Samsung Electronics' new 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology will increase data transfer speed by 5 times

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    Samsung Electronics announced the successful development of a technology that can provide data transfer rates of up to 4.6 Gb / s or 575 MB / s, which is 5 times higher than the maximum speed of modern consumer devices (866 Mbit / s or 108 MB / s). As a result, the user will be able to download a 1 GB movie in less than 3 seconds, while streaming HD content between smartphones and TVs without compression can even be done in real time without delay.

    The technology developed by Samsung complies with the IEEE 802.11ad specification and uses a frequency range of 60 GHz in contrast to 2.4 and 5 GHz in modern Wi-Fi standards. The indicated frequency allows you to get rid of interference in communication channels, regardless of how many devices use the same network. Thus, Samsung’s new technology bridges the gap between theoretical and actual speeds and demonstrates real speed, which is actually 10 times faster than 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless data transfer technologies.

    Until now, commercial use of the 60 GHz frequency has been impossible, since millimeter waves propagating within line of sight did not pass well through walls and quickly lost their power, which led to difficulties in receiving and loss of data packets. Through the use of a millimeter wave circuit and a high-performance modem, as well as a wide-range beam antenna developed by the company's engineers, Samsung was able to successfully achieve the highest quality 60 GHz wireless technology, which has become suitable for commercial use.

    In addition, the company developed a beam control technology. To ensure the highest possible signal level, it changes the parameters of the system controller 3 thousand times per second, which allows you to instantly adapt the signal in the event of obstacles or changes in the communication environment. Samsung has also developed a new method that allows multiple devices to connect to the network at the same time.

    As in the case of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies that are used in modern equipment, the 60 GHz band does not require licensing, and commercialization of this technology is expected next year. Samsung plans to apply the new technology in various product categories, including audio and video equipment, medical equipment and telecommunications devices. Also, this technology will become an integral part of developments dedicated to the implementation of the concept of Samsung Smart Home and other initiatives related to the so-called “Internet of things”.

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