SAMSUNG HAS DEVELOPED a new 60GHz WiFi technology capable of speeds five times faster than currently possible, which the firm claims could achieve transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, or 575MBps.
The five-fold increase in Samsung's 802.11ad standard from the maximum speed possible with existing consumer devices - 866Mbps, or 108MBps - means a 1GB movie would take about two seconds to download.
Samsung said this would lead to changes in the way we consume media, as uncompressed high-definition videos could be streamed easily from mobile devices to TVs in real time without any delay.
The firm also stated that the development could become integral to connected homes and other initiatives related to the Internet of Things.
"Unlike the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies, Samsung's 802.11ad standard 60GHz Wi-Fi technology maintains maximum speed by eliminating co-channel interference, regardless of the number of devices using the same network," the firm explained in the Samsung Tomorrow blog.
"By doing so, Samsung's new technology removes the gap between theoretical and actual speeds, and exhibits actual speed that is more than 10 times faster than that of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies."
The technology integrates wide-coverage beam-forming antenna into WiFi devices, as opposed to current millimetre wave circuit designs that send millimetre waves that travel by line-of-sight and have weak penetration properties and are susceptible to path loss.
Samsung said it also enhanced the overall signal quality in the technology by developing what it claims is the world's first micro beam-forming control technology, a design that optimises the communications module in less than 1/3,000 seconds if there are any changes in the communications environment.
Samsung said plans to apply this new technology to a wide range of products including audio visual and medical devices, as well as telecoms equipment, as early as next year. µ
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