Today, Dell began shipping a laptop with the option to add Qualcomm Tri-band WiGig (at 60 GHz) as well as Wi-Fi. Dell’s Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks, using “Tri-band” encompasses the two bands used by 802.11n Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz and 5 GHz, as well as the new 802.11ad WiGig band at 60 GHz.
The Dell Latitude 6430u includes both 2.4 and 5 GHz connections, as well as a new 60 GHz connection that can deliver speeds up to 4.6 gigabits per second. The 60 GHz 802.11ad standard is designed to handle high-bandwidth, low-latency traffic.
The Dell Latitude 6430u can wirelessly connect your existing peripherals via a new wireless dock. The Wireless Dock supports up to two external displays with both DisplayPort and HDMI. It also includes three USB 3.0 ports and a front Audio In/Out port for voice over IP.
WiGig is supported and driven by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, comprising dozens of industry-leading member companies including Dell, Qualcomm and Wilocity, a fabless semiconductor company developing 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets.
QualComm and Wilocity launched their tri-band reference design that combines 802.11ac and 802.11ad wireless capabilities on a single module at CES 2013.
WiGig, using the 802.11ad standard, supports data transmission rates up to 7 Gbit/s – more than ten times faster than the highest 802.11n rate.
The IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11ad standards may also use
Here’s a review of evolving WiFi standards:
The IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11ad standards may also useMulti-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), where simultaneous streams are transmitted to different users on the same channels.
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