Atheros and Wilocity work towards a Tri-band future

by Rafael Hernandez on July 14, 2010 · 0 comments

Wireless networking has been a boon to laptops, gaming consoles, smartphones, and just about any computing device having come down the pipe over the past 5 years. Of course there are those that wish to extend the radio waves into some interesting new territories.

Atheros and Wilocity are working together in order to combine the current 802.11n dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with the WiGig 60 GHz specification, capable of up to 7Gbps transfer rates, in order to create a triple band monster.

Of course that’s all well and good and likely to be a ways off before it’s nicely preloaded into our PCs but Wilocity has a bit of voodoo magic brewing with their very own wireless PCI Express technology (shortened wPCIe) which should allow for all manner of hardware to run on any computing platform without the need for any messy cables or physical port access. Think wireless graphics cards stored on your desktop syncing nicely to your laptop for the ultimate in comfortable gaming experiences.

Interesting stuff but only time will tell if it’s pie in the sky dreaming. We’re hoping it isn’t.

Wilocity Wireless PCI Express (wPCIe) technology Overview @ Wilocity
Wireless Gigabit Alliance @ WiGig

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