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(WIreless GIGabit) A short-range wireless technology introduced in 2009 by the WiGig Alliance, which was later absorbed into the Wi-Fi Alliance. Using the unlicensed 60 GHz band, WiGig was designed as a cable replacement for home theater equipment as well as wireless docking for mobile devices. Supporting a 7 Gbps data rate, WiGig offers more bandwidth than Wi-Fi but also throttles down to Wi-Fi speeds in noisy environments. However, if the signal has no obstruction, it can transmit up to 60 feet. See wireless dock.

11ad and 11ay
WiGig uses the IEEE 802.11ad and 802.11ay standards for transmission (see 802.11ad). See wireless USB, WirelessHD, WHDI and ISM band.

No More Wires
WiGig eliminates cables and clutter when TVs are wall mounted. At 60 GHz, the five-millimeter wavelength is highly directional, and beamforming is used to bounce signals off the wall from the router (white unit on right) to the laptop in this example. See beamforming. (Image courtesy of the Wi-Fi Alliance.)
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From the early days of WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance) to 5G mm-Wave today, Vivo has been focused on deep studies and solid works on mm-Wave antenna designs and technologies.
The new adapter focuses on Intel-developed Wireless Gigabit Alliance technology, which is able to operate in the interference-free 60Ghz band with lower latency but better performance, HTC said.
[UKPRwire, Fri May 16 2014] Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Market (IEEE 802.11ad, 60 GHz, 7Gbps Wi-Fi, Wireless Gigabit Alliance, Access Points, Routers, Residential Gateways, Backhaul Equipment) - Worldwide Forecasts, Business Models, Technology Roadmap and Analysis (2014 - 2019)
(1) WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance): Established in May 2009, this industry group (consisting of various PC, Home appliances, mobile devices as well as semiconductor companies) has been working actively in the 60 GHz area to create a standard for high speed wireless communication targeting above 1 Gbps, providing interoperability verification, as well as making contribution to the IEEE802.11ad standardization.
According to the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, "The WiGig specification is based on the existing IEEE 802.11 standard, which is at the core of hundreds of millions of Wi-H products deployed worldwide.
SiBEAM is a provider of high-speed wireless communication products for uncompressed HD video in consumer electronics and personal computer applications, a founding member of the WirelessHD Consortium and an active member of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig).
Currently, TRi said, there are three major wireless audio/video transmission standards: WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface), WirelessHD (WiHD), and WiGig (Wireless Gigabit Alliance).
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance formally launches with a vision of wireless networking in excess of 1Gbps.<p>The short version of the group's name - WiGig - is a bit unfortunate, considering that you sometimes see the acronym WIGIG standing for "When it's gone, it's gone." <p>The IDG News Service reported on the group's formation, and noted that there have been several attempts at taking advantage of unlicensed 60GHz spectrum for high-speed wireless communications.
[1] Wireless Gigabit Alliance was established by technology leaders within the consumer electronics, personal computer, semiconductor and handheld industries to address the need for faster, wireless connectivity between computing, communications and entertainment devices.
Among the solutions being promoted are three consortium-led standards: WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface), WirelessHD and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance. WHDI is based on a unique video modem solution from fabless semiconductor supplier Amimon Inc., and operates in the 5GHz band.

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