New 802.11ac WiFi standard coming 20122011-12-13 11:45 by Daniela
Tags: 802.11ac, Wi-Fi, Broadcom
Gigabit-speed wireless LAN products based on the emerging IEEE 802.11ac standard will start shipping next year and usher Wi-Fi into its next era of high speed and long range, communications chip maker Broadcom said Thursday.
The new technology will use beam-forming, wide bands, and multiple antennas to deliver as much as 1.3Gbps of real-world throughput, with a longer range and better wall-penetration capability that will help it serve entire homes, said Rahul Patel, vice president of Broadcom's mobile and wireless group.
By using this 'clean' band 802.11ac is unhindered by other signals and so is able to be incredibly quick and also incredibly powerful, offering penetration through buildings that has not yet been achieved by even the most powerful 802.11n routers.
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