Designed to address the specific requirements of various platforms, our 60 GHz technology will enable the broadest ecosystem of interoperable systems. It does not need to be retrofitted or adapted for future applications. The WiGig technology has also been adapted to coexist with millions of wireless devices already in use around the world.
For more information on WiGig’s specification, download our specification whitepaper.
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The WiGig version 1.0 specification includes the following key elements:
- Supports data transmission rates up to 7 Gbps – more than 10x faster than the highest 802.11n rate
- Supplements and extends the 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC) layer and is backward compatible with the IEEE 802.11 standard
- Physical layer enables both the low power and the high performance WiGig devices, guaranteeing interoperability and communication at gigabit rates
- Protocol adaptation layers are being developed to support specific system interfaces including data buses for PC peripherals and display interfaces for HDTVs, monitors and projectors
- Support for beamforming, enabling robust communication at distances beyond 10 meters
- Widely used advanced security and power management for WiGig devices
Become a WiGig member
WiGig members get access to the published WiGig spec and are able to develop next-generation wireless products under royalty-free terms. Visit our Join Us page to become a member and gain the benefits of membership, including access to the WiGig specification.
WiGig Protocol Adaption Layer Specifications
The WiGig version 1.1 A/V and I/O protocol adaptation layer (PAL) specifications have been developed to support specific system interfaces.
The WiGig Bus Extension and WiGig Serial Extension.
The WiGig Bus Extension (WBE) is now available to members. WiGig is finalizing the WiGig Serial Extension (WSE) and plans to publish it to Adopters in the second half of 2011.
- Define high-performance wireless implementations of widely used computer interfaces over 60 GHz
- Enable multi-gigabit wireless connectivity between devices
- Offer applications including connection to storage and other high-speed peripherals
The WiGig Display Extension
The WiGig Display Extension (WDE) will be available to Adopters in the second half of 2011.
- Supports wireless transmission of audio/visual data
- Enables wireless DisplayPort and other display interfaces that include HDCP 2.0. WiGig is currently looking at upgrading to HDCP 2.1.
- Offers key A/V applications, such as transmission of compressed or uncompressed video from a computer or digital camera to an HDTV, monitor or projector