WiGig Alliance issues version 1.1 spec, setting stage for 60-GHz multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi

July 14, 2011
WiGig is approaching fruition and advancing quickly toward enabling WiGig-based products.

WiGig Alliance Advances Multi-Gigabit Wireless Ecosystem with Publication of Certification-Ready Version 1.1 Specification; WiGig Bus Extension Specification for I/O Applications Now Available; WiGig Display Extension Specification for A/V Applications Enhanced by HDMI and VESA Partnerships

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), the organization for advancing the worldwide adoption and use of 60 GHz wireless technology and its applications, recently announced the publication of its certification-ready multi-gigabit wireless specification. WiGig says the new version 1.1 specification addresses enhancements identified by member companies during the product development process. Soon WiGig members will be able to test their WiGig-based products to ensure interoperability within the ecosystem and provide end users with reliable solutions at product launch.

“We are marching toward enabling the fastest wireless technology for practical applications such as wireless docking, wireless display and wireless networking,” comments Dr. Ali Sadri, WiGig Alliance president and chairman. “Our continued diligence in the MAC-PHY specification development process and collaboration with the Wi-Fi Alliance to build an interoperable multi-gigabit wireless solution based on our latest specification will soon provide an unprecedented user experience that changes people’s lives.”

“WiGig is approaching fruition and advancing quickly toward enabling WiGig-based products,” added Filomena Berardi, Market Research Analyst, IMS Research. “By providing consumers a comprehensive wireless solution designed for a diverse set of applications at multi-gigabit speeds, WiGig is delivering technology that will shape the future of 60 GHz.”

WiGig Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) Updates

WiGig also announced the publication of its WiGig Bus Extension (WBE) specification, now available to Adopter members. The WiGig Bus Extension and WiGig Serial Extension (WSE) enable high-performance multi-gigabit wireless connectivity among multiple devices, from storage devices to other high-speed peripherals and applications such as Wireless Docking. WiGig is finalizing the WSE specification and plans to publish it to Adopters in the second half of this year.

In addition to WiGig’s partnership with VESA for wireless DisplayPort certification, WiGig has become an adopter of HDMI Licensing, LLC to further provide WiGig Display Extension (WDE) support for HDMI mapping. WDE is billed as the only 60 GHz specification that defines a framework to connect to DisplayPort monitors and HDMI TVs, enabling key applications such as the wireless transmission of compressed or uncompressed video. WDE will be available to Adopters in the second half of 2011.

WiGig Alliance Gains Additional Contributors

Finally, as WiGig continues its testing and certification efforts, the addition of the following eight WiGig Contributors enhances the breadth and depth of WiGig’s testing ecosystem. New members include the following companies: Aeroflex; Future Technology Devices International; Institute for Infocomm Research; MET Labs; SRTC; Hittite Microwave; Rohde & Schwarz; and UL CCS.

More Info:www.wigig.org

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