[LINK] And across the finish line is.... 60GHz ISM

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Thu Nov 24 10:25:12 AEDT 2011

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011, Frank O'Connor wrote:
> Line of sight?
> Can't see it superceding 802.11N or other WiFI standards. I remotely and automatically update all my software on the Pod, the Pad and the Phone over WiFi. If the devices had to be in LOS for all those updates the convenience would be lost. I like being able to access the Net over WiFi from wherever I have my five WiFi capable devices at the time.
> Is this a solution is search of a problem?
> My prediction. It will meet a brief and ignominious death.
> Get back to me in a year of so if it has gone anywhere.

There's likely nothing preventing 802.11ad to be glued to a set of active
antenna elements, to do active per-client beamforming.

It's currently done for 2/5ghz 802.11n.

(Disclaimer: I work with this stuff nowdays..)

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