Qualcomm takes on Wilocity WiGig leader




Qualcomm has acquired start-up Wilocity, a company that works on WiGig chipsets based on the 802.11ad standard. WiGig with speeds up to 7Gbit / s are possible, by taking advantage of the 60GHz-band. Use

WiGig How Qualcomm has paid for the acquisition of Israel-based Wilocity is not known, but there are rumors that there are approximately 300 million dollars, converted 220 million is on the table laid . The two companies worked together for some time in the development of chipsets and wireless technology.

With the acquisition Qualcomm WiGig technology can be integrated into its chipsets. Qualcomm will provide support in the upcoming Snapdragon 810 chipset for WiGig, which also is present for compatibility 802.11ac networks in the 5 GHz band and 802.11n Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz band.

WiGig is used, for sending stottervrij video short distances and can be found. In some laptops and docking stations The disadvantage of the WiGig technology is that the signal does not know hardly penetrate walls and the range is limited to approximately 10 meters.

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