Looks like Japanese manufacturers (Hitachi, Panasonic and Toshiba) are gearing up to develop their own millimeter-wave communication ICs. They’re independently developing 60GHz-waveband radio frequency (RF) transceiver ICs, and if everything goes according to plan, the first products could appear as early as the second half of 2010. The benefit of the 60GHz band is that it can utilize a frequency bandwidth of about 7GHz, allowing it to assure high-speed throughput in terms of Gbit/s. With the release of audio-visual equipment such as TVs that actually use millimeter waves, it’s not too surprising to see manufacturers starting to work on this. We’re certainly looking forward to a wireless world.
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