Wi-Fi backers drive to 60 GHz News & Analysis 5/6/2009 3 comments Five top Wi-Fi chip makers and a handful of computer and consumer OEMs have created the Wireless Gigabit Alliance that aims to release later this year a specification for 60 GHz networking at rates up to 6 Gbits/second, competing with startups such as Amimon and SiBeam that have rallied similar alliances around their technologies and already delivered working chips to OEM partners.
Report: Ultrawideband dies by 2013 News & Analysis 5/4/2009 5 comments Ultrawideband technology is effectively dead in consumer and computer markets, according to a new report from market watcher In-Stat that says Wi-Fi will take the vast majority of the market for handling high definition video over wireless links while Wi-Fi variants and 60 GHz options will grab a thin slice of the pie.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.