Ecma International is developing an International Standard for 60
GHz technology for very high data rate short range unlicensed
The new standard is aiming at bulk data transfer, high-definition
multimedia streaming and wireless personal area networking
At its meeting from 30 January to 2 February in Atlanta, Ecma?s
TC32-TG20 task group reviewed proposal presentations for a complete
(PHY+MAC) standard for low power 2 to 10 Gigabit/s data transport.
The standard intends to ensure compatibility and interoperability
for different usage/application scenarios by defining a common
At the Atlanta meeting, ETRI, GEDC (Georgia Tech), Intel, KU (Korea
University), Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic),
NewLANS, Philips and Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd., Samsung
Electronics Co. Ltd. reached a major milestone by analysing
standard proposals that will give rise to a slew of next generation
"Wireless interconnects need to be rethought to provide easy-to-use
connectivity at multi-gigabit data rates serving large file
transfer and high definition multimedia streaming applications for
consumer electronics, medical and computing devices," said Ruud van
Bokhorst, Director of Standardization with Philips.
"Enabling wireless multi-gigabit data rates at the lowest power and
lowest cost ever achieved is a tremendous advantage of the emerging
CMOS based 60GHz technology," said Dr. Haksun Kim, VP of Wireless
Solutions Lab in Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., LTD.