802.11ay: 20Gig Wireless!

March 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM

 

Hold on to your hats – or in this case, your wireless devices – and prepare to be blown away by 802.11ay. The next generation wireless standard promises almost three times the speed of 802.11ad with transmission rates of 20 Gbps, up from 802.11ad’s current rate of  7 Gbps. It will also extend transmission distance from the 10 meter limit of 802.11ad to as far as 300-500 meters!

 

Scheduled for release next year, 802.11ay will increase bandwidth and improve the reliability and robustness of the 60GHz millimeter wave spectrum. It will be designed to improve throughput, range and use-cases.

 

The focus of 802.11ay will be on new applications for mobile offloading, wireless docking and display as well as indoor and outdoor wireless backhaul. It is also expected to include mechanisms for MU-MIMO and channel bonding technologies.

 

The main targets for 802.11ay are DisplayPort, HDMI and USB connectivity, fast synch as well as short-range, high-bandwidth connectivity to TV and monitor displays.  

 

As an amendment for improving the performance of the 802.11ad standard, 802.11ay will support the same broad applications and be backward compatible with the 802.11ad standard.

 

802.11ay is primed to pack a punch with super-charged 20 Gig speeds and greater transmission distance. This revolutionary IEEE standard will surely break records and set the standard for future wireless technology.

 

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