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Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability    
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Friday, February 28, 2014 Wilocity has reportedly developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones, that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability based on the 802.11ad standard. The company unveiled its new chipset at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2014, in Barcelona.






Wilocity leads the way in the WiGig space. The company has develop the 802.11ad standard and is the first and the only one to provide chipsets to support it. The company had collaborated with Dell to add the WiGig connectivity that uses 60 Ghz frequency range to deliver 5 GB per second speed to PCs and base stations. Now, Wilocity has developed the chipset for mobile devices, which will begin testing in the second half of this year. The company has not disclosed its mobile handset partners, yet.

Mark Grodzinsky, the vice president of marketing for Wilocity said that the company expects the first mobile phones with the chipset to be available in the first quarter of 2015. Wilocity WiGig mobile chipset is based on the first 28-nanometer process technology for WiGig, which makes it ultra-low-power and thus suitable for mobile handsets, he added.

WiGig is expected to bring phones improvements over the current 802.11 standards. With a "raw speed" of up to 7 gigs per second, it also can also navigate network congestion. "With traditional WiFi you have an antenna that is omnidirectional, so it also interferes with everyone else," said Grodzinsky.

WiGig uses 802.11ad on the 60 Ghz frequency that allows devices to communicate directly with the network, reducing interference and providing a "massive improvement in network capacity." Wilocity claims that its chipset for mobile devices provides users with 4.6 Gbps interference-free bandwidth, which is more than 10 times faster than current mobile WiFi.

Aastha RS, EFYTIMES News Network


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