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Wireless Gigabit Alliance Completes Initial Specification

The Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance announced the completion of its initial unified wireless specification.

According to the organization, WiGig technology will operate on the 60 GHz band and allow personal computers, consumer electronics and handheld devices to communicate at speeds of up to 7 Gbps (ten times faster than 802.11n) while maintaining compatibility with existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. Wireless video display (HDMI, DisplayPort) and PC peripheral interfaces (PCIe and USB) will also be made possible.

WiGig is one of several competing approaches, including WirelessHD, Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) and Wireless USB, currently under development.

The WiGig Alliance expects to present this specification to its members in the first quarter of 2010, with initial products expected sometime in 2011.

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