The WiGig Alliance and the Wi-Fi Alliance® have announced a cooperation agreement for multi-gigabit wireless networking. The Wi-Fi Alliance and the WiGig Alliance will share technology specifications for the development of a next-generation Wi-Fi Alliance certification program supporting Wi-Fi® operation in the 60 GHz frequency band. This agreement further encourages the development of products supporting 60 GHz technology to expand existing Wi-Fi capabilities.
Device connectivity in the 60 GHz band will complement the current family of Wi-Fi technologies. Targeted primarily for applications that require gigabit speeds, 60 GHz products are expected to be used in a wide range of high-performance devices – TVs and set-top boxes, notebooks and netbooks, mobile handsets, digital cameras and more. A significant portion, if not all, of these devices are expected to also support traditional Wi-Fi networking in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. For more information, please read our recent joint press release.
The WiGig Alliance and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) have announced a cooperative agreementliaison to define the next generation standard wireless display technology. The WiGig Alliance and VESA will share technology expertise and specifications to develop multi-gigabit wireless DisplayPort capabilities. A certification program for wireless DisplayPort products will be developed in parallel.
This agreement will spur the development of a new ecosystem of interoperable wireless display products, providing an effective wireless alternative to cables, docking stations and adapters. For additional information, please read our recent joint press release.