The “Internet of Things” is a concept that is set to change how our homes work in the future, allowing us to connect anything from a thermostat to a cooker to the internet, however at the moment this kind of technology simply isn’t ready yet due to slow broadband speeds and even slower wireless networks.
Samsung Electronics has today announced to development of something that might change that for the good today, allowing for 60GHz Wi-Fi technology that can provide data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gbps or 575MB per second, two numbers which the company says is a five-fold increase from the normal 866Mbps speeds.
“Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology, and looks forward to commercializing this breakthrough technology,” said Kim Chang Yong, Head of DMC R&D Center of Samsung Electronics. “New and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi technology.”
Samsung says that with this technology users will be able to transfer a 1GB movie in less than three seconds with this technology, and even stream uncompressed high-definition videos to devices in real-time without any delay.
To do this Samsung’s new 802.11ad standard 60GHz Wi-Fi technology eliminates any co-channel interference as well as leveraging millimeter-wave circuit design and high performance modem technologies and by developing wide-coverage beam-forming antenna, allowing the technology to provide an actual speed that is more than 10 times faster than that of 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi technologies according to the company.
The company also claims that the technology uses the world’s first micro beam-forming control technology which can optimise the communications module in less than 1/3,000 seconds, and to top it off the company also claims to have developed the world’s first method to allow multiple devices to connect simultaneously to a network.
The new 60GHz technology will be an unlicensed band spectrum around the world much like the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum, and is expected to be commercialised as soon as early next year.
You can find out more about the new technology at the link below.