Samsung’s New Wi-Fi Technology Delivers 5 Times Faster Speed
Research is fundamental part of innovation, that every company needs. Microsoft has its research platform (MSR) and the company conducts and promotes some very interesting researches (like Project Adam that recognizes dogs) that not only help Microsoft in innovating new products and services, but also help in succeeding in a highly crowded tech industry. Similarly, Google has Google Research which is aimed to perform the same task as MSR — research. They also have some interesting projects like Google Brain and a challenge for inventing smallest power inverter.
Samsung Electronics also conducts their own research. They announced on Sunday about a new super fast Wi-Fi technology. Using this technology, a 1GB movie can be transferred between devices in less than three seconds, while uncompressed high-definition video can be streamed from mobile devices to TV in real time without any delay.
About technical details, this Wi-Fi technology operates on 60GHz and delivers data transmission speed up to 4.6Gbps, or 575MB per second. This is five times faster than 866Mbps, or 108MB per second, which is the maximum speed supported by current electronics devices.
Existing Wi-Fi technologies face difficulties in handling channel interferences that reduce the speed delivered by router. Samsung’s new tech use sophisticated techniques to handle such interferences. It makes maintaining speed possible in a region. Moreover, Samsung has made it possible to connect multiple devices to a network at the same time. This is another world’s first.
The tech is not commercialized yet and Samsung might need some time in doing so. However, the company has commercialized different standards in the past and remains confident that their tech will be incorporated in today’s networks soon.
“Samsung has successfully overcome the barriers to the commercialization of 60GHz millimeter-wave band Wi-Fi technology, and looks forward to commercializing this breakthrough technology,” said Kim Chang Yong, Head of DMC R&D Center of Samsung Electronics. “New and innovative changes await Samsung’s next-generation devices, while new possibilities have been opened up for the future development of Wi-Fi technology.”
Samsung has also developed another technology called “micro beam-forming control technology” (another world’s first!), which enhances overall signal quality.
We hope that we will be able to see this tech in action soon. Which next consumer device by Samsung would be the first to use this technology? Let us know in comments.
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