think it would be at 60Ghz.... rofl

    The 60Ghz chip hasn't been standardized so why at CES 2009? It couldn't have been.

    Unless you have a link.
     
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    this + surface = :)
     
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    That looks a little bigger. I guess I should have specified. :laugh:

    I wonder what could have been used to scale how large that thing is.... unless you have a photo of that :D

    I was thinking of the tiny module found in the news post.

    Unless that module has a longer range and then it makes alot of sense.
     
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    i just want cordless hard drives already. gimme gimme!
     

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